Is adoption an option ?

I always thought getting pregnant would be something natural, easy and quick, without big issues and without needing help in any way. I never thought about the possibility of having to try for several years, never thought of alternatives to naturally conceiving, nor did I think of the possibility that I could stay childless forever……

More than endo-Mondays number 2 – I love supping

Second time I write my ‘more-than-endo-Monday’ post, this time about my second passion: sports! I always needed a lot of sports and movement in my life, which always helped me to be in balance and full of energy. (Which is a good mix with my endometriosis, which is actually an energy-robber) I immediately notice when…

Sons only please

Endometriosis seems to run in the family, according to different research. When I look at my family, this seems to be true. My mom didn’t seem to have it though. She got easily and immediately pregnant as she planned and she never complained of having pain or discomfort during her period. (Unfortunately, my dearest mom…

Am I the only one left?

‘Am I the only one left?’ Have you ever asked yourself this question as well? When your best friend, your colleague, your cousin, your neighbour, … all get pregnant and have one baby after the other, I know it can be frustrating at times and I am currently going through quite a difficult time with…

Getting pregnant with endo: let’s talk about s*x

Because of my endometriosis, I know that my chances of getting pregnant the natural way are smaller than average, so I have been researching quite a lot about how we can optimize our sexlife to maximize our chances of having a baby. We want to do everything right, without (if possible) taking all the fun…

How I stay positive with endometriosis?

Dear readers, I do not want to pretend I am positive all the time. Nor do I think that we HAVE to be positive all the time. There might be days where you are just in so much pain, that you can not even think about … let alone BE positive. And thatˋs allright… sometimes…

Endo-surgery diary part 2

-Warning- this post might be longer and more detailed than usual, but I really want to post it, as it might give certain readers a good overview of how you might feel after a laparoscopic excision surgery to remove endometriosis. It gets really personal sometimes, but I tried to stick as close as possible to…

Endo vs. Emmanuelle: 1-1

March 2019 – I kept a diary to myself the days after my endometriosis excision surgery and thought I might share this with all of you. (not all at once, otherwise it will be a very long post, but I will publish in 2 different posts) It descibes my feelings and thoughts the day of…

Laparoscopy, Excision, Ablation,… the Endo-lexicon

After being diagnosed with endometriosis on March 1st 2019 and was told to get surgery to remove the endo as soon as possible, I had 10 days to get ready for my first surgery and get to know my newly discovered disease. (only 10 days after diagnosis… after 10 years of cramps, pain and discomfort…)…

The diagnosis

As written in my previous post, we were in the middle of an IVF cycle when it started. Terrible pain… the more hormones I took (through pills and injections), the more I suffered. In the beginning it was still mild cramps and pain, but the further we went in the process, the worse it became….