During week seven I had some pain on the Wednesday: the usual period pain but not nearly so strong. Unsurprisingly the next day I had a bit of spotting which left me in my usual panic – do I have a period or not. I decided to wait for another week in the hopes that my spotting would stop. My right ovary is very uncomfortable – it’s as if it’s stuck against something inside again.
Luckily the spotting and pain has stopped. Both ovaries are uncomfortable. It’s not all the time and not severe but when I feel it I can’t help but wonder.
Week eight has passed without incident. My bloating has abated; my PMT has nearly disappeared. I’m starting to wonder if those few days of discomfort during week seven was actually a “ghost period” and now I can get on with stretching my time between periods even longer. Who knows? I may stretch it to once every six months like the doctor at my colposcopy suggested!
Speaking of biopsies, I got my test results after the colposcopy. The biopsy came back negative. I have another follow up in September for another smear test. I’ll mention the ovarian pain again and get any reassurance I need for just two periods per year.
I will admit to being very tired. Last weekend and this weekend I’ve found myself needing a nap at least once or else fall asleep uncomfortably on the couch. Of course if I find the fatigue too much, I’ll give myself a period and see how things go from there.
Today is another Bank Holiday in England so Helios and I are watching movies and relaxing. Helios is ironing and I’m trying not to fall asleep on the couch again. My right shoulder is still sore. It’s been sore for a number of days – or even weeks. While over the counter painkillers and Deep Heat help, it’s never long before the pain comes back. Particularly beneath my shoulder blade has a number of painful knots. I’m debating going to the doctor or just getting a proper back, shoulder and neck massage to see what helps.