What I Wish I’d Known Before Endometriosis Treatment
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What I Wish I’d Known Before Endometriosis Treatment

“In 2013, I had the first of three laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Had I known then what I know now, I could have avoided at least one of those surgeries.”

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Brian Greenberg

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Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

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Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Alisha Bridges

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Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Brian Greenberg

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Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

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