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Diana Lynn

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Endometriosis Awareness, Management & Recovery/Writer/Blogger/Luso-AmericanaπŸ‡΅πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ/EndoWarriorπŸŽ—: Follow me here to follow my journey with Endometriosis

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When you need an Endo Friendly meal so you create your own through online order! @panerabread . . . Lunch - Romaine lettuce, roasted shredded chicken, cucumber, red grapes, cashews and Panera’s Fuji Apple White Vinegar Dressing πŸ₯—πŸ₯’πŸ‡ . . πŸŽ—πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ🏼 #endowarrior #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #endometriosis #1in10women #endometriosisawareness #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #endometriosisdiet #endodietjourney #nocure #endoawareness #endolife #invisibleillness #endocommunity #endometriosisjourney #endofighter #endoeducation #glutenfree #dairyfree #soyfree #eggfree #endodietfriendly
Today I begin my Lupron Therapy Treatment. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions from the moment my doctor recommended I do this treatment and it continues to be. Blog entry with details about this new part of my journey to follow later. Link will be posted in my bio. #spoonie #spoonielife #1in10 #endostrong #findacure #im1in10  #1in10women #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endowarrior #endosister #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #nocure #needacure #endosupport #endoawareness #endolife #invisibleillness #endocommunity #endometriosisjourney #endofighter #endopain #endoeducation πŸŽ—πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ🏼
My boyfriend and I both took off Valentine’s Day from work to spend the day together. I made breakfast and dinner (he even insisted on making both completely #endodietfriendly!). . . Breakfast - Smoothie with Cherries, Strawberries, Peaches, Pineapple, Almond Milk. Turkey Bacon & Scrambled Eggs. (I normally would not use egg in my meals, but Eggs are something that some with Endo are able to consume sparingly. I am thankful to be able to have this every so often.) πŸ’πŸ“πŸ‘πŸπŸ₯“πŸ₯š Lunch - Gluten free Spaghetti and Broccoli with a Garlic Sauce and Garlic Shrimp. πŸ₯¦πŸ€ #endowarrior #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #endometriosis #1in10women #endometriosisawareness #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #endometriosisdiet #endodietjourney #nocure #endoawareness #endolife #invisibleillness #endocommunity #endometriosisjourney #endofighter #endoeducation #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #endodiet #endodietfriendly
Yesterday’s #endodiet friendly meals: . . Lunch - Romaine lettuce, roasted shredded chicken, cucumber, red grapes and Panera’s Fuji Apple White Vinegar Dressing πŸ₯—πŸ₯’πŸ‡ Dinner - Brown Rice with Grilled Garlic Shrimp. 🍚🍀 . . Who says Brown Rice needs to be plain or bland?? Healthy can have plenty of flavor! When I made this last night, my boyfriend took one bite of the rice and with surprise said “This rice has really great flavor!”. I was pretty excited! For the rice I used my mom’s Portuguese Rice recipe (substituting Brown Rice in place of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Rice to make it #endodietfriendly).πŸŽ—πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ🏼 #endowarrior #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #endometriosis #1in10women #endometriosisawareness #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #endometriosisdiet #endodietjourney #nocure #endoawareness #endolife #invisibleillness #endocommunity #endometriosisjourney #endofighter #endoeducation #glutenfree #dairyfree #soyfree #eggfree
So I know that not all of this is related to my #endojourney but I need to give a shout-out to this amazing man who constantly supports me no matter what, and especially through my struggles with #endo. . . I had a great Valentine’s Day with my love! I made breakfast and dinner (he even insisted on making both completely #endodietfriendly!) and we spent the day together. This is my adorable and super snuggly Valentine’s gift, “Lord Huggington”! Haha! I am so thankful for Phil. I couldn’t ask for a sweeter more caring man who when I ask him if he has “all of his things, his backpack, his everything” standing outside my car and knowing what I meant he replies with the cutest smirk “my everything is in the car.” I love this man so much! ❀️❀️❀️ #bestboyfriendever #ilovehim #valentinesday #happyvalentinesday #glutenfree #soyfree #eggfree #dairyfree #endodiet  P.S. I had to include the picture where he’s making a face because he had to be fresh and make the face when I was trying to take the picture!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I hate waiting. I almost feel like the closer it gets to my appointments the worse the wait feels. Another surgery (Surgery #3 to be exact) is definitely not far down the road at all. Now to determine how soon it will be needed and what my options are for pain management and the production of the Endo since the Lupron treatment is financially absolutely not an option for me. πŸŽ—πŸ’› #spoonie #spoonielife #endometriosisawareness #endowarrior #1in10 #endostrong #findacure #invisibleillness #tensemuscles #im1in10  #1in10women #fightlikeagirl #endosucks  #endosister #endometriosis  #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #nocure #endoawareness #endolife #endocommunity #endometriosisjourney #endofighter
Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. The past week! It’s been a rough one. Went to IKEA with my boyfriend last night and was pretty excited to be able to find something that was #endodiet friendly!! It may not be easy to do, but it can be done ladies!! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ—πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ🏼 #endowarrior #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #endometriosis #1in10women #endometriosisawareness #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #endometriosisdiet #endodietjourney #nocure #endoawareness #endolife #invisibleillness #endocommunity #findacure #endometriosisjourney #endofighter #endoeducation #endometriosiswarrior #glutenfree #dairyfree #soyfree #eggfree #norefinedsugars
When you are in so much pain you can’t even have dinner. Not only can I not stand long enough to put some food on a plate but I have no appetite, yet I’m starving at the same time. All out of spoons. #spoonie #spoonielife #endometriosisawareness #endowarrior #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #invisibleillness #tensemuscles #nocure #chronicillness #im1in10  #1in10women #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosis  #endo . . My pain starts in my ovaries, goes across my entire pelvic region, wraps around my entire back/through my kidneys, & radiates through my hips/down my legs/into my ankles. On a good day it stops in the joints of my knees rather than continuing down my legs.
So, I have slowly started following the #endometriosisdiet but this morning I needed a little caffeine in my life. I have been trying not to have any caffeine lately, but thankfully I am able to have caffeine sparingly! But the real MVP today is my amazing boyfriend! He found these brown rice rollers at Costco yesterday when we were grocery shopping and they are #endodiet friendly!!! They are #glutenfree #dairyfree #soyfree #eggfree and have #norefinedsugars!! I have been looking for safe snacks and these are perfect and they taste great! 😊 I am truly so lucky and grateful for my amazing support system which also includes my parents, sister and brother in law! ❀️ #endowarrior #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #endometriosis #1in10women #endometriosisawareness #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #endodietjourney #nocure #endoawareness #endolife #invisibleillness #endocommunity #findacure #endometriosisjourney #endofighter #endoeducation #endometriosiswarrior
I am the luckiest woman in the world. . . Repost from @dealynn1017 using @RepostRegramApp - When your boyfriend texts you that he is giving up fast food and joining you in following your special diet. #endosucks, but my boyfriend is amazing.  This is a BIG deal guys!! He loves his Taco Bell!! Haha!! I just love him! :)
I’m having a pretty rough pain night & just wanted to share what it feels like for me (pain-wise) to try to push through the pain & live w/ #endometriosis. On the outside I’m laughing & smiling as my sister shares stories w/ me, tells me about some exciting plans she has, makes jokes & sends me funny snapchats, but on the inside is a terrible storm that will never go away. Now, I’m not putting on an act for my sister. She knows exactly what it looks like to live with this condition & has been here through every moment of my struggle. It’s important to point out the difference between what you see on the outside vs what someone w/ #endo is actually feeling because so often I hear things like “You don’t look sick.” or “You look fine to me.” It makes me want to scream. I don’t have a cough or a fever or the sniffles & my voice is not affected so of course I seem fine, but the key word here is SEEMS. The only way my illness is expressed outwardly is vocally. I’ve gotten so used to acting normal at work & school while in this pain that it’s now an auto-response even at home. I was 13 when I first started experiencing the pain. It was so severe I would throw up or pass out & miss school. Over the years I’ve grown so accustomed to the level of pain & the severity of it even as it increased over the years that I no longer throw up or pass out, but just grin & bare it because the truth is that this pain is not going anywhere. I will have to live with it for the rest of my life or until hopefully a cure is found. I’ve had to figure out different and multiple ways to manage the intensity of the pain, ranging from pain patches to surgery, just so that I can function “normally” on a daily basis. My legs, hips & back feel like they are completely on fire & my abdomen feels like it is wrapped in barbed wire. The internal organs in my pelvic & abdominal regions constantly feel like they’re being squeezed & twisted. Sometimes my body can’t relax
I live with constant severe pain due to Endometriosis. There isn’t much out there that helps to manage this pain but there are a few items that do make a bit of a difference in lightening the pain even though it’s just a little bit. The items that are the biggest help to me are XL Back/Large Area Icy Hot Patches, herbal tea and my heating blanket. Icy Hot Patches, however, are the MVP for my pain management. If it weren’t for this product I would not be able to maintain a full time job, or possibly any job at all. I have tried so many different pain relief products and this is the only product that helps me to manage my pain level. . . For more information about some of my symptoms, look out for my next post! #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #1in10women #endometriosisawareness #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #endometriosisdiet #behappybehealthy #endodiet #endodietjourney #nocure #needacure #endobelly . . Reposting from @dealynn1017 using @RepostRegramApp - Powering through the pain!! #staypositive #endowarrior #endometriosis #sufferersbestfriend #icyhotpatchesxl πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŠπŸŽ—
ENDO FACTS: . There is NO CURE” . . . By the time a hysterectomy is performed the Endometriosis could have already spread. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) is found outside the uterus on other parts of the body. It is usually found in the abdomen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and ligaments that support the uterus and other areas in the pelvic region. These endometrial growths may also be found in areas such as the bladder, bowel, vagina, cervix, vulva, and in abdominal surgical scars. Although less common, they can also be found in the lung, intestines, appendix, rectum, arm, thigh, and other locations. πŸŽ—πŸ’› . . . #endowarrior #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #endostrong #findacure #endometriosis #1in10women #endometriosisawareness #fightlikeagirl #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #chronicillness #endo #nocure #needacure #endofacts
In the photo on the left I was on my way to one of my favorite events with my favorite drink in hand (which let’s be honest, I shouldn’t be drinking, but I was feeling pretty good that day and was so happy to be going out so I got it any way!). Technically I shouldn't have caffeine or dairy or refined sugars but my love for @starbucks caramel macchiatos is STRONG! Wish me luck as I start the Endometriosis Diet next week... that means no more Caramel Macchiatos for me! The photo on the right was taken during my recovery right after my second surgery almost 2 years ago to manage some of the issues caused by my #endometriosis. This is 1 image of what endometriosis looks like. There is currently no cure. It is an "invisible illness" and it affects #1in10women. That photo on the left paints a very different picture of me than what I am feeling on the inside most days. Most days all I want to do is lay in bed because the pain is crippling, but I can’t. I have to push myself out of bed in the morning and get myself to work. I am so grateful for the days that fall on a weekend or holiday when I can lay in bed because I am in such extreme pain all day in sweats. #endowarrior #im1in10 #1in10 #endosister #laparoscopy #roboticmyomectomy #endostrong #findacure #endobelly πŸŽ—πŸ’›