A Strange Thing To Be Happy About

Yay! My friend Sweet Pea had an ovarian torsion that had caused the ovary to swell to the size cantaloupe! She had to have immediate invasive surgery to remove the ovary!Why does this make me happy?BECAUSE IT IS NOT CANCER!!! WOOT!! ...more

The Internet: Cheaper Than Therapy

So.  My latest test (testing my testosterone levels for PCOS- Testosterone-y, the Real San Francisco Treat) came back normal- YAY, but now we are waiting for the next test.  When I had my HSG test my doctor saw something he wants to double check.  So I'm scheduled to have a hysteroscopy a week from Friday....more

PCOS: Or How to Ruin a Girl's Day

Everything in our journey to begin artificial insemination has been fab until yesterday.  I was diagnosed with PCOS.  I have always struggled with weight and irregular periods so this makes sense.  But it doesn't make it any easier.  My post covers this with a witty tie to a 19th century novel.  Stay with me....more

PCOS and Infertility

My first post on BlogHer is going to be bold.  My infertility and PCOS story. Well, the story so far.  So, I said it. Its out there. There is no turning back, so I better just jump into it. When we were going into the 4 month trying to conceive, I was given the news that I am not ovulating... no, scratch that, I was not even growing a viable follicle. I decided to just be up front with people. Mostly. When people ask when we are going to have a baby, when people ask why I am having hot flashes, or just when. I say it. Mostly....more

Big Girls DO Work Out: The Plus Size Princess Fitness Challenge!

I was 12 years old when I found out I was fat. I say "found out" because I was truly unaware. I stepped on the scale in my pediatrician's office and she moved that big black box to one set of numbers... then another. I climbed onto the doctor's table, feeling the nevereneding roll of tissue paper crinkle beneath me. Instead of continuing with my physical, my doctor launched into a speech about my weight. ...more
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Oh My Ovaries! Interview with Celeb OB/GYN DR.Tosha Rogers

For those of you who don't know, I suffer heavily from fibroid uterus which just means I am a fibroid making machine. Our Reader Reach- Out honoree, Tiffany Brown, has PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and many of my friends struggle with endometriosis. Since so many women suffer from uterine related complications, I set out to investigate what we can do to help ourselves manage and treat these conditions. There are many experts in this field but Dr. Rogers has become a premiere educator on the subject due to her extensive research....more

I have been told I have PCOS

I was told earlier this summer that I have what is called PCOS. Some of you might be wondering what is that.  It stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).  A lot of women have this syndrome and don't even know it. It is a syndrome that goes undiagnosed for years and years until one day the doctor tells you yes you have it. ...more

On Secondary Infertility and Finding Enough

And then when I was 20, my OBGYN informed me I had a tilted cervix. I sat buck naked from the waist down trying to figure out if I was supposed to be excited or scared. I asked him what that meant and he simply replied, "Oh, it's not bad. You may face a few difficulties getting pregnant down the road, seeing as you also have irregular periods, but it's nothing to worry about now."...more
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Sick as a dog?

I have no idea where people come up with some of these phrases. Sick as a dog? Where did that come from? I mean Riley typically just eats some grass voms once or twice and hits the ground running. I am in bed miserable....more

My funk

No, not of the likes of George Clinton but that’s the only word to describe what’s going on with me lately. This is one of the biggest funks I’ve been in awhile and I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The last four months have left me in a daze of every kind of emotion out there due to how I’m feeling. It’s been a whirlwind of events……first I got some blood drawn, was told I’m pre-diabetic....more