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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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I am going to talk now by Tamra 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am going to talk now. I haven't talked in over a month. Mostly because I have been scared, frustrated, and unwilling to deal with the situation in front of me. But I am g ... Read on »
When you believe by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Now we are not afraid Although we know there's much to fear We were moving mountains long Before we knew we could There can be miracles, when you believe Though ho ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Body Image by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health By age 17, 78% of American girls are unhappy with their bodies. The average American woman is 5’4” tall and weighs 140 pounds. The average American model is 5’11” tall ... Read on »
Emails- Discussion Encouraged! by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have been getting a lot of emails lately, addressing a wide-range of topics. There are some that I'm very eager to talk about and to hear what other thoughts people might ha ... Read on »
Not Very Talkative by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This will have to be a quick update from my couch. This past Thursday I got my tonsils out, so I've been spending most of my time sleeping or lying down. I was on antibio ... Read on »
What a week by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This week has been... indescribable. A lot of things have been happening. But let's get back to health. I went to physical therapy at the beginning of this week and won't be g ... 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 »
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 »
Happy Anniversary by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I had physical therapy again today. Apparently things seem to be getting better. But I wish I could feel the results more. Just a little something to keep me going. It's ... 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 »
Whelmed by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I had one of those days where I was just overwhelmed with information and thoughts and could not wait to get back and home and get them on paper. Well in this case, virtual pa ... Read on »
Competition and awareness by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Before I talk about some exciting news- I want to do some quick updates. Things seem to be going smoothly. I'm still going to physical therapy once a week in New York and it g ... Read on »
Bump in the road by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Again, I am sorry about the lack of updates. Things have been pretty crazy recently. While I was dealing with the increased pain in my hip, I also got sick. It is a very long ... Read on »
More Obstacles by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It's been a rough couple of days. I went to PT again this Monday in NY. We did some extensive work on everything, including my hip. Stacey told me I might feel very sore later ... Read on »
Taking a step back by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize again for not updating- it's been a crazy couple of weeks. The biggest news is that after this past weekend, I am unable to play tennis anymore this season. My hip ... Read on »
Estrogen compound/More appts by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Things have been very hectic the past few weeks. Summer came to a close and I launched headfirst into my jobs, school, and tennis. There are a couple things to report. First, ... Read on »