Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Easter Refreshment

This Easter has been such a blessing to me. I have been able to take a much needed break from work - 5 whole days! I spent time with nearly all of my family, and also some one-on-one time with Murray. We went to Church on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and were blessed with catching up with friends we hadn't seen in a while.

My soul feels refreshed.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Myoinositol research

Part of the last hoorah effort is Myo-inositol. While there isn't definitive proof that it helps, the early research definitely shows it as a positive, and there is no down side to it.

I've included some information from different sources about what it does and how they think it helps.

Firstly, it actually used to be known as B6. Then the powers that be changed their definitions of what a vitamin actually is (something that the body does not naturally produce), and therefore as the body can produce inositol, it was removed from that list.

PCOS Diva has a really good post on Myo-inositol which is worth reading.

Effects of myo-inositol supplementation on oocyte's quality in PCOS patients: a double blind trial.
This trial showed that the number of eggs and then embryos transferred was increased when myo-inositol was taken.

Myo-Inositol in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - Supplement acts as a natural insulin sensitizer in PCOS patients
It acts as an insulin-sensitizing agent - perfect for PCOS patients who have insulin resistance like me

For me it is worth a shot. It was $28 a bottle which will last for a month. Fingers crossed it makes a difference.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Family weekend

I went to my Oma's funeral on Friday. While of course it was sad, it ended up being a really lovely weekend with the extended family. The service was beautiful, I caught up with my aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as my Dad and brother, and we got to see a lot of the places that either my Oma and Opa lived, or where my Dad spent time when he was younger.There was also a lot of looking at old photos and sharing memories.