Blogging all over the world… :)

Well today I have been buzzing! I haven’t had much opportunity to seriously consider the challenge i am about to face (excuse the pun) due to reading surprising stats information on my blog. I learnt my blog got 8 views yesterday compared with 118 views today and has gone global! Thank you to the visitors reading this in Portugal, France and America. I never expected this and am feeling truly overwhelmed with joy that my actions may support others living with PCOS around the globe. 🙂

Right back to the challenge that is now only 26 hrs and 20 minutes away! (think i got the maths right this time as i had assistance from my OH)  Today i have found the stubble on my chin and neck REALLY frustrating. I believe shaving daily (which I do once in the morning and once in the evening) combined with the summer heat makes for dry skin which is then itchy and unsightly. It is VERY hard not to tweezer these hairs away. Over the last 4 years of attending medical conferences on PCOS organised by the national charity Verity, I have learnt using tweezers to remove hair is a bad choice. Pulling hairs out in this manner stimulates regrowth which means you can get multiple hairs growing from the same follicle when they return. Regrowth is not something i wish to encourage, although having said this now i am pursuing the face and body hair challenge i have had thoughts to go against my usual avoidance of this method to attempt to get the best growth i can. Is this mad?! Whilst walking to my local shop tonight I was thinking about the positives to my physical appearance through growing my face and body hair. I will be saving time getting ready, my skin may be more supple as there will be less irritation towards it, and i could even charge anyone who wants to stroke it! Yes i know I’m mad but life is so short and precious no positive behaviour designed to help others should ever be seen as madness. 🙂

I am not naive. I understand there will be and are people in the world who are ignorant, choose not to understand or educate themselves and who will probably class me as freakish for even attempting this hairy challenge but these people don’t matter to me. The people who matter to me are the ones who are supporting me through this difficult challenge and will be there long after the challenge has been completed. If i can provide support to just 1 lady living with PCOS and in particular a lady living with the excess hair symptom like myself then it will have been worthwhile putting myself out of my comfort zone. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger! 🙂

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