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Dear Loved Ones… This Is How Living With PCOS Makes Me Feel

Dear Loved Ones… This Is How Living With PCOS Makes Me Feel

I often feel the need to speak up and share my feelings regarding my diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) because there is not a loud enough voice for all of us who have it.  I want you to understand the struggle and difficulty it can be to be a woman with PCOS.  I know that listening or reading about a disorder that involves “lady parts” can sometimes be a deterrent for some and they shut off right away.  My…

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One Step At A Time… Acceptance Through Uncertainty

One Step At A Time… Acceptance Through Uncertainty

For a long time, I followed this “journey to a better me” attitude.  I did it online.  I did it for accountability.  I did it for my health.  In fact, this has been going on in some form or another since 2011.  It’s been six years and two pregnancies of updates.  I’ve had a lot of cheerleaders along the way. It’s easy when you feel successful.  When isn’t it easy?  When you don’t feel things are working as they should….

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My Life: Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

My Life: Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

At 39, I’ve had more than 21 years of experience with the effects of PCOS on my body. My experience may differ slightly with others who also have PCOS because it’s just one of those conditions that effect people differently. This is my daily routine and it has become my norm. I don’t even think twice about it because it’s how I live. How does it differ with that of someone who doesn’t have PCOS? Let’s see if you can…

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The Perils Of Being A Patient With PCOS

The Perils Of Being A Patient With PCOS

Imagine a doctor tells you that there is something wrong with your body.  The doctor proceeds to share with you that the problem you have is genetic, there is no cure, and he has no idea how to really help you.  What he knows he read about in a paragraph on his own in one of his medical books.  He also tells you  that you may never have the opportunity to have children.  You MAY be able to ease some…

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Fighting a losing battle

Fighting a losing battle

For the last few months I’ve been in a really good place. Every once in a while I get derailed and the hard part for me is trying to get back on track.  I’m my own worst critic and I pick apart everything I’m doing wrong.  What sets me off this time?  A stinking number.  A number that won’t change even with my best efforts.  I’m sharing my story not for pity or for encouragement.  I’m not sharing it to…

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Running on a full tank…

Running on a full tank…

I’ve had a few months to get myself back on track.  It’s been a difficult process because I had to get deep and dirty into things that I never thought I would approach.  Where does that leave me now?  I’m flying high!  Ginny has returned to the real world.  Am I perfect? No.  I’ll never be.  I’m a the “old Ginny”? No. I don’t believe I can ever be her again.  I’m a “new Ginny” and I’m still getting to…

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PCOS is a B*TCH

PCOS is a B*TCH

So, I know I mentioned that I wasn’t going to address much about PCOS because I didn’t want it to define who I am.  It is something I have. I finally felt the need to do so.  Why?  Well, at the risk of losing some friends I have to. My sailor mouth may appear over the next few minutes (sorry, Mom and Dad).  I suggest you grab your cup of coffee or you favorite glass of wine and get comfy…

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

It’s been an interesting week.  I’ve officially been diagnosed with postpartum anxiety.  Shockingly, I’m quite relieved to hear that.  I guess it helps to make me feel that I’m not going bat-shit crazy.  It hasn’t been an everyday thing for me. Thank God because I don’t know how I would function if it was.  I do pretty well a good chunk of the week and one or two days completely meltdown. Curious as to what I’m feeling?  These are some…

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Enjoy The Ride

Enjoy The Ride

So here it is… me working on me.  It took me a while to figure out how and if I would do this whole blogging thing. I was never really a diary type of person and now here I am throwing it all out there for everyone.  Yikes!  Anyway, I always did better writing down my feelings than saying them out loud so I’m hoping this becomes a bit theraputic for me.  If you’re reading this (gulp!) Hey There!  Welcome…

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