What to Expect: Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Endometriosis

After over two years of searching for a diagnosis, I can't believe I'm sitting down to write this. When I first started this blog, I was having chronic constipation, losing weight, and couldn't tolerate many foods (like raw vegetables or dairy products). I saw a gastroenterologist who made me feel like I was crazy for…

Spoonie Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive a commission on any purchases made through my blog. This does not affect the price you pay for products or services. Thank you for supporting Heal with Haley! I'm somewhat of an expert on two things: living with a chronic illness, and giving the perfect…

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…

What I Didn’t Know About My Chronic Yeast Infections

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. My posts are based on my experiences as a patient and my subsequent research. Please consult your doctor before making any changes that may affect your health! Between five and eight percent of women get more than four yeast infections in a year, known as chronic yeast infections --…

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…

How to Have a Sex Life with Chronic Pelvic Pain

The first time I had sex, it hurt. And despite what the media tells girls these days, it's not supposed to! Little did I know that it wouldn't get easier over time, as the media also told me. The reason why? Pelvic pain caused by my endometriosis. It's amazing how quickly my doctor could pinpoint…

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…

Five Endometriosis Hacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment for items purchased through my blog. Thanks for supporting Lovely & Lazy! One of the reasons why chronic illness is so frustrating? Sometimes, it feels like we've exhausted every possible option. And trust me, after the 10th fruitless specialist visit, I get how it…