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Peeling back the Onion: The Urethral Burning Layer by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health My PT, Julie, says healing pelvic floor dysfunction is like peeling back an onion; it usually happens one layer at a time. My therapy since having the surgery to remove tha ... Read on »
Ahh-loe Vera Gel by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health As I’ve mentioned in the past, one of my harshest symptoms, perhaps the one that is the most difficult to bear, is urethral burning. In this post, I'd like to share a homeo ... Read on »
Botox Rocks! by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 4 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hi there. Sorry I went MIA again. For the past three weeks I’ve been wrestling with a sitting issue. Sitting hurts. Sitting flares me. My PT and I have decided the only way ... Read on »
How I Came Back From Flare Hell by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I’m finally back from my hiatus and boy do I have a lot to catch y’all up on! The past two months have been extremely eventful—pelvic floor wise. Where to begin? Well, abou ... Read on »
How Ab Exercises can Harm your Pelvic Floor by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hi there! I’m sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for the past few weeks! June has been a complete whirlwind for me so far: First, I landed a ghost writing gig, a 200-page book that nee ... Read on »
Why it's Hard to Find Doctors Who Know their Way Around the Pelvic Floor by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Last week I attended an eye-opening presentation at a top Los Angeles hospital given by one of the most knowledgeable pelvic floor physical therapists in the country. The g ... Read on »
List of Doctors Who Know Pelvic Floor by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Below is a list of doctors that I have come across in my research for the book I am working on about pelvic floor musculoskeletal dysfunction. I will continuously be adding ne ... Read on »
Slippery Stuff, Foam and Hogwash by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hi there! I’m sorry I’ve been a bit absent of late. I’ve had a sore noggin thanks to allergy season, and was taking a little break from the computer. Thanks to some good re ... Read on »
A Pain-ic Attack by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In this entry I’d like to chat about something that happened to me recently—something I bet many who have experienced chronic pain can relate to. About two weeks ago, I woke ... Read on »
What's my Pelvic Floor for? by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hi there! Welcome to Tuesdays with?! Today our very special guest blogger is blogging all the way from her home in Australia! Her name is Mary O’Dwyer. Mary is a pelvic flo ... Read on »
Put your Pelvic Pain on Ice by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The burning is definitely the aspect of my pain that is the most difficult to deal with. Give me throbbing over burning any day of the week! Although the pain meds I take hel ... Read on »
A Pain to Explain by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today is our very first installment of Tuesdays With ?! This Tuesday Jude joins us. Jude is a 40-something friend, nurse, dog trainer, crazy animal lover, ex-adrenalin ... Read on »
Pain with Sex: Not Normal by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A couple of weeks ago, Lana, one of my oldest friends—a girl I went to high school with back in New Orleans who now lives five minutes away from me in Los Angeles—introduce ... Read on »
Is your PT Treating you Right? by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The key to healing pelvic floor dysfunction and ultimately living a pelvic pain-free life is finding a physical therapist that knows what she’s doing. That’s not to say tha ... Read on »
Finding a PT who can treat your Pelvic Floor is about to get Easier! by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health When I realized I needed to see a physical therapist to treat my pelvic floor dysfunction (pelvic floor tension myalgia with a touch of pudendal neuropathy), I searched far ... Read on »
How Constipation Worsens Pelvic Pain by Bonnie B. Patient Expert 5 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today my amazing physical therapist, Julie, is filling in for me with a spot-on explanation of a subject near and dear to me, constipation! TV commercials poke fun at const ... Read on »
Pain with Gain by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Yesterday I went to my weekly PT appointment. When I got home, I noticed a definite spike in my pain. In addition to the burning I went into the session with, there was a sta ... Read on »
Compounding your Pelvic Pain Relief by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Taking a pill to relax your muscles and a pill to calm your nerve pain is one thing; actually applying the medication directly to your uptight muscles and your frazzled nerve ... Read on »
My Complete Pelvic Pain Story by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A little over three years ago I woke up one morning in excruciating pain—it was as if someone had set me on fire while I was asleep—the focal point of my pain was the left sid ... Read on »
Taking my Pelvic Pain into my own Hands by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health After weeks of pain that registered a blissful 2-3 on my pain-o-meter, I woke up last week to a full-blown 6-7 pain situation. I believe it was a Caudal Epidural back in Febr ... Read on »