Bon Voyage Mom & Dad!!!

Carnival Freedom

Today has been bitter-sweet as my parents arrived in Galveston, TX to sail away on the Carnival Freedom cruise ship for a well-deserved vacation.





I am so grateful that they arrived safely, because they were involved in a minor accident on the drive south near Houston, TX.  Apparently a truck driving in front of them was carrying a large box containing a water heater, which fell off into the highway.  Mom tried to swerve but couldn’t because there were vehicles in the lanes on either side of her car.  They collided with the water heater, which damaged her almost new, beautiful car but thankfully the damage was mostly cosmetic and there were no injuries.

As I’ve likely mentioned before, traveling is one of my passions and going on cruises with my parents have been the best days of my life.  We have been on 3 together and I cherish those memories like no others. Continue reading

Share Your Story : Ginny

Thank you to Lisa and her amazing blog for sharing my Endometriosis story and giving other women (aka Endo Sisters) a place to share theirs as well. 🙂

Bloomin' Uterus


Ginny was diagnosed when she was 31.  Now 37, Ginny lives in Arkansas with her wonderful husband.  Despite this happy ending, she continues to suffer from the pain and effects of Endometriosis, and continues ongoing treatment…and a hunt for answers.

Ginny’s Journey: My first hospitalization for severe abdominal pain happened at age 16. The intensity of the pain and internal bleeding had caused my blood pressure to drop to 70/30 and my body to go into shock. It was the first of many ER visits for similar symptoms but the only one taken seriously enough to admit me to the hospital overnight.

At the time I had never heard of Endometriosis and no one in the hospital nor any of my doctors ever mentioned it. I was diagnosed, or more likely misdiagnosed, with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, told that my fallopian tubes were full of scar tissue and that I would likely have…

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