All eyes on Corona.

Covid-19 puts a shadow on endo awareness month What was planned to become a month full of events, press, news, information and people gatherings on endometriosis turned into a month, in which the whole world is focussed on the horrible Covid-19 or Coronavirus. No more endo events, marches, high teas or book readings can take…

3 weeks into the endo-diet

And it’s been a rollercoaster… I started off really fantastic and I was very strict the first week. I made some exceptions in week 2 and before I knew it, I was making an exception on something every day in week 3… 🙈 I still avoid gluten, coffee and most dairy, but I had a…

Day 5…

Only a brief post today, to give an update on my experience with the endo diet. I had an interesting encounter yesterday with another endometriosis patient who told me, I don’t have to be 100% strict about the endo diet… if I am doing 80%, this is already fantastic and a tremendous change with what…

Endo strikes back (so soon!)

Hey there readers, here’s a post… from my hospital bed… I just woke up after my second endo surgery (in 12 months). I never thought it would come back so fast, but it did… So here’s the story: I actually fel quite well after my first laparoscopic surgery, except for my S2, S3 nerves being…

Alternative medicine to cure endometriosis and/or get pregnant?

I have always been a firm believer of traditional medicine. Coming from a family with lots of doctors and with a theoretical background myself, I was never really open to alternative forms of medicine. But with classical medicine failing when it comes to curing endometriosis and in my quest to become pregnant, I admit that…

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……

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…

Too many pregnancy tests ? (nr 19)

I feel almost ashamed to write it down, but it’s true… I took the 19th pregnancy test today in 2 years time. It starts to feel a bit like a routine. In the beginning I would take every test together with my husband. But after doing that for 6 months (and 6 tests) I preferred…