Can You Be Mentally Prepared For a Hysterectomy?

My wife and I thought we were finished having children. Our first go-round, we’d struggled a bit. I use the term struggled loosely because we didn’t have to endure any infertility treatments or anything of the sort. It had basically just taken a couple of years on our own. Probably because of the endometriosis, but […]

Sex & Endometriosis: 4 Quotes That Will Teach You Everything Women Go Through

Sex and endometriosis. Honestly, I hadn’t thought of it because my wife (founder, Shawnda McNeal) has always been quiet about it. Plus, throughout our 13 years together, I’ve always tried to let her take the lead on the whole sex thing. I just never felt right nudging her into it in any scenario. But, there […]

No Cure For Endometriosis, So What’s The Point?

Last week something interesting happened to us at Braave. In an effort to spread the word about Braave partaking in AmazonSmile program, board member Atom Smasher posted the Smile link on The Atom Smasher Morning show page. There was a comment here and there about supporting the organization, fighting for women with endometriosis, then a […]

Have You Seen The Braave Endometriosis T-Shirt?

You did it! A few months back, a group of you donated some of your precious hard earned cash to Braave. The cash from those donations went towards hiring a couple different designers to come up with cool designs we could use to develop products to raise more capital. The first of those products are […]

Endo Battle Story: Dawn Wagoner

I had just moved to Indiana with my then husband…it was August 2005 and I was 26. I was late, so upon taking a pregnancy test, realized I was pregnant. This definitely wasn’t planned, as we had already had 2 boys ages 4 and 2. Things seemed normal…then tremendous cramps started. I was extremely tired, […]

How to Be Your Own Advocate

No doubt you’ve been there before. The doctor walks in, goes over your symptoms, listens to your complaints, nods, and says, “There’s nothing wrong with you.” The internal struggle begins immediately. You just know that something is wrong, yet here is this expert telling you that you are fine. It is in this very moment […]