My biggest dream…

… is that women’s diseases are no longer treated as a seven-headed animal by doctors and society. I speak from experience over the years my illness worsened because the doctors confused the symptoms, said they were cramps and gave me clisters… I would like these symptoms to be well interpreted so that the diseases do not worsen to something worse. Yes, because in my case cysts in the ovaries can lead to cancer as age passes (this is my biggest fear since the disease was diagnosed to me at 18) . Type II diabetes and heart problems, bouts of kidneys, swollen legs and ankles that lead to thrombosis

And this pandemic is not helping at all, because I know that doctors are too busy fighting this terrible virus…

I identify so much with this American girl, Shelby Eckard, known as PCOS Support Girl that I follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How many times do we put ourselves in second place now because we told the doctor that the exams are for the next appointment, sometimes because we have dishes to wash, well because we have to take the child to school, now because we have to entertain them … and our body is showing signs but we don’t do it because we don’t care.I reviewed myself so much with this text from PCOS Support Girl.

Image taken from Facebook – Instagram text here

She’s a Democrat, and despite being heavily troubled by the disease, she spent almost four hours in line to vote… subject ed to being insulted and assaulted by radical Trump supporters. 🙁 And yet she didn’t give up, even after she spent the last few days in the hospital. Yes, because she knows that her vote counts for things to change, especially if they are to help her health.

I’d like to wake up one day and not have these symptoms anymore, wake up several times in the middle of the night with my belly bursting thinking I can’t take it and I’m not going to make it through the night… 🙁

What’s giving me the strength to move on are my family, my two loves and these podcasts about PCOS where Shelby participates with another girl, Jeni, my age, who also suffers from the disease, and has already had two cancers… These conversations are showing me that I’m not alone in this fight. 🙂

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