Since the beginning of this blog, I’ve always been honest when it comes to my medical journey so that women know they aren’t alone. I realize this much transparency isn’t for everyone, and it can make some people feel uncomfortable. In fact, it makes me feel uncomfortable sometimes. But the truth is when we’re experiencing symptoms or newly diagnosed with something, what’s the first thing we do? We Google it. We seek out others who have come before us. Some people are just very quiet about it, while others are more public. I’ve decided to be more public. So today, I’m going to recap my journey that brings me to today. I’m not sharing all of this for sympathy. I’m sharing it to help others, perhaps you.
In 2008, my diagnosis of PCOS began. I was anovulatory, rapidly gaining weight in my midsection, experiencing extremely painful cystic acne, feeling lethargic and low on energy quite often, and wound up having polycystic ovaries on ultrasounds. I learned to navigate it over the years, managed to conceive my daughter while on treatment, and each year since she was born I’ve continued to learn how to manage symptoms and live my life to the fullest.[Read more…]