The point is, I told my gaggle of girlfriends, it’s a good thing we caught it now. Otherwise, it could have led to BIG problems… diabetes and heart disease, if you really want to know. So what has happened to me, for reasons unknown, is that my body is producing too many androgens. I know you’ve noticed that little bit of facial hair I was getting and didn’t want to say anything. The hair on my head’s gotten a little thinner. I break out with acne like a teenager from time to time. I gained a little mid-age paunch and can’t seem to lose it, even though I consider myself to be fairly active. (Having a farm full of border collies gives you no other choice!) My periods have been irregular for years, but we never talk about Aunt Flo, do we? It’s gross. And yes, I’ve been a little depressed… which is why we cry over a bottle of wine every now and then. This is all the culmination of PCOS. It would have been nice of mom to let me know she had PCOS because it tends to run in families. I try not to think about “what might have been” had I been tested for PCOS five years ago.
For those of you who don’t know me… Hi, I’m Pam… I like gardening, yoga, all things organic, and breeding border collies from my home in Seattle, WA… and this is my story of trying to get pregnant at the ripe old age of 36 after 5 years of living with undiagnosed PCOS and fertility problems.