False Alarm. Please return to your seats.

18 Oct

So of course, after a day filled with “Holy shit, what’s wrong with my body” Aunt Flo returned to the scene of the crime.

But something is weird. I am NEVER late. While I don’t track to exact days, I know by feel when it’s time. And it was time. It’s like in The Red Tent when they talk about a hot womb. I can feel when it’s time to shed.

And to answer a comment on the other post, sadly I wouldn’t be excited about being pregnant. It would end in termination. I would not be able to survive another pregnancy, not after Rosalyn. I’ve never experienced being excited about being pregnant-I’ve always wondered what that would be like. My own pregnancies were filled with many emotions-excitement generally wasn’t part of it.

It might be the lithium, although I haven’t found any literature supporting any links. It might be stress, since I’ve been kinda stressed out over the last little while. Could be age-could be anything.

I just thought I’d be past the worries. Guess not huh?

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9 Responses to “False Alarm. Please return to your seats.”

  1. Jen October 18, 2007 at 8:27 am #

    I’m so relieved for you. The last thing you need right now is something else to stress you out. I hate those ‘my body betrays me’ patches with a vengeance–it must be triply hard with BPD 😦

  2. Hannah October 18, 2007 at 9:04 am #

    Lordy, I missed yesterday’s post somehow, you must have been shitting puppies. Never have I been so relieved to hear that someone wasn’t pregnant. Poor Dora. Stupid Aunt Flo.

  3. Cori October 18, 2007 at 9:08 am #

    Breathing a sigh of relief for you!

  4. Mogo October 18, 2007 at 9:54 am #

    told ya so 😛

  5. radical mama October 18, 2007 at 10:08 am #

    I am so glad for you, thor. I’m glad you didn’t have to freak out for too long. Do you really think a few days late is something to worry over? Even if there is no proven link, you DID change medication and that very well could be disrupting a few things in your body. If your period becomes irregular every month for the next few, then I would start to worry. Just mho. 🙂

  6. thordora October 18, 2007 at 10:10 am #

    You could launch ships on the timeliness of my periods usually. THAT is why I worried. If I was used to things being out of wack, then I wouldn’t.

    But yeah, I know. I worry too much.

  7. bine October 18, 2007 at 10:58 am #

    phew! strange about the lithium, though. i read a whole lot about the side-effects of lithium yesterday and couldn’t find anything even remotely connected to menstrual cycle problems. good this is resolved!

  8. Gabriel... October 18, 2007 at 1:22 pm #

    Don’t rely too much on the literature, keep in mind most medical studies don’t look too deeply into the female body. They just started, for example, doing research on how heart medications work on women a few years ago. Most medications are just handed to women in lower doses, based on their effects in men. I’ve never heard of it as a side effect either, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Lithium messed with your cycle… it’s a salt and if you’re shovelling handfuls of salt into your body it seems like a reasonable side effect.

    hey… that’s a great tagline you’re got on your new header.

  9. nell October 18, 2007 at 4:32 pm #

    Whew. Glad everything’s okay.

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