Leslie Mosier, Momager to Doug the Pug, Releases New Song About Endometriosis
Mosier said she wrote “Get Better” while in pain and was inspired by March’s Endometriosis Awareness Month to share the track and accompanying music video.
“No song has ever come so easily or felt so important to me,” she wrote on Instagram. “My incredible husband immediately got to work producing it and before I knew it I had a way to express my pain and hardships through music. … This is the most vulnerable I have ever been. I am out of my comfort zone, but I am empowered knowing maybe some of these words can help someone going through their chronic illness.”
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It’s been almost ten years since I’ve done anything with music. I wrote this song when I was in extreme pain from my endometriosis…no song has ever come so easily or felt so important to me. My incredible husband immediately got to work producing it and before I knew it I had a way to express my pain and hardships through music. It turns out that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. This disease is so prevalent and so many millions of people are suffering, being told by doctors that their pain is invalid, and aren’t getting the help and understanding they need. The proceeds of this song are going to two of my favorite foundations for Endometriosis. I am incredibly blessed in the fact that my journey with this disease, while it’s been rough, has been doable thanks to great doctors, support and being able to afford unconventional treatments. Anyone with endometriosis can tell you how expensive it all ends up being and I want to help people fight in any way I can. This is the most vulnerable I have ever been. I am out of my comfort zone, but I am empowered knowing maybe some of these words can help someone going through their chronic illness. Video link in bio ???? #thisisendometriosis #endometriosisawarness #endometriosis
Mosier’s lyrics may be relatable for anyone who struggles with a chronic, invisible illness. She highlights issues such as others not “seeing” what you’re going through, feeling like a burden and grappling with how illness can affect your sense of identity. Some of Mosier’s lyrics include:
Wake up, put on the makeup
And smile, for the camera
Work hard, make money
Maybe that will make me feel alright
No one really knows what you’re going through
But they pretend to
Say they’re thinking about you
I’m fine, I’ll be alright
I just wanna
I feel like I’m a burden
But who am I to give a damn
When my own body turned on me
Keep pushing on to see better days
Even when it hurts
I’m not defined by the times I’ve cried
Or fallen to the dirt
Breathing just feels harder
Down I go again
Here I go here I go here I go again
I’m at war with my body, my closest friend
I’ve been broken I’ve been down got up in the end
Here I go here I go here I go again
In the “Get Better” music video, Mosier (alongside Doug the Pug) shines a light on the reality of her everyday life with endometriosis. She can be seen struggling with pain and other symptoms as she curls up in bed with a heating pad, cries in the bath, holds her bloated abdomen and sits on the bathroom floor with her head in her hands next to Doug.
Mosier also reveals the wide variety of treatments she undergoes for her condition. The video offers glimpses of her in an infrared sauna, using a TENS machine, getting an IV, doing yoga, getting a massage, being adjusted by a chiropractor, going for a run, doing cupping on her lower abdomen, lying in a hospital bed for a procedure and sorting numerous bottles of medication into pill organizers. All of this is juxtaposed next to footage of her holding Doug the Pug and smiling with fans at events, reminding others that “no one really knows what you’re going through.”
You can watch the full music video below:
According to Mosier, all proceeds from the song are going to the Endometriosis Foundation of America and The Endometriosis Coalition. “Anyone with endometriosis can tell you how expensive it all ends up being and I want to help people fight in any way I can,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Get Better” is available for purchase on iTunes.
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Lead photos via Leslie Mosier’s Instagram and “Get Better” YouTube video