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Trigger warning: this post contains discussions of depression, self harm, and suicidal ideation. Please steer clear if these subjects may act as a trigger for you. Since I rarely pay attention to much of anything anymore, it’s taken me until the middle of this week to realize that it’s Mental Health Awareness Week…in the United Kingdom. (A large portion of blogs I follow and bloggers who follow me hail from the U.K.) Awareness Week here in the States isn’t until...

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Another month down means it’s time for another monthly reading wrap-up! I read seven books during the month of March! I don’t do monthly TBRs because I’m ridiculously spontaneous when it comes to picking which books to read next. Sometimes it takes me three or four tries to settle on one book versus another. So my monthly wrap-ups should be as much of a surprise to my readers as they are to me! My ratings are on a five-star scale...

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Title: Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe In Women’s Pain Author: Abby Norman Genre: Memoir Published: 2018 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ I don’t often (ok, ever) write single-post reviews about books I’ve read. I read far too many books to be able to do that. I usually just write mini-reviews and lump a month’s worth together, such as here, here, and here. But given the nature of this particular book, I feel compelled to write more than...

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I woke up screaming. Or at least, I was told I was screaming. I only remember crying. I was on a gurney in the post-op recovery area (PACU) after having an exploratory laparoscopy to determine the source of my persistent pelvic pain. I’d had knee surgery the year prior and recalled that waking up from that surgery was not like this. About half a dozen people surrounded my bed, trying to calm me down. I was in some of the worst...

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Another month down means it’s time for another monthly reading wrap-up! I managed to read seven books in February! I don’t do monthly TBRs because I’m ridiculously spontaneous when it comes to picking which books to read next. Sometimes it takes me three or four tries to settle on one book versus another. So my monthly wrap-ups should be as much of a surprise to my readers as they are to me! My ratings are on a five-star scale with...

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What do I know about endometriosis? I know my symptoms started when I was a teenager, about two years after beginning menses. I know when, as a 19-year old, I brought my symptoms and concern for endometriosis to my attention of my OB/GYN, she dismissed my concerns because I didn’t have “enough” symptoms; since I wasn’t sexually active, I didn’t know if the symptom of painful sex was present, so it was apparently impossible to diagnose me. As if painful,...

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book post created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. It moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. I don’t participate very often because I’m not very creative, but sometimes one of the topics will catch my eye! The topic for February 13th is: Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.) Well, I don’t do romance. I don’t mind realistic romance in a novel, but I dislike novels that are...

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book post created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. It moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. I don’t participate very often because I’m not very creative, but sometimes one of the topics will catch my eye! The topic for February 6th is: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read! TBR means “To Be Read” for those who don’t know the lingo. And...

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The past few weeks have been rough for me come nighttime. Things are all right during the day for the most part. But once midnight rolls around, pain comes out to play. I feel like this chick is sneaking around somewhere. If anyone sees her, stake her for me, will you? (After I burn for EVER referencing the trash that is Twilight on my blog…*face palm of shame*) For the past two weeks or so, I’ve been suddenly set upon...

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Reading wrap-ups are a new thing to me. I haven’t done a reading wrap-up before this month, but I always enjoy reading everyone else’s. Plus, even though I keep track of my reading on Goodreads, this may help motivate me towards my 2018 reading goal of 50 books! Based on how this month went, I think I may need to modify that goal in the upwards direction. I don’t do monthly TBRs because I’m ridiculously spontaneous when it comes to picking...

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