Despite the fact that I have a number of chronic illnesses, I am determined to lead a “normal” life. Since you can’t have normality without family, friends, the odd strong opinion and laughter, I try to write as much about that as my numerous symptoms.
I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, Insulin Resistance, and Polycystic Ovaries in 2005. I have problems with lichen planus which flares when I get upset or stressed. In March 2012 I was diagnosed with Fibroids. By this time I had more than enough with my gynaecology problems and I had a hysterectomy in August 2012.
I call my husband Helios, god of the sun because he always brightens the room when he walks in. Apollo (god of healing as well as the sun) is my step-son. I call my step-daughter Maia not because she was born in May (She was a March baby.) but because is the goddess of spring and rebirth – she makes the flowers grow.