Who am I?

My name is Mama Mad (only not really, obviously that’s a pen name, that I rather prematurely ‘penned’ before I got married – good job my surname is actually Maddocks now!)

I am 26 years old (or young, as some people constantly remind me!) and I am on a journey (aren’t we all?!)

A little bit about my journey:

In April 2016 I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. (PCOS)

“Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.”

After the best part of 18 months spent begging my GP to refer me to a Specialist, I saw the lovely Dr Busby at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Cheshire.

Dr Busby spent an hour listening to me list my symptoms and history, then examined me, leaving no stone unturned, and surmised I actually have a condition called ‘endometriosis’.

“Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the womb and causing pelvic pain, especially associated with menstruation.”

In June 2016 I had surgery to remove the endometriosis.

By April 2017 my symptoms had returned, along with the chronic pain I’d experienced for most of my teenage/adult life. I was left with a choice: more surgery to help with this pain but potentially cause more ‘damage’ to important organs such as my ovaries, or be referred to a fertility specialist to start the process of IVF.

By some miracle, we managed to conceive naturally at the end of 2017.

Before becoming pregnant with our miracle baby, due in May 2018, my husband and I tried to conceive for 3 years. Throughout this time we suffered miscarriages and chemical pregnancies, not to mention heaps of emotional turmoil.

I am so ready to be a Mum, and we are so ready to be parents!

Thanks for stopping by, or continuing to stop by if you have followed my journey from the beginning!

 

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