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Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
Finding wellness beyond Stage IV endometriosis through good food, humor and a great doctor
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Using essential oils to combat fibromyalgia pain by boosting serotonin levels by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Click on image to enlarge What is serotonin? Serotonin is found in the body's brain and nervous system with about 80% of it being in the gut. Called a ... Read on »
My experience discovering and finding success using Vitamin E for better liver health by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living At the beginning of the summer (about 3 months ago), I was beginning to feel the effects of my liver being enlarged again. It wasn't as bad as when I ended up in the E ... Read on »
One of the most important videos I've ever watched by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I highly recommend that everyone watch this frank video of Robyn O'Brien giving a talk at TEDxAustin 2011 about the ramifications of the little known but staggeri ... Read on »
Getting ready to quietly celebrate an important two year anniversary by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living January 25th will mark the two year anniversary since I underwent the surgery that removed all the endometriosis that was growing inside me and wreaking havoc on my di ... Read on »
Factors not being properly considered as causes of obesity (Part 2) by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In a previous post I mentioned some factoids that I've gleaned from years of searching for answers as to why I am obese. I have discovered that my obesity is a result ... Read on »
Factors not being properly considered as causes of obesity (Part 1) by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In my previous post I mentioned some factoids that I've gleaned from years of searching for answers as to why I am obese. Uninformed individuals would simply say (or silentl ... Read on »
Enough is enough by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For months now I've contemplated whether I should write this post. And for months, I've crammed the thought back into the recesses of my brain and decided to just move ... Read on »
A new year, a new lease on life by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In a few short weeks it will have been a year since my surgery. I've done so much healing since then. In order to keep proper perspective, I have to keep remindi ... Read on »
This year I'm looking at freedom from a slightly different perspective by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today on July 4th (the U.S.'s Independence Day) I'm reflecting on the many freedoms I enjoy. I'm also reflecting on the more personal health-related freedoms I hope ... Read on »
Well, my temperature's rising... and that's a good thing! by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Because of the thyroid meds Dr. Cook has me on, I've been tracking my body temp for almost 3 weeks now, and I've been pleased to find that it has consistently been abo ... Read on »
Taking two steps forward and one step back... but at least it's progress by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Progress of this sort always frustrates me... particularly when it comes to my physical well-being. But I have to keep telling myself that at least it's progress of so ... Read on »
Listening to the "internal iPod" in my head by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've had the lyrics of a song running through my head today. Very often when this happens, I need to pay attention to the words that replay over and over in the "int ... Read on »
Chocolate can cure just about everything... except sheer stupidity by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My latest e-card design at pingg. Yesterday marked 14 weeks since my surgery. And if it wasn't for my own stupidity, I'd probably be doing really well right about ... Read on »
Okay, can I just whine for a wee little bit? by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I hate getting used to new meds. Right now I feel like the flower above... kind of there but a little worse for wear yet still looking toward the light on the horizon. ... Read on »
On to post-op phase 2: Tackling my other health issues by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I celebrated my 10 week post-op milestone with a Skype appointment with Dr. Cook to discuss my progress and the results of my recent blood tests. It was so cool to s ... Read on »
Post-op update 7 wks: Seeing myself from the inside by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday marked the 7 week mark since my surgery. Interestingly, the dvd of my surgery came in the mail the day before, so Hubby and I found ourselves watching a port ... Read on »
Post-op update 6 wks: Cleared for take off! by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last Friday, I had my final post-op appointment with Dr. Cook that finalized the "surgical phase" of my treatment. I have been feeling so good for almost a week now ... Read on »
Post-op update 3.5 wks: A week of mini milestones and stopping to smell the flowers by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Another week has passed filled with more healing and more progress toward wellness. It feels so good to be on an upward trend instead of being on a downward one as I ... Read on »
Post-op update 2.5 wks: The nitty gritty of what my surgeon found by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Even though my second week in recovery has had its ups and downs with a minor setback due to a reaction to antibiotics I had to take, I'm doing very well. And since ... Read on »
Post-op report at 1 1/2 wks: The joy of living in stretchy pants by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a week and half since my surgery and my body is cooperating in the healing process. I still have to take pain medication regularly in order to maintain a ... Read on »