I know I have shared the literal definition of Infertility several times. Infertility is described as the inability to conceive children after one year of having unprotected intercourse. There is so much more to being infertile than what is shared in that one simple sentence. There is sadness, heartache, debt, emptiness. That one sentence doesn't… Continue reading What is Infertility?
I've mentioned about a million times since I started The Cyster Story, that PCOS and its quirks are no joke. It pretty much raises hell on every aspect of your being, and certainly not in a good way. My symptoms have always made me pretty self-conscious. Every time I notice my side burns coming in,… Continue reading Products I use to Cope with PCOS Symptoms
I find that many people these days are looking for a quick fix. We are all hoping there is a magic diet, pill, or drink that is going to make us lose weight over night. It's impossible to go onto any style of social media without seeing some form of smoothie or wrap that is… Continue reading PCOS, Weight Loss, and Fad Diets
It has been discovered that there is more than one type of PCOS. According to recent studies there are 5, to be exact. Not only is this exciting news because Scientists and Doctors are making advancement in the understanding of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, but because they have finally realized that it is a HUGE issue… Continue reading PCOS… Which type are you?
Holidays are meant to be a time for cheer. Time to be spent with your family and loved ones. To have large gatherings where you celebrate everything you are grateful for, and all that you have accomplished in the previous year. It's a time to set goals for your future, and to show appreciation for… Continue reading Infertility and the Holiday Season
We all know that no one can really explain the underlying cause of PCOS. For most of us Cysters, it just kind of happened. Out of no where. My first sign that something was out of the ordinary was the weight gain, and then came the lack of periods (which can be caused by weight… Continue reading PCOS Pondering
The big wedding day is just a little over 7 months away (holy crap where did the time go?!). I wish I could say I was right where I want to be health/weight wise, but I definitely am not. And I am assuming that since the last 11.5 months went by so fast, I can… Continue reading Sweating for the Wedding Challenge
Every day, somewhere far, far, away, the storks are busy working. They perform lots of tests, and try their best, to do the most superb version of "Storking". You see, happy couples all over the world, have asked for the blessing of family. And at the end of the day, maybe, just maybe, the storks… Continue reading The Lost Stork
So first off.. the title says it all. I have really been sucking at this whole dieting/weight loss thing. I would much rather eat an entire bag of coffee flavored M&M's. And I have. Several times. I'm feeling a lot like my Ginger cat Dougie looks in that picture (no body shaming Dougie, Mamma loves… Continue reading Feelin’ like a busted can of biscuits
Disclaimer.. this very well may turn into a rant.... Like most things in life, if you don't have genuine experiences with something, you're probably not going to know a whole lot about it. Same went for me about Infertility before I was diagnosed. I had heard of it, and I knew what it was, but… Continue reading Infertility & Insurance, or Lack Thereof