http://ecapguatemala.org.gt/poioe/2794 I still remember that day when I heard my gynecologist proclaim that I needed a surgery to fix my twisted ovary. My ovaries were bulky due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS), and one of them had gotten accidentally twisted.
http://documentalqueridowatson.es/pizdyhov/953 The doctor had warned that the ovary might need to be removed, if medically necessary. I was just 17 years old, a simple teenager, uninitiated to sex and hearing about the intricacies of my sexual well-being for the first time. I did not understand, fully, what the doctor’s verdict meant. But my mother’s tears indicated that I would possibly lose my ability to bear children.
This incident was my rude introduction to PCOS, a condition I would have to live with for a lifetime. Many doctors’ appointments and a surgery later, my ovaries were saved, but PCOS remained.For a few years, I stopped getting periods without hormone medication. My whole life changed.
rencontre versailles Most of my family members were worried about getting a suitable husband who would “accept me with my problems”.
My ovaries became a topic of discussion in all family gatherings, the size, the latest ultrasound, the number of cysts. In fact, these were discussed more frequently than my grades. Even the doctors I visited were patronizing me, giving their medical opinion that I get married as soon as I complete graduation, and start trying for a baby immediately after. Through my condition, I came to be exposed to the inherent sexism of our society, for the very first time. The purpose of my life was summed as baby-making, the rest of my existence being an insignificant prelude.
click here It was overwhelming as a teenager to process all of it.
I always felt a twitch of envy for girls my age who worried about their hair styles, actual or imaginary boyfriends or the next exam, while I struggled with my diet, my nausea (a side effect of hormone medicines), bloating, and weight gain. Like all other patients with life altering diseases, I asked this question, why me! I tried thinking over and over again, what I could have done differently to prevent this. I blamed myself, my parents, the Almighty, the society.
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Life became much easier once I found out more about PCOS and about thousands of women like me across the world. In fact, apparently, almost 20% Indian women are affected by this. I read the various discussions in the support forums and it felt good to have others to share the pain with. As medicine and awareness on PCOS improved over the years, I found the doctors to be more confident at handling my problems. I met a very good doctor, who worked with me and made me realize that like thyroid, or diabetes, PCOS is not curable, but manageable. With healthier life choices, one can lead a normal life.
Slowly, my body adjusted to hormone pills, and I focused on the important things in life; career, friendships, and love ( Thankfully my concerned extended family did not have to find me a suitable match, I was lucky to have found him myself).
http://www.selectservices.co.uk/?propeler=forex-on-line-deposito-minimo-50&76f=d8 My second episode of despair came when I started planning for a baby a few years after my marriage.
Although, I had known for years that having a baby will not be easy, the repeated negative pregnancy tests did affect me emotionally. I consulted with a specialist, who reassured me that I came to her at the right time.(I was 27 years old then). She chalked out a plan for the next few months, in which time I was treated with ovulation medicines, and monitored with Ultrasounds. As morose as it sounds, thanks to her confidence, and my husband’s optimism, I did not find the situation very difficult. And one fine morning, I discovered that extra red line on my pee stick! My daughter is a healthy two- and-a-half year old toddler!
I no longer stress over it. I know my body bloats- one day my jeans don’t fit me and the next day they are loose. I know I am overweight, and as I age, I need to be on a stricter diet, in order to remain healthy. I also don’t have enough motivation to undergo months of treatment for a second baby.
http://diebrueder.ch/piskodral/5528 But I kicked ass and I am super proud of myself. My PCOS is just another disease – it has stopped defining me!
source site Few things for those who are feeling blue:
- follow site PCOS is very common and manageable. With proper diet and exercise, most women will not even notice adverse effects.
- get link PCOS does not mean you are infertile. It just means the earlier you are diagnosed, the sooner you can plan your future. Even if you have a whiff of a doubt regarding your menstrual health, get yourself checked.
- onetwotrade Install some fertility tracker apps: Because you never know! Here are some apps that might be helpful for you.
- Talk to people. Talk to experts. Talk to your family. Do not feel it is the end of the world. Medical science is now super advanced to help you lead a normal life.
- Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. You will notice a difference in the way your body reacts.
- And if things don’t turn out completely favorable, no matter what the society throws at you, just know that you are much larger than the sum of your reproductive organs!
** This article presents the personal experience of the author and is not a medical opinion on PCOS.
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