About

Wife. Mommy.
Endometriosis/Adenomyosis/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction/Bell’s Palsy warrior.
Advocate for advanced excision surgery as the gold standard treatment for endometriosis.

My posts include my personal journey of adapting after my life suddenly changed at age 19 when I went from being healthy one minute to battling illness the next. I talk about how I overcame endometriosis in 2010 with expert excision surgery, my medically challenging pregnancy, developing Bell’s Palsy, being diagnosed with adenomyosis and the resulting hysterectomy in December 2014, dealing with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and traveling to see a pelvic floor physical therapist and everything in between.

My goal is to be sure that any information that I share is medically accurate and factual.         To that end, I typically only link to resources by reputable health sites.

The story of how I overcame endometriosis and adenomyosis can be found here –  https://ducksinarow55.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/my-journey-with-endometriosis-adenomyosis/

The video montage of my story can be found on youtube –

Follow me on twitter –
https://twitter.com/rlgibson

For more information on these conditions:
Endometriosis –
http://www.centerforendometriosiscare.com/understanding-endometriosis/

Adenomyosis –
http://endopaedia.info/subtype17.html

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction –
http://www.centerforendometriosiscare.com/728/

Bell’s Palsy –
http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/bells-palsy-topic-overview

5 Responses to About

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  2. Shawn Chevalier says:

    I had a hysterectomy at 24 for the IDENTICAL reasons. It’s almost like you wrote this about and for me. I can’t remember though, did you have the ovaries removed too? I am 46 now and 6 years ago we discovered that I have full blown Osteoporosis. So be careful of that.

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    • Because the adenomyosis was confined to uterus, and my ovaries are thankfully healthy, I was able to retain both ovaries. They cycle every month and so far so good. I’m not on any hormonal suppression or hormonal replacement.

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  3. Eileen Sanchez says:

    I had the exact thing i was 25yrs old. The part that stinks now is you have no hormones and have to deal with hot flashes anxiety weight gain. But be blessed. Eileen

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    • Hi Eileen, I actually still have both of my ovaries as adenomyosis was the reason for my hysterectomy and it is a condition that is limited to the uterus. Subsequently, I was able to retain both ovaries which are cycling along perfectly. I haven’t gained any weight or had any hot flashes and don’t require hormonal replacement. 🙂

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