This entry will be a bit on the graphic side – for which I apologise in advance. The first day of my last period was 27th August. I have managed to keep the menses at bay by taking my birth control religiously. Well, I say I have kept the menses at bay but I have had a bit of spotting and bleeding for the past couple of weeks – the longer I’ve waited to have my period the more bleeding I’ve had. Each day I’ve had a bit of bleeding I also had a lot of pain. Between my bruising and my body trying to have a period, I have struggled with pain!
I finally relented and stopped taking my birth control on 23rd and I am sorry to say that the pain has been unbearable. I am taking the mefenamic acid and paracetamol for the pain. I’m taking Tranexamic Acid in order to keep from “flooding” as instructed by my surgeon. She seemed concerned that I would exhibit that symptom. I don’t expect she’ll like my bleeding between periods either… I don’t have a date in the diary for my upcoming surgery just yet but am hoping that it will be sooner rather than later.
In the meantime Helios and I are spending our usual Christmas together. We don’t visit his family because his parents now live in a flat and don’t have the room to keep us. So on top of a 4 hour drive, Helios and I would have to stay in a hotel – an expense that we can hardly justify. We usually organise to see them in the New Year. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to see Apollo too!
I am delighted to say we’ve had a quiet and relaxing Christmas. I have had some extra time in bed due to pain but Helios has been very good about giving me everything I need. I had plenty of help in the kitchen and he’s made a couple of hot water bottles to help with the pain. I hope Helios understands that even though I haven’t been wearing my Christmas smile today, I am delighted that he and I are spending this time together.
Wishing you peace and pain-free days,