For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a Mum more than anything else but ever since getting my first period at 11, my cycles have been an irregular and painful nightmare.
At 14, I was put on birth control. While the pills regulated my periods, they turned me into an even more hormonal monster. Needless to say, they didn’t last very long.
3 years later, in 2008, I experienced my first ovarian cyst. I was in such extreme pain that everyone thought I had appendicitis! After two separate trips to the emergency department and two separate iv shots of morphine I was told that my ovarian cyst wasnt large enough to operate on and I was sent home with a script for codeine. 2 weeks of being either in agony or doped up and asleep followed.
Fast forward to August 2014, my husband and I decided that we wanted to look into starting a family. I knew that I had stereotypical pcos characteristics (irregular periods, excess body hair etc) and we wanted to know how hard it would be for us to fall pregnant
After blood tests and an ultrasound, we finally got an official diagnosis in October 2014.