Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -- Me!? So THAT's my struggle!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I was never able to have children-- ME, one who LOVES kids and thought I'd have ten!!! My sweet daughter was my miracle, adopted at the age of 2-1/2 days old... now a beautiful, married 25-yr old.
Last week, I went to a nutritionist to find out why I can be so absolutely PERFECT with my diet and still lose so slowly when others who began Spark at the same time have lost 90+ lbs by now (I've lost 56 and am not disappointed, just curious why it can be mere ounces each week).
I discovered I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). I've had it most of my adult life and none of my GYN's ever addressed it. Hmmm?
SparkPeople.com has amazing articles about so many health issues and, of course, PCOS... so I read and read... learning about me for the first time in years.
So, there, I have it... a name and explanation to my metabolic struggle. Will knowing this stop me from trekking forward? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Will this news cause new excuses to creep back into my life? DEMONSTRABLY NO!
I simply feel a bit relieved that I am not going crazy and am pleased to know that there is, indeed, a reason why I struggle more than most. It's okay, we are all different.
The ironic thing in all of this? My GYN discovered that my sweet, adopted daughter, too, struggles with PCOS.
Life... what a ride!!!