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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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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 »
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 »
Doctors take note. by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In preparation for a new book she's writing, Susan Bilheimer, author of Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships, is conducting a su ... 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 »
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 »
Vacation by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hello all. Found limited Internet here in Canada. On vacation for another week but once I get back I will properly update. I just received all your wonderful emails and ... Read on »
Update, Part I by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It's only been a week, but as usual, I have a lot of information. I didn't want to try and squeeze it all into one big post- I find people are more apt to read if it's shor ... Read on »
Freedom by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I want to begin by thanking my family for taking such good care of me through this recovery process- I say it repeatedly, but my strength comes from them. Thank you also to ... Read on »
Learning to walk (again) by Tamra 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Yesterday was hip surgery, take two. This time on my right leg. I can't say I was thrilled going into it. I was not happy about losing another summer to sitting on the couc ... 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 »
Tell the puppet master I am through by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I went out driving tonight Desperately seeking the end of the road. I kept searching The further I went, the closer it should be. I am lost somewhere on that road ... Read on »
The V Word by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I don't have much time to write, these next two weeks are filled with due dates and appointments. But writing usually gives me some sort of clarity, so off I go. A lo ... Read on »
I dreamed a soul sister by Tamra 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This post is over-due and there's a lot for me to get out. It's not going to be very cohesive because the last few days have been a polarization of personalities. What I mea ... Read on »
Lyrics by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I've had a few requests for the lyrics to Kayla's song, so I'm re-copying them here. Isn't it easy, when you can't control things Life is so simple, when you pull ... Read on »
VAGINA!!! by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This post is inspired by an article sent to me by my history professor. Please go read it in its full absurdity here . I really only have one thing to say after ... Read on »
This is a song about Tamra by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Do not yell at me for not writing my thesis right now- I needed a break from all the insanity and have a lot of information. But first, I've been wanting to sha ... Read on »
Whelmed by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This is probably going to be the last post for a week or two because life is more than hectic right now. My senior thesis, which I have been working all year on, is due in ... 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 »
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 »
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 »