#endojourney: Battle Symptoms

Sixteen out of the past nineteen days my nausea has been so intense. I was forced to miss nine days of work and leave early on the other days. Aside from doing the essentials, I was beached on the couch in between dry heaving and/or throwing up. I have this plastic jug that is always…

#endojourney: Two Surgeries & A Wedding

January 3rd, two months exactly to our wedding day, I found myself laying on an operating table about to undergo uterine resuspension, endometriosis excision and a dilation and curettage procedure (commonly known as a D&C), marking my fourth endometriosis related operation in nine years. We were hopeful this operation would not only be my last…

#endojourney: See You in Hell Uterus Part 2

By the time one of my resident surgeons entered the room, I felt like I was in an episode of some primetime medical drama (if I had my choice, it would be House). Mom was in the corner, her brow furrowed with worry as she watched the lights on the machine go haywire the moment…

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Quick & Simple. Those were my two motivators in making lunch on day eighteen of my hysterectomy recovery. Mom had been visiting to lend a helping hand, however, seeing as I had only been outside twice briefly since my surgery, I needed to do something more than rest. Surveying what we had already in our pantry,…

#endojourney: See You in Hell Uterus Part 1

Pulling up to the hospital. Waiting for the registration nurse to call my number. Hunger pangs from my empty stomach. More waiting in another waiting room. Staring at my overnight bag and running through its contents in my mind. Changing into the hospital gown and grateful for the surgery socks. Amazed I still don’t feel…

#endojourney: Rebuilding with Food

I got my first period at sixteen and it was a sucker punch to my uterus. By the time my second period rolled around, unfairly close to the first one, my mom took me to the doctor. Informing him of my two-period history, he prescribed me the birth control pill. I was told it would…

#AskErinAnything

You asked and check out my answers below. I will be updating this post regularly keeping the latest questions at the top. How was your hysterectomy recovery been since your surgery?  The first four days were the toughest I’ve ever experienced. The mixture of nausea, bloating, lightheadedness, incision pain and the general discomfort which follows…

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

🌮Move over Taco Tuesday – Taco Thursday is here to stay!🌮 My insanely talented friend Renée happened to be over last Thursday as we decided it was time to stop taco-ing* about filming my recipes and get to it already. As the endo pain was rendering me relatively useless, I decided to make a simpler recipe….

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale Pesto

Apologies as it has been awhile since my last recipe post. Unfortunately my health has rendered me beached on the couch. While the endo and recent kidney infection torture my body, I try and keep my mind active thinking up new recipes. On Thursday, I decided no matter what my endo pain level, I was having…

Kale Pesto

Using only 8 ingredients this light and vibrant pesto is perfect addition to your summer dish! Kale Pesto 1 cup pine nuts 1 cup chopped kale 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/2 cup fresh basil 3 garlic cloves 1 lemon 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Over medium-low heat lightly toast the pine nuts in a…