A few people might remember a post about me a little while ago; I planned to do a sponsored skydive in the name of PCOS, in order to set up a support group for the Cysters local to me.
I can happily tell you that my skydive was on the 30th of September, and I am still here to tell the tale, although a bit bruised!
Thanks to the generosity of those around me, £300 has been raised to spread awareness of this condition, and encourage young women to take note of symptoms early on. More than this though, my skydive gave me the courage to speak more openly about something that has changed my life over several years. Something that I kept secret from those closest to me, those I saw every day, even those I lived with.
I have realised that this stigma, this air of secrecy, is one that needs to be broken. Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 1 in 10 women, and still, many of us ‘go it alone’. I am so glad that I have shed the shame I forced myself to wear, and stepped out of the shadows. Who can understand our insecurities; our fears; our hopes and struggles, better than the women who are walking beside us?
Here’s my experience, captured on video 🙂
I have spoken with some wonderful women since beginning this charity and hope that many more will get involved, by contacting me on firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s with wonderful women like Sarah that we, together, can change the world for all women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
From PCOS to perfect health, with love,
Dr. Rebecca Harwin
The PCOS Expert
Bestselling Author, Chiropractor, Nutritionist