It’s My Anniversary…

PCOS

Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is R E L A X! – Unknown

I started my cycle today and she did not come to play. My stomach, lower back, and hips are hollering.

It is truly amazing how my cycle has gotten worse.

One thing that is certain with PCOS, which is a hormonal imbalance and a brunch of other symptoms is she is unpredictable.

I cannot believe I was diagnosed 9 years ago today!

Did you know PCOS affects about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age? There’s a possibility that it affects more women since many of us walk around undiagnosed.

Also, we experience PCOS differently.

I struggle with irregular, heavy, and painful cycles, as well as, obesity, infertility, a little acne here and there, and chin hairs. The chin hairs caused me so much insecurity. I would shave, get waxes, and currently, I’ve been waxing myself. The things other women said while waxing my “beard” hurt my feelings. There is no way I will let anyone wax me there.

In the last year, my symptoms have taken a toll on me. My cycles brings out of the world headaches and period pain.

Anywho, happy PCOS Anniversary.

PS – Have you read Untamed by Glennon Doyle? It is soooo good. I am not that far in and every sister needs this book! She is an entire mood. And telling us we don’t have to be tamed! Come on, Glennon! Back to reading and relaxing I go.

Sisterly,

Janine