It's Not Just A Bad Period Series with Jordan- From GI's, physical therapy and gynecologists with no answers she had to self advocate

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Disclaimer- The stories you are about to hear are the personal experiences of each individual and the views expressed by guests are their own. Please listen with discretion as this series contains mature content that could possibly be triggering to some individuals. Mention of depression, suicidal ideation, medical trauma, sexual assault, disorder eating and other sensitive topics may come up. Please listen at your own discretion and remember this podcast is never meant to be taken as medical advice.

This episode is sponsored by Asteria Sol Creations is a locally owned woodworking business! Owned by Katelynn and Tim, a couple who wanted a creative outlet that they could be passionate about..plants and wood! Shop here!

This series came together as a direct result of our community on Instagram. When I first put out the call to interview endo- warriors I was honestly surprised at the response. I have a small IG account and often think the algorithm works against me but our community proved to be stronger! Admittedly, the idea for this series wasn't the beginning. In fact, it wasn't until a few interviews in that I realized I am simply orchestrating something our community has been working on for years! I created the space and you stepped in to fill it with your powerfully heartbreaking and needing- to- be- heard realities of living with endometriosis. It's what the online endo- community has been doing; raising awareness of this common disease most have never heard of and calling out the systemic injustices we face! The stories in the It's Not Just A Bad Period Series are difficult to listen to. And I want to keep it that way because they aren't just stories, but the harrowing realities of each warrior that is bravely taking part.

In this episode you'll meet Jordan, a Colorado resident and small business owner, she shares how her endometriosis journey inspired her passion for boudoir photography. For years she was bounced back and forth from the GI ( gastroenterologist) to the gynecologist without receiving any answers. Things were happening to her body, the pain was becoming debilitating but it still took her years to hear the words "You have endometriosis". From botched excision to hearing it's because of retrograde menstruation, Jordan has run the endometriosis gauntlet! It wasn't until 2019 that she found out about Nancy's Nook (which could be an entire episode itself) and was able to access the list of excision surgeons. It was after her second excision that she began to plug into the Instagram endo- community and her people!

Follow Jordan and her photography business on Instagram! She offers virtual photography sessions and is available in person near the Boulder area of Colorado.
https://www.instagram.com/j.and.j.studio.fights.endo/
https://www.instagram.com/j.and.j.studio/

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NIH Statistics-
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgwh.2022.902371/full

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