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
Buy the Book here I’m asking for $26 through orders not done on Kickstarter via paypal.me/mbartleson/26 I'm self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. I wrote the content before rose-colored glasses impacted my experiences too much. To help this book get published, you can visit the crowdfunding page to … Continue reading I’m Self-Publishing a Book!
"I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow And each road leads you where you want to go And if you’re faced with the choice and you have to choose I hope you choose the one that means the most to you And if one door opens to another door closed I … Continue reading Hope Fills My Heart
Your voice. It matters. Yeah- it definitely does. Your voice. Your (respectful) opinion. You story. Your experiences. It all matters. (Not my image) It can shape things. It can make other people feel like they’re not alone by creating more "me too's." Maybe you feel like it’s just you- but I promise- it’s not true. When you … Continue reading Your Story & Your Voice Matters
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?
Woah- my diabetes turns 17 today, and this month my blog turns 4. Wait- I’ve had T1D for 17 years? 17 years ago- when I was 7- after being sick for months... we finally had our answer? Wow. And I’ve been blogging for 4 years? Kind of blows my mind- especially the blogging part- especially … Continue reading 17 Years of Diabadass-ery? AND the Blog Turns 4? Time Flies!
A few weeks ago, someone reached out to me about submitting a photo and information about my nightstand. Her name is Emma Jones! Wait... what? Yes- that's correct folks! Submit a photo of my nightstand. But- there's a reason! It's pretty fantastic! "What’s on your nightstand? If you live with a chronic illness, your nightstand … Continue reading Unicorn Lamps, Chronic Illness, and Nightstands