” Sometime in 2005″
I’ve always had irregular menstrual periods but we believed I would “outgrow” it. In my junior or senior year of high school, I suddenly started to gain weight quickly. I gained around 30 pounds after being in the 140s for years. As time passed, it began to worsen and I’d go months without a period.
During my college years, I made an appointment with a physician. We completed blood work, a pelvic and vaginal ultrasound which confirmed I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
The dialogue lasted *maybe* five minutes. I was told she was starting me on birth control and that I may have issues with fertility.
“Are you planning on trying to get pregnant in the near future? ”
“Umm… no…not soon. ”
” Okay, so when you’re ready we’ll start a medicine to help you conceive. Now, this is how you take the birth control…….”
I remember leaving and feeling like I had lost something. A very sensitive exchange had occurred in her office but yet it was void of emotions.
I’m thankful for more literature on this condition and women speaking about its’ struggles.
A polycyster ♡