Dear Steve: I am 43 years old,
and was diagnosed several years ago with endometriosis.
The problem actually started around 5 years ago. Around
my cycle, I feel extremely bloated, and am in a lot
of pain, not only cramping, but also severe "attacks"
of pain. The doctors recommend a hysterectomy which
I don't want to do. I was on some medication, but that
didn't work so well. Now I have been on hormones and
taking them faithfully, but I still have a lot of symptoms.
I become so irritable and impatient from the pain that
I don't like myself. My family humors me but I can tell
they just like to stay away from me during my "attacks"
I have a pretty happy marriage. My husband is a successful
civil service administrator. I have a son who is ten
years old, and a daughter about 13. We just built a
new home about three years ago and live in the country.
My father died when I was very young and I still miss
him, sometimes even seeing his "ghost". My
mom also died about ten years ago. I exercise, eat pretty
good, and meditate (not enough), but pretty consistently.
What can I do?
Losing a week of my life each month,
Kayla, Savannah, GA
Dear Kayla: Generally endometriosis,
is an abnormal condition of cells around within the
abdomen. They respond just like cells relating to fertility.
It is a condition that mimics the extreme ability to
get pregnant. I have also been told that it clears up
when you are pregnant, or when you have a hysterectomy
- either having a baby or letting go of having ANY babies.
For you specifically, it is no coincidence that this
started around the same time that your youngest child
started going to school, becoming more independent.
You may have felt like you were couldn't fulfill your
mothering urges. You "lost" your baby. Also,
you didn't mention any career of yours, so either you
stay at home and take care of the kids that aren't there,
or you do not feel your work is important enough to
mention. You may not feel needed enough by kids, husband,
others. Either way, you need to re-identify yourself
as a "modern woman". Check out some work (more
masculine in energy - out there, goal oriented, and
so on) that is also of service to others (feminine energies
- nurturing, giving).
Positive Thought To Manifest:
I nurture others AND myself in the perfect form. All
my changes are for the Highest Good.
You are a useful person
- see it, feel it, live it, Steve
Steven Rogat is a
metaphysical consultant, Spiritual & Shamanic Healer, Licensed Professional Counselor,
personal growth facilitator and author of Healing Thoughts, Therapeutic Shamanism:
A Bridge Between Metaphysics & Psychotherapy. Along with his wife Marcia, Steven co-ounded the Creative Thought Center (www.creativethought.org)
limiting thoughts and emotions are reflected
energetically in the body. Healing the stressors
compliments any and all methods of physical
healing. You are welcome to find out more
by writing the author. Please include your
age, address and phone number, date(s) of
onset of illness/injury, any pertinent diagnosis,
ALL the symptoms experienced, and a brief
description of events in your life within
6 months prior to the onset.
To receive a free response from Steve about a health condition, send your
question to: bodymind
For a personal response from the author,
send $10 check or money order (US currency),
pertinent information and self-addressed
stamped envelope to: Steven Rogat, P.O.
Box 2791, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2791.
The views expressed
here are that of the author and do not reflect
the opinions of Innerchange
and its staff. Advice is given as an adjunct
to other therapies, and is not recommended
as a substitute for medical treatment. Consult
your personal health practitioner before
starting any new health treatments.