I've been meaning to write this blog for a while, even going so far as to have this page saved in my drafts since last year. However, it wasn't until recently when I had a breakthrough with my PCOS that I really started to put some thought into what I wanted to write. With so many people looking at me in a confused way when I speak about PCOS and the impact it has on me, it has always put me off going into real detail, but that is changing now.
To start with, I should probably explain what PCOS is. It stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, not to be confused with Polycystic Ovaries (PCO), which is a little bit different, although people do confuse the two quite a lot. PCO is experienced by around 25% of women, says my fertility specialist, and so it is classed as being fairly normal among those with ovaries.