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SharonAlger
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It‘s been a stay at home and rest kind of day. Lots of reading and audiobook listening. #endometriosis

julesG Feel better! 3mo
Crazeedi Sending healing vibes!💗 3mo
Libby1 I hope you feel better soon. 🌸 3mo
SharonAlger Thanks, guys! 3mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Pickpick

This is a tough, but really important read. It's a graphic account of the author's illness, the devastating effect it's had on her life, and how much worse her experience was made by her struggles to get a diagnosis and treatment. One of the things that struck me most was how the cost of healthcare worsened the situation. A real eye opener. @thereadingwomen

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arlenefinnigan
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BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s so good, but a hard read. 4mo
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bookishbitch
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Pickpick

Have you ever read a book and then wanted the whole damn world to read it? This is one of them. There was so much good information, story telling and venting that even the parts I didn't relate to were compelling. While her specific condition might not apply to all, the parts about the health care system certainly does. And I'm sure every one of us, for those lucky enough not to live with chronic pain, knows someone who does. Cont. In comments....

bookishbitch I thought the author presented her story very well while also providing potentially helpful medical information to others in similar situations. Chronic pain is no joke and as someone who deals with my own issues I found she did a great job conveying some of the frustrations that come with them. I am grateful for the things my body can do though. Not everyone is so lucky. Seriously, check this book out. 4mo
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bookishbitch
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Today was beautiful. So I read outside in my pajamas while Kiki watched the traffic go by. (And waited for a chippie to wander into her yard.) So far this book is excellent.

iread2much Aww, such a cutie! 4mo
bookishbitch @iread2much Thanks! I think so too. 😊 4mo
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BBooks
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Someone told me that books that make you feel things you don't like are actually good for you, growth or something like that.... so many times I thought of bailing on this book but her voice was so enchanting and it was out of my comfort zone to read so I finished it but was still a so so read for me.
I've never seen Top Chef so went into this read knowing nothing about her.

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feminismandyoga
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Pickpick

Memoir Monday!!⠀

Ask Me About My Uterus is a memoir by Abby Norman about her struggle with endometriosis and the medical system. It's really informative about women's struggles in general with the medical system and the inadequacy of the current pain chart. I had a great time reading it.

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Somasis
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I'm only about 40 pages in, but so far the history is interesting and really gives context to the memoir component. It's really resonating as a person who has had pain dismissed by medical professionals and I'm looking forward to reading more. But this is a text that is difficult to enjoy, it's well written but it fills me with rage.

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bookishbitch
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I just moved this to my "on deck" tbr pile. I have an idea this will become a bit of a rage read. Register. Resist. Vote. Them. Out!

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saguarosally
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1. 😂😁😳
2. No, they all graduated long ago.
3. Going back to New England.
4. Last on both sides by many years. You know, accident...
5. Yes ma‘am!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

madamereadsalot1 Have a safe trip! (None of my favorite emojis really work well for that! 😆) 6mo
saguarosally @madamereadsalot1 It‘ll be good, I needed some desert. 😁🌵 6mo
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