Saturday, June 23, 2012


AF showed up yesterday!!! ON TIME, ON THE DAY SHE WAS EXPECTED- for the first time in a VERY long time!!!

This is a HUGE success in my book. To get my body to do THAT right, and naturally-- gives me hope! I know that if I continue to change my diet, exercise, lose weight, stress less and take vitamins that there just might be a glimmer of hope to conceive without invasive treatments.

 I was at a close friend's house and getting ready to go out and get pedicures when I started, I just HAD to call DH and let him know the good news! I started ON TIME. He laughed and asked why he should celebrate THAT? hahaha I told him that it means my hormones just may be getting back on track and maybe we could get pregnant in the next year or so!

He was like other than you bleeding, that is WONDERFUL news...he just giggled because, like me, we are so amazed at what we are proud of and celebrate through this IF journey. Oh, to celebrate AF. Who would have thought?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I just remembered that I have a blog! DOH!

Things around here have been super busy, super crazy and super fun. DH started a new and amazing job, I'm working my tush off with 1in10, and we are working on our backyard.

OH, my, the backyard. I can't describe to you enough how much of a nightmare it is! Previous tenant worked on cars back there had a huge doughboy pool and let chlorine leak all over. It became nothing but weeds and they were un-stoppable! When we took our trip to Arizona last month, we had our house tented and I thought that was a perfect opportunity to try to kill these horrendous weeds. I spent hours and hours while the hubs was at work spraying weed killer in our backyard. Well, it worked! I killed it all! Mind you, when we remodeled, DH took a sledge hammer to the old kitchen and threw it all in a pile in the back... well that is FINALLY gone!!! Sounds horrible, doesn't it? I've been so embarrassed when guests come over, I don't want anyone to see our backyard because we've worked so hard on the front (it was dirt and weeds as well) and the inside of the house for a year and a half now, and its gorgeous! I am so excited to dream up what I want our back yard to look like with all of our fruit trees! It is definitely a slow process but happy it is happening, finally.

Personally, I've been alright. Going through anxiety attacks, which I haven't had in YEARS....learning how to deal with them without medication is tougher than I thought, but I have a very patient husband and some wonderful friends who help me! AF is "due" in 2 days, but we all know she's been off course for months now. Who knows when she will decide to rear her ugly head. I just hope soon, so I can feel and think that my body is doing better! I've had a lack of energy phase going on lately--but I think that it is all of the being busy and going and going and going lately. I have NO bb pain, which isn't normal. I'm bloated with tons of cramps that just showed up late last let's hope, and wish she shows up on time!

Monday, June 11, 2012

my husband's guest post

Really surprised I actually got him to do it! Actually, I kind of brought it up and he JUMPED on the idea and sat down and started writing immediately. I love him so much! I am amazed every day at how much he supports me and loves me no matter what. He wrote about PCOS, infertility and Father's Day. I have posted his post onto 1in10's company blog and you can read it here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Welcome Video!

I created this video for 1in10, Inc. Please share! Welcome to your PCOS journey.
(don't forget to turn up the volume!)

Friday, June 1, 2012

1 year

It was today--a full year ago. June 1st, 2011. The post (my very first blog post) from that day is here.

It was today then that I finally got answers. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome one year ago today. I've learned so much about PCOS and have reached out nation-wide. I have crossed paths with some of the most amazing women who also suffer from PCOS just as I do. I have worked with 3 other amazing women to start a non-profit to raise awareness for this very syndrome. I still read, research, and learn new things on a daily basis. I still want the world to hear what not only I'm going through, but what 1 in 10 women worldwide go through. I don't want to hide, I want to stand up and speak for me, for you.

I'm pretty sure I've had PCOS since hitting puberty--but I feel the true on-set was about 7 years ago when my acne, facial hair and weight gain got out of control. Ups and downs, and then constant Ups since 2008. I hope to gain better control of my PCOS, to still lose weight. I hoope to some day fully ovulate EVERY cycle on my own...and of course soon, I pray to the Lord that my body can sustain a pregnancy, some day when He sees fit. When it is right.

I vow to myself to never stop learning about PCOS. I promise to myself to treat myself better and love myself THROUGH PCOS. I vow to reach out as far as I can to other sufferers worldwide. I promise to listen, and to share. I promise I'll always remember this journey. I vow I'll never give up on myself or my body. I promise I will love myself with PCOS for the rest of my life--through the storms and through the fire, I'll never give up on ME or You.

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