Oh crap, I feel a lump!

It’s Sunday evening and I am off to take a shower before going to bed. For some reason I touched my breasts. I must admit I don’t do the once a month self inspection as all woman are supposed to to check for lumps in our breasts. But there it was in all it’s glory….

To the one who makes Mother’s Day hurt a little less

This blogpost is too beautiful to not share. Everyone faced with infertility would know exactly what she is talking about. Keep faith ladies, there are light at the end of the tunnel. In which ever shape and size. Source: To the one who makes Mother’s Day hurt a little less

Finding a fertility clinic

Fertility treatment, in any form, in South Africa is expensive. Medical aid doesn’t cover any part of it and government doesn’t subsidize the treatment like in some countries. If you google ‘fertility clinics South Africa’ you get a few results and they are basically located in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. If you can’t afford…

“She’s Just Like You When You Were A Child!”

My sister has 2 little girls, aged 2 and 5. And if I may say so myself, they are super cute and I love them to bits. The thing about kids that age is that every time they do something, the rest of the family would say something like ‘she’s just like her mom‘ or…

Celebrity Padma Lakshmi’s endo-story

At some point I was addicted to watching Top Chef. I enjoyed the food and the competition. Padma Lakshmi became a household name for me. At that point I didn’t realise there will be more linking me to her than the pure enjoyment of good food. She was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of…

Annual check-up (3 years in)

So it was time once again for my annual check-up. I’ve learnt that I am ‘ok’ going to these check-ups and that I don’t need to be scared of the enodmetriosis returning. They do get easier with time. I just have to take Yaz every single day and I can continue with my daily live…

Just a thought…

I know Leandi from varsity days. She is such a gorgeous girl with an angelic voice. She is in her early 30’s now, but last June she had to bury her husband. I don’t know all the details around her husband’s death, what I do know is that he was suddenly rushed to hospital and…

Boom Shake the Womb!

Elizabeth’s story was posted on ‘Endo the World’. I was truly moved by what she has had to endure on her endometriosis journey. Life Lesson by Don Raye The fierce wind rages And I see how trees survive They have learned to bend Source: Boom Shake the Womb!

Annual check-up (2 years in)

So time came for my annual check-up again, in 2015. We have been married for 6 months and were comfortable with our situation. The doctor asked her questions and then did a transvaginal ultrasound. That relieve when she looks at you and says ‘Everything is looking good‘ doesn’t go away. Before you go in it’s…

Another personal experience to share

I stumbled across this article written by a fellow endo-sister Chandelis Duster, ‘Pain and uncertainty: A young woman shares her struggle with endometriosis‘. Her story is much like all the others I’ve heard, very long and painful and treatment upon treatment only to be diagnosed correctly years later. Her endometriosis keeps returning (unlike mine) which…