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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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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 »
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 »
Elation by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I played tennis yesterday for the first time in over a year. I've been running and lifting and pushing my body to remember what it used to be. The elation is indescrib ... Read on »
Tree Dance by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Whenever the weight is too much, when I am overflowing with ghosts and emotions, I sit in the park to watch the trees. Dark against a s ... 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 »
I've moved! by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hello all. It was time for a new look and a new name. My diagnosis has moved far from vulvar vestibulitis that I don't like having my site under that name anymore. You c ... Read on »
It starts with a step by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The past month has been quite the struggle, which is why I haven't felt like writing. I have also been moving further and further away from this blog because it's no longer ... Read on »
It starts with a step by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The past month has been quite the struggle, which is why I haven't felt like writing. I have also been moving further and further away from this blog because it's no longer ... Read on »
Newton's Third Law by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Confession: The only reason I am updating tonight is because my head is about to explode from physics, specifically coefficients of static and kinetic friction. Don't get me ... Read on »
Newton's Third Law by Tamra 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Confession: The only reason I am updating tonight is because my head is about to explode from physics, specifically coefficients of static and kinetic friction. Don't get m ... Read on »
Long post coming soon... by Tamra 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health "Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us." -Pema Chödrön 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 »
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 »
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 »
Urgent by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Some great news- there is a possibility that women with vulvodynia, etc. might be able to share their stories on a cable series. This would be fantastic for raising awarene ... Read on »
Dark Night by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health There is a lot of pain tonight. I have been trying to relax in bed to no avail. I think a lot of it has to do with being sick for the past few days and unable to do my exer ... Read on »
Injection Day by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Confession: It took me a few weeks to finally call and and make an appointment for trigger point injections. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I hate them, t ... Read on »
"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 »
Namaste by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It seems people are more naturally inclined to expend energy complaining than complimenting. I noticed that when things are going well in my life, I am less apt to update. ... 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 »