So today I met with my lovely doctor Graham ( aka Dr. Blackburn) to find out some test results. Before I share them I thought I'd share a bit of my journey to today.
In 2003 I was diagnoised with having PCOS ( polycystic ovarian syndrome) by my then fertility doctor. It was one of those "ahah" moments. I had been wondering for sometimes why it was that I kept gaining weight and had irregular cycles. I had seen many doctors who always just shrugged my concerns off. Most women meet with a fertility specialist because they already have some concerns about getting pregnant. This was not true in my case. I went to discuss my options of having a pregnancy with artificial insemination with donor sperm. It was during this process that I was diagnoised. It explained so much.
I have always been a person who enjoyed healthy uncomplicated foods. I love my veggies and have never really been to keen on covering my food with sauce & added fat. While at the same time I have also always had a love of salty & sugar foods. My calories going in and my energy output should have managed my weight fine....but it didn't. I was always puzzled to what it was that I was missing?
Well now I knew......my body doesn't process sugar like most peoples. After taking a bit of time to wrap my head around the whole thing I formulated my plan. Over the last 7 years or so I have modified my diet & increased my exercise to maintain a perfect BMI. Initially the goal was to get to a healthy place to be able to conceive successfully. I have since changed my plans to have my own prenancy. I'm now okay with not haven given birth. I have 4 beautiful children and most likely could adopt more if I desired. Oh ! don't get me wrong... if I were to find out through some miraculous event that I was pregnant I would be over the moon !!! I'm just not going to go on complicated fertility drugs to make it happen.
A few weeks ago I went to Graham. In the last 2.5 months I have suddenly gained 15 lbs. My exzema has gone crazy & my cycles are acting up again. He sent me off for a complete blood panel. Well after that big long winded history lesson it appears that my PCOS is totally under control, my hormone & insalin levels are normal, and my cholestoral is beyond perfect according to the docts !
It appears that my body is finally acting find and I just need to exercise more and use a stronger medicated cream ! Sheesh !!! Good thing spring is coming & I have new walking buddy.
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