My PCOS Journey Continues….procrastination has been and continues to be a hurdle for me when it comes to consistently practicing extreme self-care for my PCOS and hypothyroid conditions.
This time last year I was moving out of the state of Arizona and to California. There were so many things that needed to be done and not enough time in the day to do them. We had less than twenty days to pack and relocate. I managed to schedule an appointment with my endocrinologists’ office before moving to ensure I had my prescriptions up to date so that I could avoid having to deal with that during the moving process.
Once my family and I were finally settled I needed to connect with a new team of physicians that would support me in navigating both PCOS and hypothyroidism. This included finding a new gynecologist, endocrinologist, and primary care physician. I signed my family up for health insurance which due to the recent health care reform changes took almost a month to set up and my only option was HMO when previously I was under a PPO plan. I had every intention of establishing my continued health care plan but unpacking, finding a job, and exploring our new home city slowly but surely pushed my finding a doctor priority back until I found myself out of my medication for three months.
I was not myself, I could feel the fog creeping over me and everything in my life was negatively affected. I was disappointed in myself for putting what I needed on the back burner of life. I finally made the call to set up an appointment with my primary doctor at the end of January. She sent me off to get my blood work up completed and provided me referrals to a Gynecologist and Endocrinologist. This meant having to schedule additional appointments and more time. It took 3 months until my endocrinologist was available for a new patient consult. My only option was to schedule the appointment and put myself on cancellation stand by notice if something came up sooner which did not.
This brings us to last week when I had my first appointment with my new endocrinologist doctor. He completed my evaluation, wrote up my prescriptions, and gave me an order for new blood work. Our focus will be on the endocrine and metabolic aspects of PCOS and Hypothyroidism. I am glad that I am getting back on track again but hate that I allowed procrastination to set me back. This experience has reminded me that I am a PCOS Boss and I will move forward with a renewed focus on practicing extreme self-care, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and making my well-being a priority.