Well family and friends here it is the “Big Reveal”…. I’m not pregnant! I know most of you were hoping that me being pregnant was the big surprise. However, the big news is the exact opposite. I have PCOS which causes infertility in women. PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a condition occurring in women of reproductive age. It is a hormonal disorder that can cause excessive hair growth (especially on the face, chin, and chest of females), acne, infrequent, prolonged,or no menstrual cycles, obesity and infertility. It can be sometimes diagnosed by the presence of small cysts on the ovaries.
So why announce to everyone? Two reasons. One, after being married almost five years the question comes up daily and I’m tired of trying to explain ;). Two, and the most important reason, is nearly 7 million women in the United States have PCOS and countless others have PCOS and do not even know. I want to educate everyone on this condition that effects so many people. The knowledge of how to treat and cope with PCOS is invaluable. It could possibly save marriages and friendships. Not using it as an excuse but PCOS can make you well…bitchy. Educating people can also save lives since PCOS can cause type 2-Diabetes and heart disease. PCOS makes most women insulin resistant even if they do not have a family history of diabetes. The cause of PCOS is unknown and it can occur in all women of any race. I want to impact the lives of women, help support other women with PCOS, and infertility.
I’ve wanted to be a mother as long as I can remember. I think its the bond that I have with my mother and watching my aunts with their children. In my family mother and aunt are one in the same. I have longed for that same bond where my little ones will look up to me and love me unconditionally. So the husband and I decided to conceive a few years ago so we started seeking fertility treatment. This has been the most triumphant roller-coaster ride I’ve ever been on. Tears, blood (literally), sweat, more tears then down right wailing, fights, break-ups, envy, smiles, joy, happiness, depression, anger, soul-searching,quitting, then trying again, separation, tears again, love, finding peace, losing weight, gaining weight, and more tears.
I want to share my journey with the world. So please visit the site regularly. Learn, laugh, love, and cry with me…