The diagnosis and the doctor

Hi out there in blog land. It’s been a long year so far. Let’s recap:

1. We moved from Tampa, Fl back home to Annapolis, Md

2. We both started new jobs

3. I was diagnosed with posterior tibial tendonitis.

4. We bought a house and moved.

5. I was diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS

To say I’ve had a rough 7 months would be putting it mildly. However, I am glad to finally have the PCOS diagnosis. I have been fighting with doctors for about 6+ years telling them I don’t feel well and being told a lot to just “diet and exercise”.

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I thought that was insulting. The constant “diet and exercise” diatribe was getting old. Or so I thought.

I pushed my PCP for an MRI because my foot was still hurting when I tried to run and I was right. The MRI confirmed a small tear and inflammation. So off to the orthopedic I went. And do you know what he told me??

Someone like you should never run again

Someone like me? What does that mean? A woman? Someone with bad arches or flat feet? Someone that overpronates? Or someone that is overweight?

Shocker, it was my weight! And that was that. I had a little time to wallow and then I said F You! I went to the running store. Found a comfy new pair of stability hokas and will be starting slowly and working with a PT. (Who by the way said the doc was wrong).

I’m so tired of this crap. I’m telling this part to both share and hold myself accountable. I need to get stronger. I need to lose the weight. I need to show PCOS where it can go! My journey to health starts today!

Anyone else out there struggling with this crap also??

TL;DR? – PCOS sucks, injuries suck, (some) doctors suck!

#goals #pcos #running #weightloss