Clearing the Air

It has been nearly two months since I started Oh Novaries and I wanted to say a huge thank you to all my supporters and followers. Thank you to all the people who have commented and liked my information and photos, and for all those who have messaged me, either with supportive words or the courage to share your story. The feedback has been so uplifting and positive. I didn’t expect such kind words and it was almost overwhelming. I can’t thank you all enough.

It is so important for us to talk about these issues and for us to create a safe space to do so. It can be so hard for women, especially young women to talk about periods and to know the difference between a healthy period and an unhealthy period. In the future, I would love to be able to educate young women about all the different aspects that come with being a female; because, heck, we have to deal with a lot. Between boobs, periods and hormones, there is a lot to learn!

Just doing some research on how to handle being a female

Now, I thought I should clear the air. Since starting Oh Novaries, I have had a number of messages and comments about pregnancy and infertility. This can be such a touchy and private topic but I always try to be honest. So, I just wanted to clarify that Jordan and I are currently not trying to get pregnant. There seems to be some confusion about this, which I did not mean to create. Don’t get me wrong, we want children and we are very excited about a family in the future. However, when I was diagnosed, Jords and I decided we wouldn’t let the diagnosis control our lives. I am still studying and we still want to travel and explore before we have a family. Everyone has their opinions and I have heard a lot of them from a lot of different people. It’s like people think I don’t know anything about endometriosis… hello, I am the one who has it! You think I haven’t done my research?  Anyway, I am 23 and am enjoying my married life, with my handsome husband, without children for the time being. Yes, there are times when all I want is a baby, but I can’t let my hormones and my fears dictate my life.

I recently acted in a show and played a pregnant women. I will admit I did like this look on me. However, it was awesome to take the weight off in only a couple of hours, as opposed to 9 months.

Now that’s out of the way, if you know anyone who has endometriosis or suspected endometriosis, please don’t hesitate to pass along my details. There are so many different ways to reach me, whether it be via Instagram, Facebook or simply click here. I would love to continue growing Oh Novaries as a safe, supportive and positive online community for women.

Thank you again for all the love and support! It means the world to me!

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