September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer is the leader in cancers that kill women in the United States. Unfortunately the warning signs of Ovarian Cancer are pretty common in women so a lot of them miss it until it is to late. But there are a few things you can do to be more prepared and in the know! I found a website that I think you ladies should go check out. Go check out Ovations and read stories of survivors, see what the warning signs are and maybe even donate a $1 towards finding a cure!
Now a few of you might be wondering why have I pulled my support for this and not one of the other worthy causes that have come up lately. Well I have PCOS, which I have known I have had since I was roughly 16 ( I am 27 now). PCOS is the MOST COMMON female endocrine disorder effecting 5% to 10% of females. This is a genetic disorder and will unfortunately most likely be pasted to children when and if I can have them. Some cases are more severe than others and the most talked about side effect of PCOS is infertility, but this can be usually be fixed with medical help. PCOS is believed to be linked to insulin and be an intolerance to such. So unfortunately weight gain and problems controlling your weight can be an issue and ultimately may cause diabetes. PCOS can also if not monitored lead to Ovarian Cancer, which is why September to me is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
SO, as homage to all the brave ladies that fight Ovarian cancer as I sit here I started off September with the loudest most bright teal manicure I could do with the polishes I have. Which was cool as I had a few ladies at my work comment on them so I got to share why I had painted them that way:)
|This is Nicole by OPI Poised in Turqiouse|
|With one coat of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie|
|This was SUPER sparkly in RL|
|but of course it didn't want to photograph|
|This is more true to color|
|and you can see the sparkles a little better|
|little pieces of holographic goodness|
There you go ladies! Some teal for your eyes:) If you want to know any more about PCOS here is the wikipedia page. It is to the point and not to terribly dry of a read. I also wanted to mention that I was not sponsored or asked to do a write up by anyone. I don't even think Ovations know I exist. I just really believe in supporting this cause!
I will be back with a mom manicure later and some announcements!
Love you all and thanks for reading this long post!