Before reading, please take a careful look at the last word in my Title, because that is what this is about...
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If yes, proceed with caution.
So here goes.. I don't have a normal 'one'... which has never bothered me, I mean who would be bothered by only having 2 to 3 of 'those weeks' per year, instead of having 12 of them? Plus you can really save alot of money when a box of P's or T's last a whole year! It's like getting a haircut and not having to buy as much shampoo - well not quite the same, but you get the drift.
However, when I was at the doc for my 'annual' well not really annual for me, as I haven't went since I had Adrianne.. but anyway, after much poking and prodding - which I still don't understand why I have to pay someone to do those torcherous things to my innards - the doc said that I should take something to force my body to have a 'cycle'. I looked at her and said, "Well I produced two kids just fine, with or without regularity. So I would say that things are working just fine in there." Or so it would seem. So I explained to her that the docs don't give you a B/C prescription unless you have an 'annual' so I have not been on B/C since Adrianne. Of course, she gave me a look of pure shock and countered with, "So if you get pregnant, that is okay with you?" I just rolled my eyes, saying, "It's been five years, and on top of that I GOT pregnant with Adrianne when I was on the pill!" I don't think she liked my answer. In my mind it's harder to 'plan' the perfect flower filled pregnancy, why not just let it happen when it happens? I know others don't share that thought, but after having two unexpected little darlings that I love dearly, I just don't think it would 'ruin' me to have another unexpected snotty-nosed delight drop into my world.
But then the doc explained to me that if the body does not rid itself of these 'toxins' then it could be a pre-curser for cancer... I'm not sure about the 'fact' of that, but I caved anyway. And after going through the poking and prodding I guess I might as well take one more pill (along with my others).
Only now four weeks into it... and I am beginning to think I might have made the wrong choice. The cramps and chocolate cravings, irritability and bloated-ness, are really not putting me in a happy place. Twelve of these.... one down, 11 more to go.
But I'm supposed to be looking at the 'brighter' side of things! So here is the bright side: I will not have another doctor look at me with shock, confusion, and disbelief; when I state that it's been nine months since my last cycle.. Bonus :)
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
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