Diet and PCOS – new information

One of the nicest things about working from home is that I’ve been able to take time to study. I love to learn and I’ve been having such a great time exercising my brain with the tutoring lessons that I figured it would be nice to take some courses myself. I discovered Future Learn through…

The end of my 4th month

This last month has been kind of a rollercoaster ride in terms of life events. The business launched and while it’s not even approaching enough to live on yet, it is doing okay and I’m still very much enjoying making things. I’ve also taken up a side line of tutoring, which has been great. I’m…

My third month at home

I haven’t updated for a while, not because I’ve given up being open about what’s happening, but for more physical reasons, which I’ll explain in a moment. However, momentous and terrifying and exciting changes are happening and I couldn’t not post, so however long this takes to type (3 days), I’ll get it out there…

TFRK – cranberry sauce

One of my favourite things about Christmas food is cranberry sauce. I love the full, tart, rich, slightly bitter and fruity flavour of it and I’ve never been able to understand why people buy it premade because it’s so easy to make at home and so much nicer than the shop bought stuff. I also…

Starting week 3

It’s Sunday afternoon as I write this, sitting on the sofa in my pyjamas and swaddled in a fleece blanket, watching the Christmas lights twinkling and trying not to go out of my mind with boredom and frustration. Tomorrow will be the start of my third week at home and I’m right smack in the…

Day 5

So it’s day 5 since I called in and in all honesty, not much has changed. The tremor in my hands has almost completely subsided, although it’s worse in the evening still, when I’ve been cooking or trying to focus on something for longer than a few minutes at a time. The dizziness is the…

2 steps forward, 3 steps back

It’s day 3 of being at home and I’m still learning the extent of the damage I’ve done to myself and also the magnitude of my misconceptions. I really thought that I would notice immediate differences and the truth is that there are a few things that have improved over the last 2 days. I’d…

The strongest girl in the world

During an emotionally charged discussion about my health recently, I blurted out “but I’m one of the strongest women I know”. It wasn’t an idle boast. If I’ve learned anything from the last 7 years, it’s that there’s not much I can’t bounce back from with my trademark goofy smile and a cuddle, and we’ve…

Day 1 in the Teal Warrior House

One of the things I see quite often in the PCOS community is a feeling of being alone. We often check in with each other asking if this or that or the next thing is normal. It’s an illness that’s so belittled by the wider medical community at large that often the sometimes overwhelming and…