Back to school @ 30?!

What a long absence it has been from this lovely space.. ! I’ve missed you. There have been a lot of things going on around here. A lot of peaks and valleys and many changes that I never expected to happen in my life. God does have his ways of turning your life around a…

When was the last time you slept well?

When you become a new parent, there is one thing you become obsessed with: sleep. You see, newborns come with their own ideas of what is day and night. As they get older, these patterns change umpteen times. There is really no predicting whether your child will sleep on a particular day or night at…

Products I use to Cope with PCOS Symptoms

Awesome comprehensive list for every woman and any woman suffering from PCOS! I’ve mentioned about a million times since I started The Cyster Story, that PCOS and its quirks are no joke. It pretty much raises hell on every aspect of your being, and certainly not in a good way. My symptoms have always made…

Have you kept your resolutions so far?

It is already day 16 of January 2018. Wow, time really does fly. I’m a little bit disappointed with myself as I write this. I haven’t kept my new year’s resolutions for this year so far. What were they? Well, for one, I had resolved to start taking better care of myself. Take my vitamins,…

5 ways to manage Christmas with a newborn

I’m feeling quite nostalgic this time of the year, reminiscing about how tiny my baby was last Christmas.  Its an oft repeated cliche, but it really  knocks you off your feet, how fast they grow! My son was just 6 weeks old last Christmas. I was sleep deprived, emotional, moody and angry at the world….

Hello, acne.

Acne was one of the PCOS symptoms I thought I lucked out with. My skin has been fairly clear over the years, probably thanks to hereditary dry skin. However in the past few weeks, I have been getting a few stray pimples here and there. Currently I have one on my forehead, one on my…

Surprise surprise..

Does PCOS improve after a pregnancy and delivery? From what I had heard and read.. no, not really. But I got my second post partum period after 43 days. This is really good given my menstrual history and I am pleasantly surprised. People who get regular visits from Aunt Flow must think I’m crazy to…

Who was I? Who am I? What will I become?

I had a dream last night about my past. It wasn’t anything very intense, but I remember the emotions that came with it. I woke up and opened my eyes to my present life, my son sleeping soundly next to me. I was confused. Was I really that person once upon a time? I thought…

My first postpartum period. Also, I’m back!

Just like many women with PCOS, I have very low expectations from my periods. Fact is, I really haven’t had many natural menstrual cycles in my life. So I was pleasantly surprised when Aunt Flow arrived on her own without coaxing her with medicines at nearly 11 months post partum. I didn’t even have any…

The anxiety of living with PCOS

PCOS is a tricky syndrome to live with. It preys on your mind even when you aren’t thinking about it from day to day, and it makes you worry. When I was first diagnosed, I wasn’t that concerned, because the way the gynaecologist put it to me was that it was a very common and…

Postpartum with PCOS

What happens to your PCOS after you have a baby? I’ve been wondering about this and doing a little research on it for awhile now. From what I have read, it seems to vary widely from one woman to the next. I will share a few of the things I have noticed personally during this…

I’m going bald!

It is one of the greatest ironies of living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome that I can grow a glorious moustache and stubble, yet the hair on my head barely covers my scalp. I have always had fine hair, partly due to genetics. There have been times when it has gotten worse due to hard water,…