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Life With PCOS Week One

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I am starting something new for the blog and that’s Life With PCOS updates. I was diagnosed on a Wednesday so I figured Wednesdays will be dedicated to PCOS. 

So, What is PCOS?

PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. So, what does that mean? 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.

There are symptoms that everyone has and there are some symptoms that some don’t. I’m still learning and doing my research so, as I learn so will you. 

life with PCOS week one

What I’ve learned so far…

I am not infertile

I will have a baby, it’ll just take time. 

PCOS explains why I’m sleepy all the time. 

There are so many support groups to learn from. 

Vitamins will be my best friend. 

My diet needs a complete overhaul.

The gym is going to be my second husband. 

I can’t have sugar.

Dairy is a no-no since it is higher in testosterone.  

There may not be a cure, but I will win this fight! 

life with PCOS week one

Why is this a big deal?

Well, my hubs and I have been trying to get pregnant for a little over a year and a half now, and well you haven’t seen a pregnancy announcement so, there’s that. 

So, I went to my doctor since it was bugging me and since my cycles were off, and she decided to run some blood tests. A week and a half later I got my answer. On 8/22/18 I was diagnosed with PCOS. My entire world turned upside down because all I have heard is that PCOS causes major weight gain and infertility. I have wanted a baby ever since my nephew Kyler was born, and when my doctor gave me the news I hated it. 

I cried and left work early to cry some more, only to fall asleep for two hours. The fatigue sucks with PCOS by the way. Anyway, so we started the plan to make babies and I am following it to my best ability. 

Taking you on this journey helps me keep track of how everything is going. I love that I can share things with y’all and be open about my life. So, thanks for sticking with me and I promise when things change you will know. 

Short Girl’s Survival Guide: 5 Survival Tips Every Shorty Needs

A little about me:

I am 5’2″, I am the oldest of four girls, and unfortunately I am the shortest. People always assume I am the younger one because not only am I the shortest, I also have a baby face. Yay me! Not! My husband happens to be 6’3″, and I love to use his height to my advantage. Now he’s not always around so I keep my survival guide in my head at all times.

5 Survival Tips Every Short Girl Needs! 

  1. Always have a step stool in your house! 
    • I can usually use my husband’s height to help me reach things that I can’t. Unfortunately, there are times when he is out of town for work, and I’m not very good at climbing on counters! So a step stool is a must! 
  2. Invest in Sunglasses! 
    • So you know that thing in your car, called a visor, and when you flip it down it’s supposed to block the sun from blinding you while you drive. I am pretty sure it was invented by a tall person. It is not going to make driving in the sun any easier for us shorties!
  3. Get used to walking faster! 
    • Your friends, boyfriend/husband, significant other, is most likely taller than you. In that case, learn to walk faster. Their strides are double yours and they tend to leave you behind, so get those little legs moving!
  4. You are NOT an armrest! 
    • Yeah I know I am short, no you cannot rest your arm on my head! I don’t need the extra pressure your arm adds and frankly I do not want to smell your armpit!
  5. Embrace being vertically challenged! 
    • Short girls may be adorable, but don’t let our height fool you! We are the perfect height to hit you where it hurts! Always remember to rock your height, and it’s OK to ask a taller person for help!