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Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

Vulvodynia

Ugly word isn't it?

I contracted this condition in 2000 after a doozy of a yeast infection and very soon after 6 months of Accutane therapy. Personally, I think there's a connection there, at the very least with the YI and possibly with the Accutane because that shit is nasty. Sometimes I wonder if I weren't so vain and so fed up with the stupid acne coming back if I'd be fine. Probably not since I would've been on more antibiotics again and I already had a history of too many YI's. Still, I don't know what the trigger was, I just have to deal with the aftermath.

Why do I bring it up now? Because the bitch is back with a vengeance. I know I should've continued acupuncture after throwing in the towel on fertility treatments but at that point I didn't want to deal with any of it. Slowly but surely I've been getting worse again. I was getting quite a bit better which may have to do with a myriad of things: 1) watching what I ate more closely, 2) acupuncture, 3) stinky Chinese herbs. So, it's back to acupuncture for me. We'll see if it helps again....

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