Tough Girls Wear Teal: A Decade-Long Journey with PCOS

Tough Girls Wear Teal: A Decade-Long Journey with PCOS

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Ren Ellis By WriterRenEllis Updated Sep 23, 2017

IT CAME. SHE FOUGHT. IT DID NOT WIN. Starting with a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at the age of fourteen, I struggled through several years of chronic pain, underwent a hysterectomy at the age of 21, and worked for several more years to restore my physical, mental, and emotional health. This series of short personal essays takes the reader through my journey with PCOS as I slowly worked toward a pain-free life. 
      
10% of all women are impacted by PCOS, but the condition continues to be underrepresented in areas of medical and public education and awareness. September is #PCOSAwareness month when tough girls proudly wear the teal #PCOS #Awareness ribbon. As more women speak up and speak out, they offer hope to others for healing, understanding, and a brighter future.

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Marihone_ Marihone_ Oct 26, 2017
My grandmother said something about their rudeness too. Said its even worse when you speak no French.
baemin_swaegums baemin_swaegums Sep 29, 2017
TEAL IS MY FAVE COLOR AND NOW THAT I FOUND OUT IT HAS A PURPOSE IT JUST MADE ME LOVE IT MOREEEE
heavenly_angell heavenly_angell Oct 13, 2017
I was diagnosed with PCOS 3 years back..I never really took it seriously
                              And now I think that I should.
                              Thank you so much!
ladycielphantomhive ladycielphantomhive Sep 27, 2017
I can't believe I didn't even know that there was a PCOS month and ribbon. Thanks :)
RueLunam43 RueLunam43 Sep 29, 2017
HOW IS THIS NOT POPULAR WITH TONS OF VOTES 
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                              I DEMAND TO SEE HQ
                              THIS BOOK IS TOO GOOD TO BE DISMISSED
bookbugbro bookbugbro Oct 02, 2017
this is incredibly amazing and brave <3 my grandma has ovarian cancer, and has for the past few years, but it’s not curable. it’s so awesome of you to share your stories and experiences with others, wow, just wow ☺️