The Cycle is a podcast about endometriosis stories from patients as well as helpful information about the disease and ways to cope with it. Our goal is to share endo stories from people all over the world to empower you.

Episodes

September 16, 2022 - 54 MIN

Living in service of others, founding Endo Black and living with endometriosis. Lauren K

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Lauren R. Kornegay, founder of Endo Black joins us this month.  Diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 20, Lauren experienced the pain, struggles, exhaustion, and confusion that accompany the disorder. This led her on a search .. Read More
Lauren R. Kornegay, founder of Endo Black joins us this month.  Diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 20, Lauren experienced the pain, struggles, exhaustion, and confusion that accompany the disorder. This led her on a search to find someone that looked like her, who was also dealing with endometriosis. Having previously searched social media, websites, and other avenues, she knew something had to change. Her mother always told her, “If there’s a void, fill it, and if you want something done, do it yourself.” Lauren believes in “creating a space where there is no space.” So in October of 2015, Lauren established Endo Black, Inc., a platform designed to connect African American women and women of color affected by endometriosis. Join us today as she talks about her endo story, living a life of service, and her endo story.  Check out https://www.endoblack.org/ for all of the events and details we talked about on today's show.  Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
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August 12, 2022 - 55 MIN

The long path to endometriosis diagnosis, POTS and how to keep perspective with Heather W.

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Heather joins us this month to chat about her long path to diagnosis, learning what endo was and how excision surgery helped her feel much better. She also talks to us about POTS, and her sons. We chat about autoimmune disorders and .. Read More
Heather joins us this month to chat about her long path to diagnosis, learning what endo was and how excision surgery helped her feel much better. She also talks to us about POTS, and her sons. We chat about autoimmune disorders and endo, as well as perspective when things get tough.  Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
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July 15, 2022 - 45 MIN

Season 4; Episode 7. Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva. We talk surgery prep, the mental weight of endo and so much more!

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In this show, Elva tells us about her next surgery, the ups, and downs of having endo, and her bowel as well as surgery tips for when you are in the hospital.  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook.. Read More
In this show, Elva tells us about her next surgery, the ups, and downs of having endo, and her bowel as well as surgery tips for when you are in the hospital.  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
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June 03, 2022 - 52 MIN

Season 4; Episode 6. Jenneh Rishe - endometriosis warrior, chronic illness advocate, RN, and founder The EndoCo. She just launched a new guided journal.

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Jenneh Rishe - endometriosis warrior, chronic illness advocate, Registered Nurse, and founder of women’s health non-profit The Endometriosis Coalition! Recently, Jenneh’s advocacy work has been featured on Good Morning America an.. Read More
Jenneh Rishe - endometriosis warrior, chronic illness advocate, Registered Nurse, and founder of women’s health non-profit The Endometriosis Coalition! Recently, Jenneh’s advocacy work has been featured on Good Morning America and in the New York Times, discussing subjects such as medical gaslighting and medical misdiagnosis. Her therapeutic guided journal, Part of You, Not All of You, is also currently the #1 New Release in Endometriosis! You can find out more about Jenneh and her journal here: https://www.jennehrishe.com/ This past May, Jenneh was featured as a main narrator in a documentary film, Below the Belt, executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Corinne Foxx, and Mae Whitham. The film aims to bring awareness to this invisible illness - from societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven healthcare, the film reveals how millions of people with endometriosis are effectively silenced. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
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May 13, 2022 - 51 MIN

Season 4; Episode 5. Olivia, Singer & Songwriter from LA. The pain starts to move into daily pain and why do we second guess ourselves when we have endo?

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Her cycle started painful, heavy, and irregular. She thought it was normal and was told this was just something she had to live with. We chat about how the symptoms start to build as time goes on until the time that endo pain become.. Read More
Her cycle started painful, heavy, and irregular. She thought it was normal and was told this was just something she had to live with. We chat about how the symptoms start to build as time goes on until the time that endo pain becomes daily. How the pain can vary from day to day and month to month. She often had cyst ruptures. We also talk about why do we second guess ourselves when we know the pain is real? Listen in to her story here.  Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
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Melissa Boudreau