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Episode 54 of the Peace with Endo Podcast features Melissa Velasco, a fellow endo sister, and founder of Eighty-Six the Endo. Melissa has had success integrating a holistic approach to endometriosis.
In today’s show Melissa shared:
- What has helped her feel better physically and emotionally with endometriosis and advice for those of you who may be new to the holistic journey;
- The importance of mindset with endo, especially when you’re on the holistic path;
- Managing endo in a working environment, the power of setting boundaries and being open with management and co-workers about the realities of living with a chronic condition.
I hope you enjoy our conversation.
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About Melissa Velasco
Melissa is a Registered Nurse who has spent over 6 years providing education and care to adults battling illness and disease.
In 2017, she was diagnosed with Endometriosis. Since her diagnosis, Melissa has devoted her spare time to providing research-based education, advocacy, and support to people struggling with Endometriosis.
Very empowering! Sharing her experience of voicing her condition with work management and tips for managing endo gives women hope that life with endo can help their lifestyle.
Surely, many women need inspirational women like both of you, the more knowledge is shared the more one can learn from each other. 😍
Glad you enjoyed it Nancy! Much Love.
Thank you for sharing..I try and share my Hollistic journey with other Endo sisters and met often in ways I didn’t expect. I had hyper vigilance, depression , anxiety and that is all gone(also singing and listening to music and reselling on poshmark as I still have personal issues to heal from)
Ty for spreading awareness.It works ..and it is work. But life changing..Journaling meditation, diet and product changes were hard ..but when pain left you start to get use to it. I have cheated also but I do get an instant pain(I call it a Barbie grenade feeling in my belly.. but I always had little appetite as my Endo was on my intestine) but after a lot of relaxing my mind and soul with all the validation like Endo sisters like you yep & all I learned I know how to not push myself.
It took me 27 weeks ..and all alone as no one believed me after being bedridden from Mirena and having to resign from newly licensed broker job..it was not easy but after 20 years of every medical treatment making me sicker..no one believing me but making me feel worse ..my heart and life is so much better I never imagined it was possible. Self care ..self love is something once foreign to me..if I didn’t start this Hollistic journey I don’t want to think we’re I would be or if I could of kept pushing..but I’ve humbly ive been in remission for a year this months. I lost so many but now have met good kind like minded compassionate people who don’t add stress to my sensitive immune system . Tyty
Thanks for sharing some hope! It’s great to hear you’re in remission. Best of luck to you on your journey 💛