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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Update on Me!

I'm currently doing some research on a new topic, ladies! I'm trying to gather as much information about the topic as well as find out specifics for PCOS related symptoms to bring to you in segments, so I do I hope you stay tuned!!!

I am also very sorry for the hiatus. The past few months have been a bit stressful.

In the beginning of February, I was experiencing extreme pain on my tailbone. I can't even begin to describe how awful it was... Even to laying down brought misery. I went to the ER because I honestly thought I broke my tailbone, I didn't know how I could have done that, but it was the only thing I could think of.

It turns out that I had a cyst and the best way to get rid of it (and prevent more from coming back) was to have surgery.

The one thing about surgery that bothers me the most is the helplessness during the recovery period.

My surgery was on St. Patty's Day and I spent a week at my mom's so she could take care of me. Even though the recovery pain is gone, I'm still not fully healed. The incision that was made was not stitched or glued close so it can heal from the inside out. I am beyond thankful for my mom taking care of me. I have a very weak stomach and could not for the life of me change out my dressing. For two weeks, I was not even tempted to look at it. Right now, it looks like a cut.

One thing I am truly amazed about is the surgeon that I had. The morning of my surgery, I'm waiting in the pre-op room. My mom was with me and said a little prayer. About thirty minutes later, my surgeon comes in to explain the entire procedure and answered any questions I had. Before he left, he looks at me and says, "If you don't mind, I would like to say a prayer for all of us here today."

It took everything in me to hold back the tears of joy and love. Nowadays, it's hard to be so bold about being a Christian without remarks. I praised and asked our Heavenly Father to bless my surgeon for having the courage to care for his patients not just medically, but spiritually.

God heard my surgeon's prayer and took away the worries that I had.

This recent surgery went better than I anticipated. The actually surgery and recovery, and I am thankful that I was able to take the time to relax from a very busy life.

I hope this brings encouragement to everyone to be courageous. Say a prayer with someone, for praise and guidance.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kristen's Diary: Dec 22, 2013


So, I got home from work and started changing out of my work pants. I pulled them off without having to unbutton or unzip them. I don't remember my pants being baggie when I bought them!!! So, I weighed myself. From the last time I was weighed to yesterday, I lost about twenty pounds!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Veggie Noodles with Stewed Tomatoes


This is a super easy recipe. It really isn't a recipe, more of a basic idea that is adjustable to you. Is there a word for that? If you read my last post, you saw that I have recently bought an awesome kitchen gadget though could solve almost all of my problems. ^_^

Here is the basic, adjustable idea:

A Kitchen Contraption for Healthier Eating Habits


Okay, ladies! About a week ago, I ordered one of these bad boys:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kristen's Diary: Dec 14, 2013

Hello lovely ladies!

It has been a week since I started taking ACV supplements. There hasn't been any big changes since I've started. I'm not bothered by that, seven days isn't enough to get my body adjusted to anything. =)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kristen's Diary: Dec 7, 2013


Hey ladies!

Kristen's Diary is the start of my life with PCOS. Through these post I plan to share almost everything. From supplements, medicines, and other treatments to how I feel. I hope through this new 'corner' that I can show many women that they are not along. Even though women go through PCOS differently, many women go through a lot of the same things.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Uncertainty.

I woke to a normal day for me. Nothing new, nothing different. Well, that has changed as of two hours ago.

I started getting lower back pain follwed by a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach. Based on past experience this could be one of two things: either I have a cyst or I am about to start my menstrual cycle.

I haven't had cyst in over a year and I have had a cycle since April 2010. The only thing that I have done differently lately is drinking a lot of teas. Not the regular tea but the healthy ones with a variety of things in it. Maybe that was a boost my body needed to start a cycle?

I have to leave for work in a few so I'm nit able to look up what could boost a cycle that is in those teas.

The fact that I don't know what may happen makes me worry. Time to pray for a peaceful mind and guidance!