Posted by: thedianestory | March 12, 2015

Blogging for Endo – Week One…The Journey

March 3, 2015

It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month and my friend, Jamee, and I are kicking off our fourth annual Blogging for Endo Campaign! We use this month to raise awareness and connect with other women to share our stories and offer support. 

Please check out our website: Blogging for Endo. Here you will find our weekly blog post topic for Endo Awareness month. It’s our hope that you would share your story and link up with us each week. 

This week’s topic is about how your journey with Endometriosis has changed this past year. So here’s my thoughts:

I feel like this is the first year since being part of this campaign that I actually have more positive news regarding my journey. I’ve definitely still had my ups and downs, but feel like I’ve experienced some really positive things in life this year throughout my journey, as well. 

Right after our Blogging for Endo Campaign ended last year, I was feeling strong. And after being off work on disability for five years, finally felt like I could go back to work – but with serious part time hours. I felt The Lord speak to me one Sunday (while I was on a field trip with my Girl Scouts) about maybe working a few hours somewhere. That Thursday I received a call from my former boss, offering me a job at the company she was currently managing. I went for an interview that following week and started working the week after that. 

So…working part time has changed my journey SO much. After five years on disability, one can begin to feel very isolated and alone. Working again has given me a sense of self-worth, confidence, and has just brought such joy being able to have human interaction again. I feel like I’m so much happier. 

I am still dealing with lots of pain, and have just gotten established with a new doctor, after my old endometriosis specialist quit accepting insurance. There are days that I can’t make it to work, and days that I do push myself to work and then come home and crash. Some weeks everything else in my life aside from work suffers, because all my energy goes into making it to work, and then I have no spoons left to function. So I am currently on a journey to find a balance with it all. 

I feel like the journey is in constant motion. There are highs and many lows in a life spent battling Endo. But I continue to press on…determined to win this race. 

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

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