Just want to get in with this project not having to deal with hospitals, pills and also the start of a new flat search since the flat fell through.
Anonymous asked: I cried for days when I first got diagnosed. I thought I'd really gotten screwed. Honestly though, four years later, I promise you it's not as bad as it feels right now. It's not a complete life ruiner like the literature tells you. Hugs forever.
Thanks anon! This has made it slightly less scary.
PCOS for short.
It’s a genetic disease that effects 5-10% of child bearing women. It’s where you have way too many (over 12) follicles on/in the ovary. But these follicles swell up, as if they are about to release an egg but have then just stayed like that, and therefore look like cysts or big holes in your ovary.
It’s super weird.
The symptoms are pretty horrendous but will be funny to some who don’t have this issue, I would have laughed if I’d heard this unfortunate list before I got diagnosed.
They include obesity, which then leads to diabetes, extreme acne, excessive body hair/facial hair, or hair grows back really quickly, really irregular periods, which can sometimes lead to women being infertile because it’s so difficult to time everything right.
There might be other symptoms/technical stuff that I’ve missed or got slightly wrong but I’m still finding out about everything and reading about it but some of the side effects of the above are women with PCOS basically have to be on a constant diet and losing weight is nigh on impossible and if these symptoms manifest all at once a lot of people develop depression or anxiety or serious self esteem issues.
So I have quite a lot of information, but I’m still processing what this means for me long term. It’s a really confusing thing to get told. Basically you have something really unfortunate, where the side effects make people laugh at you and you also might not be able to have children and the only thing that will make it better is people telling you to diet for the rest of your life but that’s even harder as well.
So yeah as well as having my gallbladder out, I also have a weird, tad inconvenient, lifelong ovarian condition.
Sorry if this was to much information but no one reads this anyway.