Category Archives: Shared Inspiration

If you are carrying a burden of worry or spend too much energy listening to the woes of our world, take heart! Firstly, we hope we can be a small candle of hope in your life. Secondly, we hope you will be encouraged enough to share these inspirations with others!  Be kind to yourself.

Sylvie’s Story

I secretly battled severe endometriosis for ten years. Year after year, it got worse and in January 2019 it peaked. I began growing ovarian cysts the size of baby’s heads that would rupture and send me to the hospital. After a laparoscopic surgery backfired and made me ten times worse, it was decided that I would undergo a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in November 2019. In non-scientific terms, that means the removal of the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. To prepare for surgery I did a lot of research about what the surgery entails, any side effects, recovery stories from other women, etc. Knowledge made me feel empowered and less nervous. After surgery I found out that I was the worst case the operating room nurse had seen in her thirty year career. My surgeon also told me that I never would have had children because my system was too rotted. I was 23 years old.

My recovery was okay. I had a rough time in the hospital for the first five days because my pain medication had gotten messed up. I was happy to finally be able to come home. I started spotting and having discharge exactly two weeks after surgery. It lasted around three weeks. At the six week mark I began experiencing more abdominal pain and felt large lumps along my incision line. A couple weeks later I found out that I had bad scar tissue lumps along my incision and in the surrounding area. The pressure from lumps was extremely painful, and it was another couple months before I started to truly feel better. I am now five and a half months post surgery and I am starting to feel like my old self. My energy can be low, but at least I’m pretty much pain free! If there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that everyone recovers on their own time table.

The encompassing anxiety and indescribable pain that I felt last year and years past is something that will never leave my memory. I will never forget the feeling of knowing that at any second I could rupture and my body go into shock. I’ll never forget the days and nights spent reeling with pain; rupture or no rupture. I once thought that not having biological children would make me feel like my life was over, but I was wrong. Endometriosis made me feel like my life was over. Being free of that means that my life can keep going. I’ll rejoin the work-world after having to temporarily “retire”, I’ll get married, I’ll adopt children, and I’ll have a life without constant pain. I am so thankful that I get a new chance to truly live.

If you or anyone you know suffers pain, please see your doctor. This isn’t something to put off for ten years like I did. I finally put the ME in endoMEtriosis and spoke up. I encourage you to do the same. ❤️

P.S. One recovery item that I highly recommend is a Hands-Free Portable Neck Fan. It’s a USB rechargeable mini fan that has three air flow speeds. It helped me a lot with all the hot flashes while I got accustomed to them. I found mine on Amazon.


Submitted by Sylvie


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No act of kindness no matter how small is wasted.

No act of kindness no matter how small is wasted

You might think being kind must be a grand gesture. We are learning that being kind, to ourselves and to others, is often magnified by the little day to day moments in life rather than the loud, big explosive planned events.

  • Call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while
  • Send a hand-written note
  • Say thank you when someone holds the door for you
  • Say thank you to the cashier at the grocery store.
  • Look people in the eyes and smile.
  • Go the extra mile even if no one notices.
  • Share half your candy bar.
  • Grab a mug of coffee for a co-worker.

Its the little things!

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)
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just for today be brave and tomorrow do it again

Just for today be brave – and tomorrow do it again

When life’s challenges are constant, never ending and feeling insurmountable, its time to stop and refocus.  And look up!

Here are some words to help fortify you:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:4

“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:3

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)
Hysterectomy Store