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What is your definition of PCOS?

What does PCOS mean to you? From personal experience what is PCOS?

It's a headache.
It’s my own personal hell. It’s feeling like I’m less of a woman. It’s locking myself in the bathroom so no one walks in on me shaving my face. It’s being insecure about every little thing. It’s pretending everything is ok in public, then screaming and crying when I walk through the front door of my house. It’s embarrassment. It’s feeling horrible on the inside when everyone thinks you look ok on the outside. It’s wondering how someone could ever love me with this condition. It’s endless amounts of different birth controls and doctor visits. BUT it’s also my strength. I am a WARRIOR. This battle I fight everyday will not overtake me I assure you. 2 Timothy 4:7 7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
My own personal hell. It’s mood swings and pain everyday even though your doctors say you’re fine. It’s fatigue and nausea, it’s feeling so self conscious about yourself you shut down. It’s eating right and exercising and still seeing no progress. It’s like running into a brick wall.
It’s a complete hormonal roller coaster that caused mood swings and cysts and bloating and acne and headaches and insomnia and hell.
For me it’s overwhelming fatigue, all the time
You mean other than a pain in the butt? Lol
What is PCOS to me it would seem easy to many to describe what PCOS is to them. After reading this 5 times I went into a pool of emotions cause honestly cause I honestly didn't know were to start. PCOS means darkness, pain and suffering it's a syndrome that takes over your life. It dictates your everyday. It takes away your hope from miscarriages to unsuccessful IVF's. It tears families apart when husbands can't understand how to support there wives. Suffering when society casts us away due to weight challenges, mood swings and acne because being different is not beautiful. When religion blames it on lack of faith, a syndrome that breaks your spirituality. I don't even want to get into the scientific side of things. But then honestly this use to be my definition of PCOS today it DOESN'T it means a test of endurance I look at my life as a marathon the finish line as my final destination but the race as my life. It has been an eye opener. It has made me see that technology has given us a way to come together and speak as one voice because PCOS does not affect a specific age or race it affects us all. It has united the world. I've gained new friends that are and Instagram/Facebook text away. Supporters and my personal cheerleaders through out the world. If I didn't have PCOS I wouldn't have known about this amazing cystic community. I share my victory with you ladies because I wouldn't be where I am without this amazing digital community. Today I stand and say I have PCOS but PCOS does not define me!!!

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