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About ducksinarow55

Wife. Mommy. Endometriosis/Adenomyosis/Bell's Palsy warrior. Advocate for advanced excision surgery as the gold standard treatment for endometriosis. My posts will include my personal journey with both endometriosis and adenomyosis, as well as links to resources by reputable endometriosis/adenomyosis sites (ie. Endometriosis Research Center, World Endometriosis Research Foundation, etc). Follow me on twitter - twitter.com/rlgibson

Same stuff, different year, still NO ENDO! 7 YEARS Endo free after expert excision!

I am 7 YEARS ENDO SYMPTOM FREE TODAY!!! As I sit here, contemplating what to write, wondering what I can add to my novels of posts from years past, I’ve decided to sum it up in the most elegant sentence … Continue reading

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Natural Cure For Adenomyosis? 

As a women’s health advocate, I promise to always tell you the truth. I can’t, however, promise to always tell you what you want to hear.  I was raised very ‘crunchy’ and ‘natural’. My mother birthed her children naturally with … Continue reading

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Life After Adenomyosis – 2nd Hysterversary!

Wow how time flies! It’s been 2 years since I said goodbye to evicted my uterus. Sometimes it feels kinda weird that I’m only 27 and am already 2 years post hysterectomy + prophylactic salpingectomy (uterus/cervix+tubes, I kept both ovaries), … Continue reading

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Understanding Hysterectomy

*It’s a common MISCONCEPTION that a “partial” hysterectomy means ovaries left, “full” or “complete” or “radical” means “all reproductive organs removed”.
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EndoWhat? Review

I’ve received multiple Facebook messages as to my opinion of this film, so I’ve decided to pen my thoughts. If my inbox is any indication, I’m apparently far from alone in my feelings. I’m fairly certain my review will ruffle … Continue reading

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Successful Excision From A Patient’s POV

I want to talk about the definition of successful expert excision from a patient perspective. If you’re like me, you’ve read the literature from the MD/CRNP angle but what does that translate to for the average woman who is in … Continue reading

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Interview with Women’s Health Mag.com!

I was 25 years old when I had my hysterectomy for adenomyosis in December 2014. The average woman who undergoes a hysterectomy here in the U.S. will be between 40-45 years old. Even in support forums and Facebook groups, I … Continue reading

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