I’m back. Sorry it has definitely been so long since I’ve posted and talked about what’s actually going on in my life. Just a warning, I am getting really personal and going in depth about the stuff happening inside my body. After doing weeks of extensive research I feel like I have a much better understanding of my diagnosis and I want to share my story to maybe help some ladies going through the same thing.
This situation has been going on for a while now, but only recently has it started actually affecting me negatively. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS, which is polycystic ovary syndrome. For the past two months I have been dealing with irregular periods and abnormally heavy cycles. At one point, I was on my period for 4 weeks straight. This is really odd for me because I have been on birth control since I was 16. I’ve always struggled having completely messed up ovaries. The day before my 16th birthday party, I was rushed to the hospital because there was something seriously wrong with my right ovary and everyone thought I ruptured my appendix. I wish that was the case, but unfortunately, I had a huge cyst on my ovary that ruptured. It was too much for my body to clean on its own, so I had to get it surgically cleaned out. That was one of the absolute worst pain I have ever felt in my life and it really sucks because I didn’t even know this was a problem until I was randomly in the hospital. I got on birth control not for contraception reasons but just to regulate all these cysts from growing. Regularly I’d go to the gynecologist and get ultrasounds of my ovaries, just to be told that my cysts were still there.
It goes without thinking that you should regularly get your genitals checked regardless of your gender. There’s no way of knowing a problem is occurring if you’re not proactive about your health. I know from experience that it’s better to catch a problem early on and manage it before it gets out of control. For so many years, I have been dealing with constant pain in my uterus and continuous cyst growth on both my ovaries. I want to talk more about PCOS and what it means. Basically, it just means that I have a ring of cysts around my ovaries that will be there for my life. There is no way to simply get rid of these growths, just have to live through it. This doesn’t mean I absolutely can’t have kids but getting pregnant won’t be the easiest thing. Not that I want to get into this subject, but I have always thought about adopting my kids if I chose to have any. I personally think there are just too many kids in the world already that do not have a good home.
Throughout the years, I’ve found ways to manage my pain and try my best to control growths. I take my birth control consistently at the same time, so my body is used to that amount of hormones in the morning. I also take iron supplements because I am anemic and recently my periods have been oddly heavy, so I’ve been losing more blood than normal. For anyone who is anemic, you know how annoying it is whenever you stand up and suddenly your lightheaded as heck. I’ve been working on my diet by eating far less chips and more veggies. Especially spinach, asparagus and tomatoes. Another supplement that I started taking is cranberry. After much research, I decided to try it because cranberries are helpful in preventing UTIs and provide an array of antioxidants that help build your immune system while giving you energy too. A weird symptom of PCOS is hair loss and I talked before about me losing hair because of DevaCurl too. Not that I’m bald or anything but I have a lot of hair that falls out whenever I shower. I have been taking a lot of biotin and hair, skin and nail vitamins. It seems that now all my past problems are being solved by prioritizing my health and putting the right stuff in my body. Who would of thought?
Aside from me talking about my trash ovaries, after finding out all this new stuff about my body, I came back to Denton and got really sick. I have no clue what it actually is though, I tested negative for corona and I don’t normally get so sick in the middle of summer. Both my parents were positive for coronavirus and I was just staying with them for weeks whenever I had to go back home to deal with these stupid ovaries. At the start of this week I had a fever, body aches, sore throat and was constantly throwing up for 3 days. For the past 4 days, I haven’t had a fever and I feel a million times better than I did a week ago. I don’t feel one hundred percent back to normal, but I feel okay. My body basically shut down for a few days and I had absolutely no energy to even move. I’m working on strengthening my immune system and have been taking elderberry which is a natural medicine. Even though I was negative for covid, I haven’t been hanging out with my friends or going out anywhere. I want to continue to emphasis the fact that we are all humane and not immune to everything the world throws at us. I’m still encouraging everyone to wear masks when you go out in public and you are consciously protecting other people’s health.