Ever wonder what PCOS means?
Through yesterday’s event, the 1st automated election in the Philippines, the PCOS (Precinct Count Optical Scan) machines have gained so much popularity among voters and @PCOSmachine Twitter fanatics.
Am I bothered? A bit…not because of infertility but of cancer, diabetes, cardiac arrest, stroke, and among other ugly transformations such as excessive hair growth (fortunately, I don’t have that much hair), weight gain (which I’ve been trying to normalize for the past decade) and skin discolorations.
I haven’t told my family yet as I plan to ask (again) for a 2nd opinion and perhaps, I’ll break the news on my birthday. They should know as PCOS appears to be hereditary and most probably, I got it from my grandmother, who died of cancer of the uterus.
Oh well, another pooh adventure of laboratory tests and excessive radiation exposure at my favorite playground–Makati Medical Center…(sigh)