It's been a hot minute. I'm back. For a day, for a week, for a few years, who knows?
Things that have changed: I'm divorced. Living in upstate NY. Working for the state. Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Things that have not: f*cking endo. Still have two cats. Still snarky and stubborn. Still miss the hell out of pizza.
Which brings me to my dilemma....I have been seriously considering getting a partial hysterectomy. I don't want to go into menopause yet, but the not being able to eat dairy thing is really wearing on me. If I have a bad day and want comfort pizza, I can count on sex being affected for the next 2-3 weeks and my period being bad. And I've had a lot of bad days lately. I just want pizza and good sex. Is that so much to ask?
"I am motivated by love. Resentment, criticism, guilt, and fear come from blaming others and not taking responsibility for my own experiences."
Post by endostudy2018 on Apr 2, 2020 13:59:53 GMT -5
Doctoral Candidate looking to interview women with endometriosis for qualitative research! Having been diagnosed with Endo right after undergrad, I have dedicated my graduate work to endo and fertility research. I am excited to have designed my own study and am in the process of interviewing women now!
Title - A Biopsychosocial and Transactional Understanding of Endometriosis and Childhood Abuse: A Phenomenological Study
Purpose - The purpose of this study is to examine the essence of the experience of women living with endometriosis and a history of childhood abuse. Through the interview process, the participants’ lifeworld – their past, present, and future – will be accessed and meaning will be derived at individual and group levels. Utilizing the biopsychosocial model and transactional model of stress and coping, the results will attempt to reflect upon how women who have both of these experiences build understand through cognitive development about their world and existence.
Eligibility - Women who are 18-45 years old, have a diagnosis of endometriosis and a history of childhood abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, etc.), and whom complete this questionnaire (https://springfieldcollege.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cwpClLw9u7Pe537) may be eligible to participate in the study.
Method - After completion of the questionnaire, participants may be asked to attend a recorded virtual semi-structured interview that will last approximately 60 minutes. The highest standards of consent, confidentiality, and anonymity will be upheld. All individuals selected for the interview stage will be sent the results from the interpretive phenomenological analysis both for verification of accuracy and as acknowledgement of their time and effort.