RisasPieces is for sharing my experiences living life with pelvic/vulval-vaginal pain, and disseminating general pelvic/vulval-vaginal health information. Female, male, in between, both, neither, however you identify your pain and experiences are all valid and all are welcome here!**
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A little about me: I hold a B.S. in Human Development and Family Science/Human Services that I have yet to use in the “real world.” I am managing the effects of having had endometriosis, in addition to current Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Vestibulodynia/Vulvodynia, IBS, and Interstitial Cystitis. I had a Hysterectomy in 2018 for Adenomyosis as well as a unilateral oopherectomy (removal of left ovary due to complications from scar tissue and endometrioma 2018), bilateral salpingectomy, presacral neurectomy, and excision of endometriosis. I considered myself totally endometriosis free after my first excision 4+ years ago, until the discovery of the endometrioma which claimed my left ovary. I once again consider myself endometriosis free, however despite being disease free I do still experience some pain from having had it. I am childless and may also write about it from time to time. In other words I’m just a person with life experience and some research skills.