Helping women with chronic illnesses

About Chronic Healing

When I wrote the About Jeanne section, it occurred to me that some of what I was writing there was really more about the blog itself than about me. So I created this section to talk a little about what we discuss on this blog.

I tend to write about things I’ve experienced firsthand for the most part. Some (but not all) of the chronic conditions I live with are:

multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)
interstitial cystitis (IC)
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis

About 40% of patients with endometriosis will experience some degree of infertility. Since it is so common in endometriosis patients, I also write a great deal on this blog about:


There is so much we can learn from fellow patients. In addition to Traditional Western Medicine, there are wonderful alternative medicine options available. These options are not often discussed by Traditional Western medical doctors. Integrative medicine (taking the best Traditional Western Medicine has to offer and the best alternative medicine has to offer) has worked best for me. Drugs and surgery have their place but they are not always the answer.

In a former life, this was known as “Jeanne’s Endo Blog”. What began as primarily an endometriosis blog, that occasionally discussed conditions found to co-exist with endometriosis, has really morphed into a blog about a number of chronic conditions.

With Chronic Healing, my goal is to help patients and their loved ones find (and give) support, information, and resources in regard to chronic conditions. By networking with one another, we can learn so much. We can help each other with ideas to support one another, cope with our conditions, and maximize our quality of life.

The blog name, blog address, and look may have changed as of June 1, 2009 but the content here will be familiar to readers of this blog’s predecessor, Jeanne’s Endo Blog. My blog will still feature: plenty of information about endometriosis, chronic pain, chronic illnesses, co-existing illnesses to endometriosis (illnesses that have been correlated in research studies to it), guest blogging, infertility, miscarriage, adoption, pregnancy loss, gratitude moments, book reviews/suggestions, and relevant video clips. I will also talk about integrative medicine. As I mentioned above, integrative medicine is (for me) taking the best that alternative medicine has to offer and taking the best that Traditional Western Medicine has to offer. After many years of trial and error, I eventually concluded that combining alternative medicine and Traditional Western medicine was the most effective combination for me. (Please see disclaimer section on left sidebar of this blog).

I encourage and welcome your comments and I hope you find Chronic Healing helpful, supportive, and informative!

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