Thursday, September 3, 2009

Not so happy period...

Aunt Flo has paid me plenty of visits over the years but none so horrible as the past two days. She and I have had problems from way back, even before I had my own kids so it should be no surprise that once I had kids things continued to get worse.

She has made me sick...and my anemia is only getting worse. I am pale, weak and so very tired. I hate to move, knowing that any sudden movement will bring on a dizzy spell, a very bad cramp, or severe nausea. Not to mention that I would be sure to ruin a towel or clothing in the process.

I called the doctor today, and accepted the inevitable. My Nova Sure surgery is definitely in the cards as soon as possible. I see him for a consult on the 14th-I didn't want to have surgery during work but during my layoff things weren't as bad since the Depo shot I had was still wearing off. And that didn't help either, with my first Depo shot I bled for 3 straight months, had 3 off, and then started again, light but getting heavier each month until now where Aunt Flo has definitely begun to control my life again. So surgery it is, but I am told that this is a quick procedure and I should be well enough to work the next day or so. It's either that or take a couple days off every month, which I don't want to do.

I have to chuckle when I see the Have a Happy Period slogan from Always... I mean, it had to have been written by a man. Who has never HAD a period. Or raging hormones. Or ruined a perfectly good pair of pants because the stains just don't come out. Believe me, when my daughter gets to be that age she already knows there is nothing "happy" about it from watching what I go through every month. She is already dreading it. My teen son walked into the bathroom before I got a chance to clean up one month... he promptly told me it looked like a murder scene in there and that I had traumatized him for life. Now he makes sure I've had time to clean things up before he rushes in to the bathroom.

Now I am heading back to bed to lie down...on top of the several towels I have ready just in case. But first, it's time for another iron pill, sigh...

4 comments:

Penelope said...

Hope you get well soon...so sorry :(

Penelope said...

(and congrats on your new grandson!!!)

Anne said...

Hi there! I have to say that at the age of 42, after having started visits from Aunt Flo at age 11, I just this WEEK discovered the miracle of using Hydrogen Peroxide to remove blood stains. I got a metal bowl out, put the appropriate section of the sheet into the bowl, poured some hydrogen peroxide on top, and let it soak for a while. Miracle! And it didn't lift the color from the sheet I tried this little science experiment on, either. Good luck with your surgery! :-)

Karine said...

I recently suffered from similar problems from my "A. Flo", as you call it. (funny!) Fibroid Tumors. Yuck. I hope you are taking iron pills. That will help the dizzy part. Good luck!

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