Why I needed surgery with PCOS and Endometriosis

 

 

I’m not a writer by any means.  I do however have a lot to say, and want to stop this strange taboo of not speaking out when we as women have “female issues.”

A little back story. 

I was diagnosed at at 13 with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)   At the time they were still diagnosing as PCOD – which is Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease.  

At age 9 I was 120 pounds and it seemed like it happened overnight.  I was fairly active playing team sports and had no idea what was going on with my body. 

At 13 I was admitted to the hospital for suspected appendicitis.   I ended up staying in the hospital for a few days and a surgery later we found that I had a large ovarian cyst that had ruptured as well as a bit of endometriosis.   At this time the treatment was birth control pills, send you on your way, and drink diet sodas and healthy choice meals.   

The above DID NOT HELP!

I have struggled with PCOS for years.  Nearly 20.   My ovaries are combative.   My uterus is hostile.  

At one point I shot up to 317 pounds.  I have suffered through 6 miscarriages.  I have dealt with depression and anxiety.  * I still deal with them *

I found an amazing outlet and better way to life shortly after my first date with the now husband.

I lost over 100 pounds at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I learned the benefits of proper supplementation paired with great nutrition.

I carried a healthy miracle Rainbow Baby to term and we were blessed with the most amazing son ever.  His Name is Tobias!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found a love for fitness and Nutrition I never thought possible.   I decided to continue my studies and am now a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness & Nutrition Specialist, Women’s Fitness Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist, and PiYo Live Instruction.  I am also a home fitness business owner – and have a huge slew of other experiences in my tool belt. 

Why did I tell you all of this.

I tell you this first so that you know – PCOS is REAL.   It doesn’t discriminate.   It doesn’t care that you have other things to do.  It rears it’s ugly head whenever and where ever.  

What led me to surgery * I know, I know what you have all been waiting for *

First part of July, I had my first real postpartum period.   I had been told that the first one would be a nightmare.  This was heavy.  I was bleeding though super plus tampons, AND pads every 15-20 minutes.  I was also bleeding chunks.  Chunks the size of my hand. This went on for a weeks and a few dr appointments  during this ordeal and after we finally got the bleeding to stop determined we would need some surgery.  My uterine lining continued to thicken when it should have been thinning.   I also have numerous ovarian cysts and we suspected from the pain the endometriosis was back with a vengeance.  

 

This whole process happened very quickly.  

I was scheduled for a D&C, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopy.   

Today, I am home from all 3 procedures and recovering.   

I will actually update you tomorrow on the Day 1 of surgery as I am exhausted now. 

PS – please ignore any spelling of grammatical errors.   I try to relay helpful information and am not a very proficient writer.