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About nancynursez637

retired, disabled nurse, who has spent the last 15 yrs working on being able to garden despite the disabilities and continued pain,

Living with Life-Altering Pain – October 2012 A little background on why I think I can write this article: from the time I was 10 or 11 years old, I have pretty much been in pain. Daily. By the time … Continue reading

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Persistent pain after endometriosis surgery

Persistent Pain after Excision Surgery – by Nancy Petersen, RN By Lisa Graham Magnuson on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 10:23am Lets talk about persistent pain: Once you have had advanced excision by a specialist, and have persistent pain, there … Continue reading

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Recently when I posted that less than 100 out of the 52,000 gyns in the US had been identified as doing effective endometriosis surgery, I heard from a group of gyns who were offended by the comment. Yet as we … Continue reading

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Psychological dismissal of women with Endometriosis

Psycho-Social Issues for Women with Endometriosis (I wrote this 25 yrs ago, still way too true today) By Nancy Petersen, RN Director, St. Charles Endometriosis Treatment Program In the early 1920’s Sampson and others told us that women with endometriosis … Continue reading

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Endometriosis

Women with endometriosis are 176,000,000 strong world wide, and over 8,000,000 in North America.¬† They suffer pain with exercise, ¬†pain with sex, pain with bowel movements, pain with full bladders, pain with pelvic exams, pain mid-cycle, during the period or … Continue reading

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