To The Beautiful Shoes: Chronic Pain and Identity

To The Beautiful Shoes: Chronic Pain and Identity

I recently saw a facebook post asking the question…

Do women identify with their high heel shoes? The answer for me was a resounding yes. I wrote this blog about my shoes, identity and chronic pain a while ago, but never published it for fear of it being seen as trivial. However the Facebook post got me thinking about my experience with chronic pain. I have lived with Chronic Pain for the last 15 years. In my experience, pain is a complicated thing, as it affects not only your physical body, it also challenges you emotionally as well. It is very easy to feel as though you become your pain, you begin to feel, although the pain is who you are. You start to identify with the pain, you start to feel as though the pain is robbing  you of your identity. I would like to share one such experience.

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How I Healed My Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally

How I Healed My Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a complex female endocrine disorder that affects between 5% and 10% of women. PCOS is on the rise, and is the most common cause of infertility, but in my experience it is still largely misunderstood by many health care professionals.

There are a wide variety of symptoms, and women with this condition may suffer with all or just some of them. The name “polycystic ovary syndrome” is misleading because you can have PCOS with or without ovarian cysts, and if you do have ovarian cysts, it does not necessarily mean that you have PCOS. The cysts associated with PCOS are actually eggs that do not get released from the ovary because of abnormal hormone levels. When viewed on an ultrasound scan, the unreleased eggs look like a string of pearls sitting on the ovary.

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