How My Chronic Illness Led to an Eating Disorder Relapse

To be honest, I don't even know how to begin this post. I'm embarrassed, I'm ashamed, and I'm deeply saddened that I'm writing it at all. That's why I've been so silent on this blog (that, and I'm studying for the GRE). But while I wish that I could pretend that this never happened, I…

How to Exercise with Endometriosis

"Try exercising," the doctor tells you for the n-billionth time. You roll your eyes. You've just asked your doctor what more you can do to relieve endometriosis-related pain and stress. Yet again, he's told you to just "exercise," as if lifting weights is a cure for endo. Little does he know (somehow, it's always a…

Staying Safe from Coronavirus with a Chronic Illness

It's a scary time to be someone with a chronic illness right now. Thankfully, endometriosis doesn't affect my immune system the way chronic illnesses like cancer and cystic fibrosis might. But seeing as most of the deaths from COVID-19 are coming from those with preexisting health conditions, you might be feeling a bit uncertain regarding…

The Sick Girl’s Guide to Hacking Your Health Insurance

At the end of 2019, millions of Americans renewed their insurance or chose new health insurance plans as the New Year began. Over the past two years, I've learned more than I ever wanted to know about using my health insurance benefits. However, I've also learned how to hack my health insurance to get the…

Estrogen Balance and Endometriosis

Disclaimer: I am not a health professional. My advice is based solely on my experiences as a patient. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your health regimen! Happy Valentine's Day! What better day to celebrate female hormones, amirite? (Hey, don't look at me like that.) If you're a woman, you won't be…

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Chronic Illness Warriors

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I receive a percentage of any purchases you make from my site. Links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! As much as I love Thanksgiving, I look forward to December every year because of my annual holiday gift guide posts. On my old blog, I've…