Helping women with chronic illnesses

We Have A Winner!

We have a winner! Recently, I wrote about this blog’s two year anniversary: Two Years: Reflecting and was overwhelmed with the thoughtful responses it elicited. (Thank you, everyone!) The randomly picked comment number that determined the winner of the contest was number 11. Endochick left comment number 11.

Congratulations Endochick!

Longtime readers here may not recognize Endochick as she has lost a significant amount of weight. Look at her. Doesn’t she look like a teenager now?

Here, again, is the beautiful, handmade amethyst and aventurine healing crystal necklace she won… which was generously donated by Amanda of Amanda’s Patch:

Thank you to Amanda for the generous donation and congratulations to Endochick!

So, we’re done, right?

Wait! There’s more…

Endochick is looking for endometriosis patients:

Endometriosis Patients Needed

Here is some information from Endochick regarding the work that she is doing as part of her graduate school program for an M.S. degree in Patient Safety:

“As per graduate school requirement, I am conducting research on endometriosis patients and their relationship with physicians. Your name, address, phone number, and other personal data is not needed. All I will initially need is your current age, age of diagnosis, and date of your diagnostic laparoscopy (or other pelvic surgery where endometriosis was initially discovered). I will then send qualified women a questionnaire to fill out, at their convenience, and return to me via e-mail”…

“Thank you. Hopefully together we can improve the patient-physician relationship, increase communication, and reduce errors that occur with endometriosis patients”.

For more information, please see Endochick’s post about this research RIGHT HERE. Also, please spread the word about her endometriosis research via Twitter, Facebook, email, blog posts, and word of mouth. Endochick is extremely passionate about the endometriosis cause and the more people we can get the word out to, the better! Thank you!

So, endometriosis patients… you’re headed over to Endochick’s blog right now, aren’t you?

Thank you very much!

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1 AmandaNo Gravatar { 06.07.10 at 5:15 pm }

Congratulations Endochick… I shall be heading off to the post office tomorrow to post your prize ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope the research is going well xx
.-= Amanda´s last blog ..One Week to Go =-.

2 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.07.10 at 5:29 pm }

Jeanne –

Thank you on so many levels! You are such a joy to have in my life ๐Ÿ™‚

And thank you to Amanda for being so generous with her talent. I’ve looked at her site and the jewelry is beautiful! I can’t wait for my necklace!

And speaking of me looking like a teenager…. a 6 year-old told me there was no way I could be 30 because I looked like I was 16! Bless that little girl ๐Ÿ™‚

And thanks again for the chance to win this, for having your blog, and for reblogging my call for research applicants!
.-= Endochick´s last blog ..Welcome home, Dysautonomia. Will you be staying for the summer? =-.

3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.07.10 at 8:24 pm }


I’m sure Endochick will be very happy when her necklace arrives in the mail! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hopefully this post will prompt some endometriosis patients to contact her about her endometriosis research!


I’m happy for you. It was fun hearing your excitement at winning. You are such a joy to have in my life too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, Amanda’s generosity is greatly appreciated and she is very talented! I agree that her site has some gorgeous jewelery (and other beautiful items)!

That is too funny that yet another person has told you that you “can’t be 30”.

Congratulations again on winning the beautiful necklace Amanda made. I’m so grateful to be blogging with you and I’m so thrilled that you are doing research to help improve communications between endometriosis patients and physicians. It is awesome that you are putting your life experience and knowledge to work in pursuing the Patient Safety degree.

P.S. Did you hear that Amanda was just interviewed about endometriosis by a national media person in England? Or that she is working the topic of endometriosis into her new site to increase endometriosis awareness? How cool is that?



4 Jenny H.No Gravatar { 06.09.10 at 6:27 pm }

Congrats Endochick!
I was curious, are you are looking at patients all over the world? I’m in Canada.
.-= Jenny H.´s last blog ..Dog sitting and corrections…the countdown is on… =-.

5 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.10.10 at 12:26 am }


We were looking at worldwide patients for this particular contest, yes. I took the number of comments there were at the time I picked a winner (which was then 14, I believe) and entered a range of 1 -14 on the site. It then picked the number 11 to win and that was a comment from Endochick. You were eligible (from Canada) because Amanda generously offered to ship the prize to the winner (wherever that might be).

(Sometimes blog giveaways are restricted by region because shipping costs can get pricey but Amanda set no limits).

Are you done teaching school yet or not quite?


6 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 06.10.10 at 5:25 pm }

Well, actually I’m first going to leisurely type in this comment. Then I’m heading over to her blog to read about the research!

She has lost a lot of weight, yes. She looks great — 16 for sure. When I first clicked on this post I thought it was you. You do look alike.

Wow, nice jewelry for her! Amanda is very artistic!


7 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.10.10 at 5:38 pm }


Yes, Jannie. Please do check out Endochick’s post about the endometriosis research she’s doing for graduate school. Please pass the word along to any endo patients you know too.

I asked Endochick how much weight she lost. She said it’s approximately 75 lbs! How cool is that?

Oh no… I look my age (41). I could never pass for a teenager. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yes, Amanda is extremely talented. Please be sure to check out her site. It’s loaded with all sorts of beautiful items and she has a section about endometriosis on her site too. She is spreading endo awareness through her new business! She even did an interview with the media about endo the other day. ๐Ÿ™‚


8 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.10.10 at 9:42 pm }

I just wanted to post here that endometriosis patients from any country or origin are eligible to participate in the research.


9 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.10.10 at 9:59 pm }


Thank you for the clarification.


10 Maria (Tough Cookie)No Gravatar { 06.11.10 at 6:44 pm }

Just want to pop in and send my love xoxo

11 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.11.10 at 6:52 pm }

Hi Maria!

Nice to hear from you. It has been a long time since I connected with you directly but I have seen comments from you on Rellacafa. (I sure hope Hayley’s feeling better!) Thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sending love back your way!


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