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Full Moon My Foot

And now the whole reverse-PMS thing makes perfect sense. After all, normal women ovulate during the full moon, right? And today during the new moon I suffered through 6 hours of sharp cramping while my body kept me from forgetting … Continue reading

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What Pain?

It is not even a week later and I find myself confused by my last post. After all, this wasn’t a bad cycle. The pain was quite bearable. The mental/emotional havoc, now that is something! But the pain? Bah! I’ve … Continue reading

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The Pain

How to explain The Pain? I rarely write when I am actually in pain (not that I even could write during the worst of it). I suspect that most others may be like me as well. This means that only … Continue reading

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And then it sunk in. The sweet irony that if only I had started the pill a year ago I might be bleary eyed from being up all night with a sick child rather than from hormonal insomnia.

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Bye, Bye, CrMS

My last sessions with my FCP were via Skype and Josh begged out of the very last one. He ended up overhearing most of it (we have a 1-bedroom apartment), and joining in for the last part of the conversation … Continue reading

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Bathroom Floors, I Know You Well

This weekend I did not want to just lie in bed in pain. My brother was visiting and so while I did spend a fair amount of time lounging around I also felt the need to do some things. And that is … Continue reading

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Follow Up

Surprised by Pride. The good kind. Today I had my follow up appointment with Expert Surgeon. I left the office with a prescription for hormonal contraception and felt surprisingly–no, incredibly–pleased. It did not matter that there was still a huge … Continue reading

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Our Lady, Helper of Mothers (to be)

I confess, as much as I believe in science and working to make things happen… if I really wanted a baby I would head to Albuquerque rather than Omaha. We have had a smaller version of this icon in our church … Continue reading

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I had surgery yesterday and was incredibly pleased that Expert Surgeon found and removed endometriosis in precisely the spot where I have had the most pain in the past few years. Most interesting was the fact that that was the … Continue reading

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Mah Mind

One of the things that I really, really can’t explain to anyone–including myself–is the incredible burden of hormonal issues on my mind. It simply does not function properly. Slash that, I simply do not function properly. But how can I … Continue reading

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