Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No Wonder I Switched!

Blah, blah, blah. . .you've been warned that this is about my period so do yourself a favor and stop reading if you aren't interested.

I consulted my special notes the other day and I realized that I have had twelve periods this year.  Twelve!  And I had a couple of very long, hope-building & dashing, cycles this year!  I can't believe that November isn't even over yet and I've already had twelve periods for the year. 

I'm dumbfounded further that my doctor didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with this schedule.  Somehow I have to believe that he would think it was highly disturbing  if he suddenly began bleeding out of his privates every 20 days or so, but he isn't ham-handed so I guess that I'm willing to put up with his dismissive attitude.

More depressing than the knowledge that I've had twelve periods in less than eleven full months is the realization that I will likely have two more periods before the year is over.  Of course, this is assuming that my body doesn't suddenly start flowing like an average woman.  I'm also assuming at this point that I won't end the year with a bun in my oven.

I did the math and discovered that I would have spent around $100 on disposable products if I hadn't gone the reusable route earlier this year.  One hundred dollars for something that would just end up in the garbage. . .no wonder I made the switch to reusable products!


  1. Heather,let me preface this statement by saying that I know it won't make you feel better, but it's sincere and worth a try. Okay, here goes: Rejoice in the fact that you will not taint your next (and there will be) glorious pregnancy, by having it begin in this God forsaken year! Sit back and wait to kick this year's ass out the door. And, then.....receive your amazing new year, and amazing new pregnancy! I will claim it for you until you are able to claim it for yourself, my friend. So it shall be!

  2. Thanks Megan! It doesn't make me feel better, but it also doesn't make me feel worse. I've often thought that I'm thankful my baby prayers weren't answered this year. . .I couldn't possibly imagine going through all the painful stuff that happened this year while pregnant or with a newborn.