I’m going to share something I never thought I’d share here. Where my family and friends read. Oops. Oh well. But it’s my blog.
My periods are awful. Oh, excuse me, my menstrual cycle. (Try to spell that without spellcheck!) They’re so heavy I can’t leave the house for two or three days. You’d think I was dying.
Luckily for me (I think), my period is always pretty regular. So I know when it’s coming. But I also know when it’s coming so I get to stew about it messing up plans.
I usually give myself a year to get back to normal after having a baby. I went on the Medifast diet last year too and that really screwed up my cycle, so I gave myself extra time. Well time is up. I’m sick of this.
I planned to go see my doctor, but things kept getting in the way and I didn’t call. And then I realized that this time-of-the-month was going to coincide with a preplanned summer event. I called my doctor and she prescribed birth control pills for me in hopes that it might help. I don’t react well to hormones but I figured I’d be okay taking them for about a month.
I started taking them a week ago and dealt with nausea, dizziness, insomnia. But when I started getting migraines, I threw them out. And then I bawled my eyes out because our weekend would have to be cancelled. (Apparently the hormones make me a raging hormonal crazy woman too.)
I called my doctor and they booked me for an appointment next week.
I plan to ask about an ablation. Or more specifically the NovaSure procedure. Essentially it destroys the lining of the uterus making periods either non-existent or much, much lighter. It also renders the patient infertile. I have a feeling that when I mention that I have four kids and my husband’s been snipped, that will cease to be an issue.
But that still won’t help me with this month.
Being a woman stinks sometimes.
Read My Complete Hysterectomy Story here:
- Girl Talk in Too Much Detail
- Hysterectomy at Age 30?
- A Surgery Date – Hysterectomy
- I’m Afraid
- Two Days
- Home and Resting
- On the Mend
- My Story: Hysterectomy at Age 29
- 7 Weeks Post Hysterectomy
- 6 Months Later…After My Hysterectomy
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