Well Then….. (Health Update)

I’m sorry it’s been so long since an update, i’ve actually had a fair amount to process. and the following may include bits that are TMI so i’ll put it under a cut ūüėÄ

it is confirmed that i have a single polycystic ovary (which my friend Fallen refers to as being a plastic ovary). ¬†the left one is fine, normal size and normal fibers while the right one was larger by about a quarter and had more many more fibers than the left. ¬†there’s other issues too including severely heavy periods (like passing chopped liver), PAINFUL periods (i would spend three weeks curled up, unable to move. ¬†and yes this was at school so i had to take a lot of time off), long periods (longest of mine was 7 weeks), *ahem* discharge from the lady area (which i was tested for EVERYTHING and nothing came back as a problem), dark hair in places i don’t want it, bad skin etc etc.

Also, due to various factors that include extreme tiredness, the need for sugar intake, excessive weight gain (I’m now 16 stone – 224lbs!!!!!), bad nails (mainly my toes), skin and hair problems….. i have been told i am pre-diabetic. ¬†this means i need to make a change NOW before i AM diabetic – so i am on a diet. MUCH FUN. though i have found that it doesn’t mean bland food and boring. ¬†i’m actually quite enjoying my diet and i can still have the odd treat.

i’m being referred to a podiatrist for my nails (again) my pinky nails havent grown back and i keep getting dry skin that cracks and peels no matter what i do. ¬†it bleeds a lot too. ¬†my fingers are the same. ¬†around the nail and cuticle the skin cracks, splits and bleeds. it’s very owie.

for both these issues i have been put on new medication; Metformin. ¬†off the top of my head i can’t remember the dosage in mg but it’s only one a day till tomorrow then two a day.

everyone is now telling me i MUST stop smoking, i MUST exercise more (sure with fibromyalgia that should be a lot of fun), MUST cut out ALL sugar (no). but the main one is stop smoking. ¬†that’s a no. ¬†not yet. i will when i’m ready. ¬†i’m not yet.



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