I spent what felt like the longest week of my life, almost convincing myself that there was no way that I had PCOS, That was until I received the phone call that changed my life… That’s right a phone call, my doctor didn’t think that PCOS was serious enough for an in-person diagnosis.
‘Your results are back… You have PCOS’ This was swiftly followed by ‘However because you are overweight, we can not prescribe you with anything. Give us a call once you have lost weight and we will arrange a consultation’ Sadly this Is a story I hear all too often and Cyster after Cyster are left in the dark with a diagnosis that you don’t know how to handle, and advice that doesn’t even feel worthy of the title … Loose weight.
After this I spent years denying that anything had happened, I mean… what else was I meant to do? The people we are taught to trust had just left me stranded with a condition offering no explanation for what to Do, and only telling me that one the SYMPTOMS of the condition was to blame. and honestly, I tried, I googled day and night the days that followed my diagnosis trying to figure out how I could help… but everything I read contradicted its self, I was confused and overwhelmed, a feeling that I am sure soo many other women can relate to.
It was only a year ago that I started to really get serious about trying to figure out how to reserve my PCOS symptoms and hopefully balance out my hormones, it was very early into this journey that I realised it would be a life long task, a challenge if you will. I wasn’t going to find a magic cure, there wasn’t going to be one single thing that fixed me. The one thing that I realised I could control, was my mindset, how I view this condition and more importantly, how I view myself. Sadly it seems that women with PCOS are almost conditioned to hate themselves, We seek to actively change everything about about ourselves. And that raised one question for me…
What if we embraced everything’s that is beautiful about us today?
Until next time, Love and good vibes,