Ladies & Gentleman,
My period has arrived. And it only took 151 days! This is not exactly what I had envisioned happening when I went into my previous cycle with the RE back in February. It has played out very differently indeed.
I have my OB to thank, for the Provera & also for the encouragement and kind words. Dealing with a doctor & “nurse” staff who are less than compassionate for a year almost made me forget that there are some kind hearted caregivers out there.
I really can’t express how much of a relief it is to be back on track again. I have been living in this bizarre limbo for months now. It was discouraging me, big time. For anyone who has had an ectopic pregnancy & received the Methotrexate shots, was your cycle wacky for months? Looking back, I just wish the doctor would have told me what to expect, instead of me having to guess & asking other friends about their experiences.
I had been told by my OB/GYN that this AF (period) would be a little rough. I told him I wasn’t too worried about it, seeing as I’ve been through some nasty shit in the last 4 years. And I am happy to announce it has not been bad in the slightest! Today, I was on a long walk with my friend (and it was hot outside) and at the end I did get some sudden, harsh cramps. As soon as I got home, sat down and hydrated, everything was dandy.
One big change I did make was trying cloth pads. Weird, nasty, gross, whatever. In my ongoing quest for a more eco-friendly life, I had been reading a lot of information about the chemicals (dioxins, bleach, fragrances) regular pads and tampons contain. So I decided whenever this AF finally arrived, I would try cloth pads exclusively. (I had used them here & there in the past) Luckily, I can sew so making my own was no issue. Many women who made the switch report that their menstrual cramps have decreased tremendously & many had a lighter flow. (I hate the word “flow”)
As for me? So far, so good. And mentally I feel a lot better knowing I’m not cramming toxic waste up my J. My reproductive system has enough issues on its own, without me adding to it 🙂
So here’s to a fresh cycle!