My name's Marvel and I was recently diagnosed with PCOS (December). I have had a LOT of pelvic/girly issues in my past so this was just one more thing for me to (not) get excited about, except one thing, I keep gaining weight! I lost 60 lbs between 2010-2011 and then for some odd reason I gained 10 lbs in October which keeps coming back in 5-6 lb increments about a week or two after I lose it.
So here's my history...
Unlike a lot of women who have PCOS I never had a problem with fertility, in fact I have always been a fertile mertile.
Ever since I got my monthly visits I've had a condition called hypermenorrhagia, where I'd have periods so heavy that I couldnt leave my bathroom for a week (not exaggerating).
In 2005, 2 months before my 21st birthday I gave birth to my first child, soon after I was diagnosed with endometriosis.
In 2007, after the birth of my 3rd child I started having excruciating pain every day, they said it was because of my severe endo, so 6 months later (yay for insurance taking forever), just before my 23rd birthday they did a laproscopy and DNC to clear up endometriosis in my pelvic cavity and remove fibroids from in my uterus.
In 2010 I had my fourth and final child, the day of her birth I had a tubal, because each of my pregnancies with girls I had a condition called HG (hyperemisis gravardium) where I couldnt keep down food or water. Shortly after I had excruciating pain over my ovaries, they deemed another laproscopy to find the problem in order, they found cysts that had to be removed, and a uterus that wasnt returning to size.
Because of the surgery findings they had me have a pelvic MRI, to which they found an unknown mass in my uterus.
A few days after the findings of the mass my daughter that I had given birth to only 6 months earlier died of SIDS. A few days after that they did a hysteroscopy, where they take a biopsy of the endrometrial lining, which came back inconclusive, a total hysterectomy was deemed necessary ASAP. So less than a month after my daughters death they removed my uterus and cervix. (Little known fact: A total hysterectomy leaves your ovaries intact) They still have no clue what the mass was, as they did not find it upon removal.
Between my daughters death in August 2010 and October 2011 I managed to lose 60lbs on Spark, between October and December I gained 10lbs back, with no reason that I can find (I eat between 900-1200 calories daily).
In Decemeber, excruciating pain to which I could have sworn was an appendicitis leads to the discovery of PCOS and 3 fluid filled "things" next to each of my ovaries, I was told I had to wait 6-8 wks for another ultrasound to determine what our "next step" is.... which apparently is the choice of another surgery to find whats wrong or living with the pain.
I really want to scream
Babies in 4/05, 12/06, 1/08, 2/10
Abdominal surgeries - (5/08)x2, 2/10, 6/10, 8/10, 9/10, 4/12, and 10/12
March 2010 - 226 (highest non-pg)
Oct 2011 - 165 (only 10 lbs away from goal!)
Broke foot - Oct 2011
Nov 2012 - 165
Feb 2013 - Knee Injury: meniscal tear(healed) w/painful meniscal cyst(atm)
Sept 2013 - 177
Heart surgery - Sept 2013
Jan 2014 - 186
| Pounds lost: 37.0