🎉🎉 Reintroduction Time 🎉🎉 Hey gang, and welcome to all of my new and newish followers 💛 My name is Shannon and I am the face, boobs, and brain (in that order) behind endofuckthisosis. I started my humble little account almost a year ago in honor of not only the grief and anger that accompanies this shitstorm of a disease, but also as my way of saying "fuck this" to misinformation, inappropriate treatment, stigma, minimization, and all the other unacceptable things people with endo experience.
I live in the Southeastern US, where I work as a university professor. I completed my PhD in counselor education and supervision in May 2018 (I was diagnosed with endo "accidentally" during my first semester of the program). I'm a former middle school teacher-turned-counselor, and I now conduct research and prepare future school and mental health counselors. I'm 35 years old (please don't DM me to say it's nice to find an "old" person on social media; yes it's happened 🙄), single, childfree, and petfree. I'm the oldest of six and proud aunt of nieces Jay (9), Roo (7), and AG (11 mos) and nephews Mr. Bear (6) and Boy Baby (1 month).
In addition to endo, I also have suspected adeno, GERD, and a slightly wonky thyroid. I'm an ovarian torsion survivor and I live with PTSD, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder (the latter two predated endo by a lot). I had expert excision surgery on 5/22/19 and have been recovering well so far, with the exception of my estrogen level plummeting after surgery. We're still working on that, and I'm in pelvic PT as well.
My highlights have additional info about my road to excision, recovery from surgery, prof life, and more. It's nice to "meet" all of my new followers and friends. I absolutely love our community 💛💛 #endocommunity #endowarrior #endostrong #lifewithendo #lifeafterexcision #endometriosissupport #endometriosisawareness #fuckendo #iam1in10 #endometriosis #myendostory #ihaveendo #chronicallyillprofessor #endoinacademia #profendo #phdamngirl #ovariantorsion #ovariantorsionsurvivor #medicalptsd