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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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Off to Australia by Tamra 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I hope everyone is having a good holiday. I had a good time with my family and now I'm off to Australia for two weeks and then Chicago for a week. I will try and answer som ... Read on »
On repeat by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Gillian Welch - Hard Times Read on »
Ouch by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I've had a pretty sharp stabbing pain since Saturday night, which has increased while sitting. For the life of me, I couldn't understand why this was happening. I thought I wa ... Read on »
Out of the Woods by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I forgot to mention, the National Vulvodynia Association recently sent me this email about important work they are doing. If you could take three minutes of your time to se ... Read on »
Pain's grasp by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I promised more updates and exciting news over this winter break which has come and gone. However, circumstances arose and people very close to me needed my attention and ca ... Read on »
pain, pain go away. I need to ... by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health pain, pain go away. I need to be able to sit through my classes. Read on »
Physical Therapy by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize for the lack of updating- I've been quite busy recently with work and physical therapy. So I'll quickly catch you up. I was on my couch, not really able to move mu ... Read on »
Physical Therapy in New York by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Yesterday was my first physical therapy appointment with Stacey Futterman in NYC. I came out torn between emotions, which always seems to be the case. My first mistake wa ... Read on »
Please hold, your call is important to us. by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I feel like my life has been put on hold these past few weeks. I started my job, and have since been to Boston, Milwaukee, and now finally in my new home of Denver, CO. ... Read on »
Power   Living     in the ea ... by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Power   Living     in the earth-deposits     of our history Today a backhoe divulged    out of a crumbling flank of earth one bottle     amber   perfect   a hundred- ... Read on »
Progress by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It's amazing what can happen in a week. I've been taking antibiodics and they have done their job. I feel so much better- back to where I was last Wednesday. The tissue also l ... Read on »
Progress! by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So this is my attempt to visualize the progress I've been making. I apologize for the bombardment of images, but though it might be a nice change from all the w ... Read on »
Really? by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Things have been difficult recently. Like I said, a few weeks ago I got a bad case of tonsillitis. Well it seems that infection never cleared up because I got it again this pa ... Read on »
Reflections and News by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Three years ago I was experiencing tremendous pain and kept it a secret from everyone. I remember feeling so ashamed and embarrassed and frustrated. I felt alone and desper ... Read on »
Some food for thought by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I sit out on the dock in solitude, the steady sway interrupted by the drum of the waves. I stare out at the watery abyss, an azure horizon interrupted by golden hu ... Read on »
Struggle by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Do you know reader how many times I have ended up here on the floor, trapped in my body? Do you know how desperately I try to keep going? There are some nights I don't hav ... Read on »
Sunrise by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health "O daylight break, so particles may resound, so the atmosphere and the heavens will turn, and so souls, headless and legless, will dance. Let me whisper into your e ... Read on »
Surgery by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have been asked by a few people to go into detail about my surgery, so this post is for them. This past Tuesday I went into the city for arthroscopic hip surgery. I was beyo ... Read on »
Surgery is set by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today I went into NYC yet again to meet with Dr. Coleman, my hip surgeon. It was a very long day- 8 hours in all, so I'm so thankful my mom came with me this time. Dr. Coleman ... Read on »
Taking a Break by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I haven't updated in a month, so I've been receiving a lot of emails asking when I'm coming back. To be honest? I need a break. My life has been so public that I need ti ... Read on »