The next post in "Sex, Chronic Illness, and Mental Health" is all about PCOS and endometriosis.
It’s dark. It's always dark no matter what time of day. My music is turned up and my headphones are in so I can try to escape into the lyrics. I’m hunched against the door of the bathroom feeling the cool tile floor against my feet while I’m hugging my legs to my body trying … Continue reading When Your Darkest Moments are Tied to Your Period
I’m curled up on the sidelines with my tips and tricks to get by while cheering on the birth control to defeat my body. Yes- in this weird twisted set up…. All I want is for my body to lose to the medication in this constant battle- this battle of chaotic and painful periods. My … Continue reading (The One with the) PCOS and Endometriosis Flare Up
It's PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Awareness Month! It’s September, and it’s PCOS Awareness Month. What is PCOS? Healthline defines PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) as “a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). … Continue reading Ask Me About PCOS
It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month! So as some of you know- I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis this past summer (summer 2016)- and it’s been an experience to say the least… And maybe I should have gone into more detail about what is and what it means to me? So- I'll do that since endometriosis … Continue reading Endometriosis Awareness Month- Where’s My Gift Receipt?
Wonder where my blog posts about PCOS, Endometriosis, and Diabetes have been? Well, they've been happening! So after my diagnosis of PCOS and alllllll of the questions and frustrations.... I started guest blogging at DiabetesSisters about PCOS and T1D (eventually adding endometriosis after that diagnosis). I've been blogging once or twice each month about my … Continue reading Guest Blogs for DiabetesSisters about PCOS & Endometriosis
I’ve noticed something though- The part of loving my body that’s been the hardest? It hasn’t been being okay with the shape of my body, or the acne, or that I’m sweaty or hairy. The hardest part has been believing in myself- ignoring the imposter syndrome and everything else going on inside my mind. But … Continue reading Loving Your Body When You Have a Chronic Illness (Part 2)