My Story of Living with a Rare Female Medical and Disease Condition Called Thoracic Lung Endometriosis

My Story of Living with a Rare Female Medical and Disease Condition Called Thoracic Lung Endometriosis

This is my story of living with a rare condition called Thoracic Lung Endometriosis. This is a rare disease where endometriosis can spread outside of the pelvic area and lines within the uterus and endometriosis grows outside of the uterus and grows in other areas of the body. With my condition endometriosis spread to my lungs and caused my right lungs to collapse. My treatments included medical therapy and surgery.I talk about how this disease affected my health and body, the mental and physical aspects that I went through having lung endometriosis, the surgical procedures, and medical treatments. Having this kind of rare disease meant I had to keep the faith and pray. Support from family and friends helped me to cope with my condition, and holding on and believing that Jesus would bring me through this illness. Thus far it has been well over a year of no further lung collapse.I give thanks to God for healing me. I had knowledgeable physicians that helped my condition improve. I'm happy being able to share with others my testimony of making it through several lung surgeries and to share my story with others.

Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis

Catamenial Pneumothorax

Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis

In 1958 100 women were written up in the literature with endometriosis on the lung causing it to fill up with fluid and collapse. Catamenial pneumothorax was considered extremely rare, but actually an under-recognized manifestation of catamenial ectopic endometriosis. 2016 record numbers of women have been diagnosed globally with menstrual lung collapse and other presentations referred to as Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome. KIRKUS REVIEW A plainspoken chronicle of living with a dreadful case of a difficult-to-diagnosis disease. What started as a minor pain just below her ribs would soon begin to impact the authors breathing, and she was eventually diagnosed with pulmonary endometriosis. Endometriosis usually affects the mucous membrane of the uterus, but it can also be a traveler, with endometrial implants attaching themselves to the colon and the lungs. The tissue of the implants sheds, causing a monthly flow of blood that can lead to lung collapse. Desiring to call attention to the little-known disease, the author vibrantly recalls her 13-year struggle with the illness, the three major surgeries she underwent (in Army, Navy and Air Force hospitals) and the seven chest-tube procedures. She charts her progress and backslides, the expression of her symptoms and her close brushes with death. She also includes the surgeons narrative summaries of her operations. During her protracted battle with the disease, she faced countless debilitating procedures, including colonic resections and an abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Though it may be expected that a military officer address each piece of new bad news with dignity and resolve, readers will still be impressed by Wallaces fortitude, as well as the thoughtful, caring impulse that prompted her to write this book: to alert other women to this obscure, diagnostic nightmare of an illness. A slim but sharp and valuable little book that will go a long way toward helping those who suffer from pulmonary endometriosis. Kirkus Discoveries August 31, 2006 First book published on Pulmonary Endometriosis/Catamenial Pneumothorax

Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition

Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition

Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Issues in Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation: 2011 Edition

Issues in Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation: 2011 Edition

Issues in Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation. The editors have built Issues in Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.