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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. ๐Ÿ™ 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… ๐Ÿ™

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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People who don't matter…

Don’t be this person who votes for Trump and then complains that he needs health care but doesn’t have the money to pay for them. Don’t be this person who votes for Trump just because he’s pro-life but then he has a disease like mine that causes him infertility problems… let’s not be this person who brags about being native And Christian Latina but who forgets that her president has put Latin children in cages! 

I met this person 7 years ago through groups about my disease, PCOS – PCOS Polycystic Ovarios Syndrome and I have followed her path.

You can see how she has a disconcerting and confrontational speech, typical of a supporter of the current Us president.

This person has been trying to get pregnant for years, complains that he has many health problems caused by the disease, adopted a baby through foster carer but after a short time the child was taken away…

If you can watch the video to the end without wanting to hit this person, I admire your courage and effort. Because I couldn’t… ๐Ÿ™ How can someone be so unconscious? Just because Trump is against abortion doesn’t mean he respects children like he said above. And nothing gives the right to call murderers to people who have abortions. Everyone speaks for themselves. Every woman has every right to do whatever she wants with her body.

With this bad example you can see the lack of notion that exists among Trump supporters… but I hope that in these elections you will gain common sense.

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What a fantastic idea!

Lego has teamed up with Ikea to give birth to the imagination of kids and big people together.

And these magic-filled boxes have become our Louis’ favorite toy. What do you mean, no? I went back to my childhood, did you know that my mother brought me a box of legos, the cheapest ones, whenever I got sick? It seemed like it would help me get better. ๐Ÿ™‚

Legos are the best invention ever to increase our creativity without a shadow of a doubt.

And truth be told, they are a great help to be independent and unresnated into adulthood ๐Ÿ˜€

Have you got your BYGGLEK yet? ๐Ÿ˜€

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Summer Treasure Hunt

I grew up near the beach. Pedrinhas beach. When I was little, I loved to catch shells and whelks, they were my summer treasures. And Louis likes to do it ๐Ÿ™‚

Walking on the wet sand, while the seawater bathes my feet, and going collecting little shells and pebbles relaxes me so much, and it's also the things that Louis likes to do ๐Ÿ™‚ Messing with the sand or the rocks, exploring, does you really good ๐Ÿ™‚

Image of my own

And then we came home and did this DIY to later remember ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do you like doing things like that? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Go Out In Mode

Cornwall. A little big paradise in the south of England. We went by mini-holidays and we already miss our corner by the sea planted. Blue-Green-Sea. Relaxing landscapes and holding your breath. We really needed this. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4 days of mini-holidays and retreat.

We stayed in a country tourism house, the so-called lodges as they say here, in a small town called Bude in Kilkhampton. I'd rather stay in a house than a hotel. It's more intimate and personal, unlike hotels. And it did us so well that even Louis' potty training worked a thousand wonders. We were lucky to be a pet friendly site so we can take our Ginger with us who also behaved beautifully. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sense us at home ๐Ÿ™‚

Marhamchurch – Widemouth Bay

How rich prainha. Even with covert weather i knew really well walking on the wet sand and smelling the sea. And Louis once again loved playing with pebbles and chins.

A breathtaking view, which makes you want to stay here forever ๐Ÿ™‚

Forrabury and Minster Slaughter Bridge

Then we head to the site of the Legend of King Arthur. Who doesn't know the famous story of the Sword Excalibur? Louis felt like a king in the small amusement park at the Arthurian Centre. We took a short walk until we reached the famous stone and really knew how to feel the peace and peace of Mae Natureza. It is a beautiful and very relaxing place where we can listen to the waters of the Camel River and enjoy the gardens of Lady Charlotte Falmouth.

Arthur Stone's KIng

On Saturday we went to Bodmin where we visited Cornwall's largest church, St Petroc's Church. We had lunch in the center of town and then we went for a walk in a park, where Louis befriended a squirrel to whom he gave the rest of his apple, and after that we returned to the place where we were happy and I already here in this post.

About the magical site of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic where Louis was delighted with the tasty cornwall ice creams, and we grown-ups also ๐Ÿ™‚ What fascinated me most was the way people let themselves be taken to the picturesque village of Boscastle and come back all the time. If I could, I'd move to this place today that you call me so naturally. Who says witches are bad? I feel like half a witch myself sometimes. If not almost always ๐Ÿ˜€ Fear of the unknown doesn't watch me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love everything that's related to the world of magic. I think if I'd lived in the Middle Age, I'd have been burned at the stake, maybe I'd even go to anyone who believes in reincarnation ๐Ÿ™‚

In the middle we console ourselves with the traditional pasties, the typical pastel pasteis stuffed with, meat, cheese and onion or potato. A curiosity: did you know that these pasteis were created as a marmite for men to go to work for the field? And the edges of the dough did not eat because they were only used for men to hold the pastel with dirty hands.

We also ate the famous Fish and chips that we knew even perhaps because we were closer to the ๐Ÿ˜€ Did you know that this meal originated in Portuguese in the early 16th century?

And of course, I had to try the famous Cream Tea, a variant of afternoon tea, typical and originating from this ๐Ÿ™‚

They were wonderful days in this little paradise in the south-west of England, from which we didn't want to go out and we'll go back ๐Ÿ™‚

And so we ended a different but very intense summer ๐Ÿ™‚

Even in pandemic weather, we were able to take a few days to safely recharge to reset ๐Ÿ™‚

And on the return trip the GPS made us this surprise to escape the traffic: We passed through Stonehenge

Stonehenge – image of my own

Did you feel like visiting? ๐Ÿ™‚

How were your vacations? ๐Ÿ™‚

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