Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just keep running

I'm about to leave for a 9-10 mile run. What? Really? 9-10 miles? That's crazy! I even love writing it. Now let's just see if I can run it.

Lots of exciting things going on at work right now. I have a new corporate committee I'm a part of that's kind of exciting. Plus I've been put in charge of hiring for my division, so that's a lot of work but should be rewarding. I also have a couple of initiatives I'm working on specifically within our division which should be good. It's nice to have something that I own, that I can feel proud of.

I spent some time yesterday looking at endometriosis support groups online. I haven't done that in a really long time. I've just kind of accepted the disease as normal and gone with it...but this blog has been such a big help (back when I was actually blogging) and I had forgotten how important sharing and learning from others with the disease really is. I've done way too much research on endo in my day, so if anyone has any questions about it, please let me know. Obviously I can just rattle off research and my own experiences...by no means am I a doctor! But I've been through mad amounts of pain, plenty of time being misdiagnosed, two laparoscopies, a stage 4 endo diagnosis, Lupron for three months, countless ovarian cysts ruptures, and lived through it all. SO any support or help I can offer, that's what I want to do.

Just thought I'd put that out there :)

9 comments:

Amanda and Tim said...

I hope the run went well and you enjoyed it! Way to go on your new projects at work, so excited for you!!

endochick said...

How did the run go? I did a 6 mile one day, but was averaging 3 (sometimes 4) a day until I got a nasty shin spint last week. Now I'm a bit side lined. It feels better but I'm so hesitant to get back on the horse. May start slow and work back up.

ReadyGo said...

The run went pretty well! I got 9 done...although at about 8.5 I thought I was a goner. But I made it, and it felt good to be done. I'm sorry about the shin splint!!! That stopped me running last year, but once I rested up for a while, I was able to get back on it. You will too!

Jeanne said...

Readygo,

That's awesome that you can run! With my combination of illnesses, my physical running days are behind me... but I can still run in my mind! :)

That's great that work is going well.

It's awesome that you did 9 miles.

I have lived with endometriosis for 28 years and finding support from others who "get it" is so important! I've had 7 surgeries (6 laparoscopies and 1 laparotomy) and I really and truly hope that I can avoid having any more. My body has been through enough.

Thankfully, acupuncture has been tremendously helpful and I have found other "alternative" therapies helpful as well.

There are tons of endo articles on my blog. (I'm up to 329 posts now). While I haven't been writing about endo quite as much in my very recent posts, there are plenty of older ones that you might find helpful.

Lately, I have been writing a bit less about endometriosis and a bit more about other things simply because sometimes I need a break from incessantly talking about endo.

Since I have so many chronic illnesses, I write about some of them too. (I also write about subjects like infertility).

Have a great day!

Jeanne

pipsti said...

hi there, Your blog caught my eye. I am 28 and have endometriosis. I was only diagnosed back in January of this year but I had a strong feeling something wasn't quite right for a long time before that.

Anyway, I was hoping you could share some advice with me - I used to do a lot of running, which I loved. the only time I found it difficult was on the first day of my period (I felt a lot of pain if I ran that day) but generally I loved it. Anyway when diagnosed I was told I should not run as it is a 'high impact' exercise. I try yoga, which I enjoy but I miss running! Do you think I can carry on?

Any advice would be much appreciated!
THanks

Pippa

Zoe said...

I have endo and I have also heard to stop high intensity working out like running. But I did just read an article saying running and med - high intensity working out can help control pain for people with endo?

I'm confused. Any more info on the situation would be so helpful.

xoxox Zoe

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allen solly said...

Nice Post!! Thanks for sharing with us Endometriosi can affect women from the first menstruation and exceptionally even before the first menstrual cycle in childhood, usually by the time of her first period to menopause, although after 40 years the growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity this seems slower .

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