On Being Ill
Abby Norman

Oh Abby, I hear you. Your story is similar to mine. I realized how bad my period pain was, due to endometriosis, when I was in labor dilated 8.5 centimeters and it felt like a normal (=painful to me) period. Hot water was the only relief I could get for most of the ailments you mention; genetics suck in my family too. If you can, go to a hot spring, like the ones in Jemez, NM, for the aches.

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