You may remember me telling you all how I had to have surgery last month for endometriosis. When I talked with people about my condition I got one of three reactions: 1) I never heard of endometriosis. What is that?, 2) I know someone with endometriosis, or 3) I have endometriosis too. Most people that I spoke with about this didn't even know what endometriosis was unless they had it or knew someone that...and that was just crazy to me. Since this condition affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide (over 5 million in the United States alone), I would hope that endometriosis would get more attention as far as women's health is concerned...and I am determined to do just that.
It is unbelievable to me that just over a month ago I was in so much pain that I could barely move, was on serious pain killers, and would cry myself to sleep every night. The pain was so bad that I literally begged my doctor to move my surgery date sooner (and he was awesome enough to move his schedule around to make it happen). Just over a month since my surgery and I'm feeling amazing. As you can see, I can now go out and walk my dog (isn't Rocko the cutest???)...all with a smile on my face. Surgery worked for me...but the thing about pesky endometriosis is that it will more than likely come back. There is no real cure for endo, which I find so upsetting.
After my experience with endo I wanted to do something to get the word out about this condition. Putting a fundraiser together with some of my favorite fashion bloggers that were sweet enough to donate their time (and blogs) to getting the word out there seemed only natural.
For the next two weeks the Fashionista Fundraiser for Endometriosis Awareness that I organized will accepting donations. All donations will be sent to the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA). I'm hoping that with all of our blogs working together we can raise a large donation for them.
Please click to DONATE via PayPal to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Every little bit helps!!! I ask that you use the donation link above to donate so that we can keep track on just how much we all have raised...and in turn I will keep everyone up to date on the success of this fundraiser.
denim jacket- Highway Jeans c/o Body Central
maxi dress- Derek Heart
scarf- a favor from my friend's wedding
sandals- Urban Outfitters