2 years ago
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I am excited to share my experience with an endo-related product I recently purchased. It's called EndoFEMM. I randomly stumbled across their site a few weeks back. I decided to give it a try.
EndoFEMM is a reusable popcorn-filled pad that can be used as a heating pad or an ice pack. It is specifically shaped for cramps & pelvic pain. (It kinda looks like a big pair of panties. See above). EndoFEMM comes equipped with loops to attach velcro straps (sold separately) so you can wear it on your stomach. This feature was what sold me. I could heat up the pad, strap it on, & move around (do dishes, fold laundry, play with my doggy etc.).
During the peak of my pain, I was using my plug-in heating pad a lot. A LOT. So much in fact, that I unknowingly burned my stomach. I realized this not because of pain, rather the strange lines that appeared on my belly. I didn't realize I could burn myself without knowing it, but apparently I did. So I decided it may be time to retire that old heating pad. So my random discovery of their product was timely.
I placed my order a couple weeks before my surgery. With that in mind, I decided to purchase two pads. I bought the original size & the travel-size (called Endo-Lite). I figured both would come in handy. My plan was to have one available as a heating pad & one as an ice pack.
I found the ice pack to be tremendous for post-surgery pain. I liked it so much, I ended up putting both pads in the freezer, so I could alternate & always have one of them cool & ready to use.
I found another use for them too. When they have lost their cool, I place a regular ice pack in between the pad & my belly & it holds the ice pack in place. I am happy with my purchase & recommend EndoFEMM for their effectiveness, shape/design, portability & dual use capabilities.
This is their website if you want to check them out: http://endofemm.com/products.html
They seem like they would be quite easy to make too.