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Life with Vulvodynia & Pudendal Neuralgia: A Year In Review by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I have not posted in months because, nursing school has taken over my life.  I don't think, say or do anything that is NOT school-related.  I've been meaning to post since S ... Read on »
Vacation without the O by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Since I started nursing school, it's been very difficult for me to keep track of the days.  Now I can't keep track of the season.  It does not feel like summer to me.  I saw ... Read on »
Reiki Session by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I got to experience something incredible at clinical one day.  Two staff reiki masters were giving demonstrations for staff members; and since the staff was reluctan ... Read on »
If Only My Jaw Were My Biggest Problem... by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Last Thursday I went rollerskating with one of my friends, my sister and her fiance.  My husband came too, but he didn't want to skate.  I suspect he didn't want to look foo ... Read on »
Has It Really BeenTwo Months Since I Posted!?!? by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex This is how insanely busy and stressful my life has been the last two months.  I haven't even had time to think about my vulvodynia and pudendal neuralgia, let alone write a ... Read on »
V Day... This Was Supposed To Be A Funny Post... by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I've been planning this post for a while.  One of my girlfriends at school was sweet enough and brave enough to read my vulvodynia blog.  She enjoy the smorgasbord of names ... Read on »
It's Hurting More... by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I've been doing really well with my pudendal neuralgia symptoms, aside from my attempt at Zumba.  On the other hand, unfortunately, I've been experiencing more problems wi ... Read on »
Zumba + Pudendal Neuralgia = Freaky Pain by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex The spring semester started last Monday.  My girlfriends are on what I assume is a New Year's Resolution health kick.  They decided to attend a Zumba class at our gym and ... Read on »
Remembering Florence P. Kendall by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Five years ago today, my grandmother died.  She fought a short and fruitless battle with lung cancer.  She never smoked a day in her 95 years.  She dedicated her life to adv ... Read on »
An Unfortunate Anniversary: 15 Years with an Eating Disorder by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I literally just stormed upstairs to my room with tears in my eyes.  I've been under a tremendous amount of stress with the end of the semester and my husband just hit a ner ... Read on »
Finally Getting Better by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex It took the full six day treatment and a few days of rest, but I think my pink taco is free of sour cream!  (Like that visual?  Sometimes I even gross myself out!)  My puden ... Read on »
Out of Commission for Two Weeks by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I can usually ascertain the cause of a bacterial imbalance in my lady bits, but not this time.  I have no idea what caused it.  I started having burning and discharge (gross ... Read on »
I Haven't Forgotten by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Midterms have begun.  I have three weeks of Hell in front of me.  Nursing school is unbelievably demanding!  I still haven't figured out the best way to stay on top of all t ... Read on »
Sorry It's Been A While by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I just realized it's been nearly a month since my last post!  I'm sorry I haven't been more active.  My life continues to be crazy.  I'm two days into my final week at my jo ... Read on »
The Block Wore Off by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I am still so impressed by the success of my pudendal nerve block.  It really helped and seemed to reduce the pain.  But all good things must come to an end.  I had the bloc ... Read on »
Successful Pudendal Nerve Block by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I thought the heat and the bathing suites were going to do me in, but in the end it was the actual trip that caused me pain.  It took us more than four hours to get to and f ... Read on »
Warm Weather Blues by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I'm enjoying the 4th of July weekend at the beach, but summer weather presents a lot of problems for someone living with vulvodynia and pudendal neuralgia.  There are even m ... Read on »
I'm Not Good With Change by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex The closer I get to nursing school, the more fear and doubt I have.  I'm scared that I won't make it through school.  I'm scared that I'll have anxiety attacks at the sight ... Read on »
All Quiet on the Vagina Front by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex My vulvodynia and pudendal neuralgia have been under control the last couple weeks.  I've been able to get through an entire day at work without pain!  I think it's because ... Read on »
Crowded by Quinn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Well the idea of living with my parents while we try to sell our house and while I'm in school seemed like a good idea when they were on vacation, but they've been back for ... Read on »