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Tamra

California
I am a college student who was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis, a subtype of vulvodynia in November 2007. Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition affecting millions of women in our world today, yet it continues to be ignored. There is no current cure. My blog exists to spread awareness because... Full Bio
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"Although the road is ne ... by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health "Although the road is never ending take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance. On this path let the heart be your guide for the body is he ... Read on »
I am falling not plummeting ... by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am falling not plummeting down a long, black hole, but through the sands of time, slowly sinking feet to head, being swallowed, until I am gasping ... Read on »
"The music is different now. But it's still there." by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health First an update on the blog- I have added email subscription to make it easier to keep up with the blog. You simply put your email in on the right and will get an email eve ... Read on »
50% by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health We are told when we are young, from our teachers, parents, and coaches, that 50% is less than average. 50% is weak. It is cowardly. 50% is not even worth it. 50% is failure ... Read on »
7 weeks post-surgery by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This past Monday I spent all day in the New York finding out some new information. First I went to see Dr. Coleman, my hip surgeon. This is now 7 weeks post surgery, and he wa ... Read on »
A Couple Quick Things... by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just a few quick things... Went to physical therapy this week and it was great- things seemed to be a lot better. I wish I could feel the results, but I'm staying patient ... Read on »
A Good Wednesday by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I came back from physical therapy smiling today, almost the opposite reaction from last week. Today we hooked me up to the biofeedback machine in order to show me how my pelvi ... Read on »
A little Mary Oliver for the soul by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Things have been progressing well recently. I'm still at physical therapy 8+ hours a week and then exercise on my own the other 4 days of the week. I don't kid around. Being ... Read on »
A much better day by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have to be honest- I'm a little more than exhausted keeping this blog up to date while juggling school, work, and some semblance of a social life. But I really wanted to ... Read on »
A New Mountain by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I had serious doubts today about climbing the seven summits. I don't know why the thought originally crossed my mind. I do love adventure and the idea does appeal to me- but i ... Read on »
A rough two weeks by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health These past two weeks have been pretty rough. I've had major problems sitting, and feel a lot of pain in my butt muscles. I've been discovering a lot at physical therapy, so h ... Read on »
A Rumi night by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health To dance is not to jump to your feet at once and rise painlessly in the air like dust. To rise above both worlds is to dance in the blood of your pain and give up yo ... Read on »
Addressing reactions/Becoming stronger by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have been very busy this week observing PT all day, as well as doing my own PT and getting injections. My inbox has been flooded, and I promise I will do my best to go th ... Read on »
And if I were fearless/Then I'd speak my truth by Tamra 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health hon·es·ty (n) -the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness -truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness -freedom from deceit or fraud I consider myself an ... Read on »
Back from the land of Oz by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Finally back from my vacation and wow, it was great to get away. It gave me time to think and relax, and just celebrate life. Surprisingly, the airplane flights were not ... Read on »
Back to Basics by Tamra 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I'm a little too proud of the clever title of today's post. I'm in the middle of finals, but finally have some time to sit down and update. For all those who have emailed me ... Read on »
Bahamas by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just a quick note to let everyone know I'm away traveling again and have very limited internet. I've received numerous emails in the past week, and just wanted everyone to ... Read on »
Be ignited by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Sorry for the absence. As normal, life has kept me on my toes, but very much off my feet. I was in the hospital for a week with a severe headache and bad blood work. It was ... Read on »
Beginning of PT, tape, and core stabilization by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize for the influx of posts all of a sudden- but I figured this information was pretty relevant, so bear with me. It's been especially great being in contact with so ... Read on »
Big News! by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize for the lack of update- but wanted to wait until I had some results back before I spilled all the information. Recently I've been following the lead on my left hip ... Read on »