to bleed to death from your vagina? If so, I must be halfway there.
Yep, I'm having yet another period. I think I'm well on my way to winning the contest for the woman who spends the most days on her period. This is my third period since February 26 (UGH!) and my frequent blood-loss may be one reason why I feel so exhausted and wiped out all the time. Okay, okay, I felt that way anyhow, but the frequent periods can't possibly help to improve my energy levels.
I might be able to tolerate the frequency (even though that isn't good for fertility), but the quantity of blood-loss is negatively impacting my life. I can't use my Diva Cup because there is so much, uh, wetness gushing around up there that I can't get it to form a seal. So I've been forced to use pads.
How many pads do I use? I soak through a heavy-duty postpartum pad within an hour if I'm moving around or I can maybe go for two hours if I'm just sitting still. And it's not just the ridiculously heavy flow that's bothersome, but the clots are starting to freak me the heck out. They aren't like the size of golf balls or anything, but more like the size of a "shooter" marble. My periods have sucked for years, but this is a new development and it's pretty disturbing.
I know that the first few cycles after a pregnancy can be wonky, but this is ridiculous. I loathe going to the doctor unless absolutely necessary and I'd rather not be seen in this condition, but I just contacted my doctor because I can't even have a normal life. I'm being held hostage by my menstrual cycle. . .I don't think it's a good idea to negotiate with terrorists, but I'll gladly pay the ransom to get my life back!