Everyone’s journey is different

Everyone’s journey is different.

I’m often sent messages all around the world by women sharing & asking questions surrounding symptoms with interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, & pelvic floor pain. I’m very open with my journey in the hopes to help others feel less alone. There’s still quite a bit of silence about talking about certain body parts. The vagina for instance. We often don’t talk about that part of the body but I think we are getting better at it. When I started experiencing painful symptoms with my vagina due to my interstitial cystitis & endometriosis I felt uncomfortable talking openly about it. The pain was terribly severe. Like a knife cutting up in vagina into my uterus, ovaries, & bladder. Exams made me want to scream … some exams I did scream & plead. When the pain was at its worse I couldn’t use tampons. I was receiving pelvic floor physical therapy. Three times a week receiving biofeedback & internal massage/stretching of the vagina tissues. Valium was prescribed for my vagina, followed by a custom made prescription cream. Time & patience. Today I use cannabis oil applied directly into the vagina with a tincture. I also receive the Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment every few months to rejuvenate the vaginal tissues. Using a dilator is part of my routine as well. So many women feel so alone with this kind of pain. Many women have messaged me fearing they will never be able to have sex & that they are abnormal. You’re not. Your self worth is not attributed by how much sex you have. And countless women have messaged me telling me the sex they do have is terribly painful but they fear losing their partner. If your partner doesn’t understand then first off they are undeserving of you. Second if sex is painful then you must share that with your partner. They probably don’t even know. If they truly understand, care, & love you then they will take the time to figure out what works for you. There is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. So many women are going through this. We have to treat our pelvic floor with the same respect, understanding, love, & care as we do any other part of our body.

#AloAboutSelfCare⁣ Day 9 @aloyoga @alo.moves ⁣

📸 @nolan.weisser

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