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Living with PCOS

Hi, I’m Meghan Minnaar from the beautiful city Cape town, South Africa. I’m 28 soon to be 29 and married to my best friend for almost 5 years. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2013, killed me emotionally. I really didn’t know what to expect from this syndrome. In 2014 and 2015 I started with my treatments and was manageable but 2016 was the worst year ever, it was a year filled with emotional and psychological breakdowns. It really messes with you and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. 😦 After an unsuccessful year, and being treated with fertomid and metformin and actually getting my period every month I suffered depression and phantom pregnancies can you believe it I actually believed I was pregnant every month.
And month after month I was so crushed when I took the test😳 At my last appointment I was told my husband should do a semen analysis which he never went for. Which in turn means the doctor will tell me he can’t check my tubes and that he can’t poke more holes in my ovaries. I never had any cysts which I’m grateful of. I really wish I never get it! It was determined I have endometriosis and will be having the laparoscopy done soon and I really hope it works. People don’t realize how much strain this puts on a marriage and if without the right support how bad things can become. I think it’s time husby and I see a councilor, we don’t really communicate about how we feel. Most of the time I’m just not sure on how to open up to him and I know it’s not his fault but sometimes he just look unapproachable which then leads to other thoughts.

Anyway, I’m hoping that 2018 is our year to have our rainbow after this ridiculous hurricane storm.

Women living without PCOS will never understand the daily battles we, women with PCOS go through on daily basis.
Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance. PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility.
Hormonal imbalance
Metobilism problems
Health
Appearance
INFERTILITY
How do we in one word some up how we feel?
Anxiety? Depressed? Sad? Insecure? Helpless? Failure? Anger?

What if you felt all those emotions all at the same time?
Honestly…… I do most of the time. Yes, I cry about it but only when I’m alone, and I certainly don’t speak about it to anyone this is the first! I wish someone could understand the way I feel. I have this obsession with unicorns I often see myself as one, Beautiful, Magical and definitely Strong.
Leaving you with the words

BE A UNICORN IN A FIELD OF HORSES…

And that’s what we (PCOS WOMEN) are.. UNICORNS

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