This weekend was a huge bust. I’ve been sick, and kinda depressed. I missed Friday dinner plans with family and friends. L had to go alone. Bummer. It was my little brother’s birthday luncheon yesterday, and I could barely leave my bed to see everyone off to a yummy Italian lunch. Bummer. I have a lot of work and crap to do today, and I’m weak and dizzy. Bummer. My period is due to arrive any minute now. Bummer.

Can you tell I’m feeling a bit low?

Being sick when you have endometriosis is like being punished twice. You already have a limited number of days where you feel really good. Being sick cuts into that allotment of good days, which sucks balls.

I started acupuncture on Wednesday. I will write a more detailed post about it later, but I think I am having a bad reaction to it. Who the heck has a bad reaction to ACUPUNCTURE?!? I have heard so many good stories about its benefits, and all I know is that (a) the stinky tea made me feel high and then really nauseous and (b) I’ve been imbalanced and flu-ish ever since I had my session on Friday. Isn’t this shit supposed to make me feel more balanced?

I’ve blown my diet since I started feeling nauseous, and ate Burger King, Panda Express, and a lot other garbage that I am not supposed to be eating. However, when you don’t feel good, a spinach salad with organic balsamic vinaigrette sounds like shit on toast. I figure I’ll jump back on the organic, cage-free, range- free, grass fed, hormone-free, cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, we-pet-the-animals-nicely-before-we-slaughter-them diet when I feel better. But not right now. Right now I’m gonna eat some hormone stuffed chicken that grew huge breasts and was dipped in batter, fried, and then covered in toxic ranch dressing.

While I eat my toxic chicken, I’m gonna watch some trash TV, drink a bone thinning diet soda, and wait it out until I feel better.

This is what my sick weekend looks like. Jealous?

September 14, 2011
September 20, 2011



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    Maria Eugenia Acevedo

    September 19, 2011

    I've followed your blog for a while now and I really enjoy your posts.
    I think this one is one of my favorites. It seems like a lot of bloggers out there skip over the days that one feels like crap and ignores all the rules and they only post when life is peachy. Which gets me thinking… Am I the only one that has these days?
    This post made me identify with you. Thank you for being honest. Thats what blogging is all about!


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    September 19, 2011

    Bummer! Sorry your feeling sick AND down – though the two seem to always go together for me. We all need some comfort foods once in a while, I just hope they aren't compounding the crappy feeling! Maybe some homemade chicken soup is in order?

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    honey my heart

    September 19, 2011

    so sorry that you've had a sick weekend 🙁 hopefully you begin to feel good soon!!

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    September 19, 2011


    I've found acupuncture is really helpful at alleviating my allergies, but I SUCK AT RECEIVING IT! Ugh. I need more than the 2-5 minutes they give you to relax before they start poking me. In fact, I need a massage first. I don't relax enough at first, and then I get poked, and then as I relax while I'm supposed to be resting for 10 minutes I feel like the needles are tugging at me from the inside. Totally unpleasant.

    Sorry, I hope this doesn't scare you off, I just wanted to warn you that if you're a tense ball of stress (like me) remember to ask for a message or extra time to relax BEFORE they do anything to you.

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    Woman Warrior

    September 19, 2011

    Boy do I hear you. Being sick with endo is like being punished twice, or three times. It makes you angry and resentful. I get so irritated when someone who's sick comes near me now!

    I'm sorry acupuncture isn't working for you yet. It didn't work for me either. My acupuncturist said that some people are too sensitive to it and deemed me one of them. You may want to try massage if you don't start feeling better. I've found some great benefit from that which actually leaves me feeling good instead of feeling more like crap than when I walked in.

    And good god if you want burger king I say go for it! There isn't a cure for this endo crap so if a few days go by where you just want something – anything – to make you feel better why not? You can always get back on your endo diet another day.

    Hang in there. You're totally not alone. *hugs*

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    parenting articles

    September 20, 2011

    hope you will feel better soon~

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    September 20, 2011

    hi carly! are you feeling any better? i hope so! you know, i've always thought that if i were to get acupuncture, etc, i would be the one person with a bad reaction – we can be outliers together 🙂 and don't get down on yourself about the food – sometimes you need to be gentle with yourself and just allow yourself what you need/want in that moment. dude, orange chicken sounds SO GOOD right now…♥♥♥

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    September 20, 2011

    Sorry I'm late on this. Don't worry about taking a break from the diet for a bit. I try really hard to avoid gluten and sugar and eat as healthy as I can, but seriously? Some days just need a cupcake.

    I hope you feel better!