I wish people knew the struggles that comes with having PCOS.
I wish it wasn’t so difficult for me to explain.
I wish people knew that I don’t eat healthy because I want to lose weight.
I do it to help my body.
I wish people knew that my body is so sensitive to different foods.
I wish people knew that the foods I put into my body impacts my hormones and even my cystic acne.
Dairy? Sugar? Fried foods? I can’t eat a lot of them. I remember when I used to eat everything without even thinking about my body and how certain foods would affect it. I would say yes every time someone would offer me food.
I have been getting better at saying “no, thank you,” but the hardest part for me is having to explain why I don’t want to eat a certain thing. It’s hard.
I can’t just go back to the life I had before discovering that I had PCOS, I can’t just forget it; I have to do something about it. I know I need to do something. I need to take action and help my body as much as possible.
Even my mental health fluctuates. Sometimes I’m sad for no reason, then there are times where I’m in a good mood. Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing enough to help my body, especially when I don’t eat healthy. There are times where it’s a struggle for me to simply put makeup on – it can be a struggle to cover up my acne. To be honest, the last time I have worn makeup was in March!
Having acne does affect my mental health at times, too. Sometimes I have days where my face looks clear and other times I have so much cystic acne on my chin and jaw line/neck. It’s all hormonal and it can also be painful.
I also have to shave my legs, my stomach (where my belly button is), underarms, and chin pretty regularly because everything grows back so quickly. That is also another struggle with having PCOS. Again, being honest here!
At times, I wonder if I will ever be able to have children and the thought of not being able to makes me scared. It’s the not knowing part, but I know that whatever happens in my future is God’s plan for me. I’m resting in that because He has brought me through a lot and He placed these struggles in my life for a reason.
We all go through struggles that some people are unable to relate to and it’s also hard to explain them to people who don’t know what it’s like.
We can start by expressing ourselves and being real about our struggles to other people – that is what I’m doing right now. I’m being real with y’all by sharing some of my struggles that I struggle with having PCOS.
Every individual’s struggles may look different.
Maybe you are struggling with a deadly disease and someone else might be struggling with not being able to work right now. We all struggle with something different and it’s ok to share your struggles with other people because then that person will feel ok about sharing theirs, too!
It’s also ok if you don’t feel like explaining the reason behind your actions to other people, it’s ok.
Always do what you think is best for you no matter what because you are the one who lives inside your body, so you know what you should and shouldn’t do. You know your body best.
You shouldn’t be afraid of acknowledging your struggles, it is what makes you strong and you will be brave because of it.
I will leave y’all with this:
“Your struggles do not define you, but they shape the person you become when you face them and overcome.”
I added a new page to this blog and I encourage all of you to check it out! For those of you who are new here, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in December of 2019. I have been documenting everything that I have been through and experienced – from discussing my symptoms before I knew what was wrong, all the way to what I am doing now to help my body. My goal is to balance my hormones naturally without taking birth control. I want to give other women with PCOS hope that birth control isn’t the only option. All of the details about My PCOS journey Pinterest board can be found here.
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