Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Same Old, Same Old

In the past eight weeks I have had three and a half periods.

For those of you without access to a uterus, that is a lot.

In March I had periods exactly two weeks apart. Then, I had 24 blissful days of non-period, and then what can only be described as a "whopper." I would say more, but you really don't want me to. Last week I had spotting EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It was nothing to write home about (if anyone actually writes those kids of letters), but just there.

I figured that my body was maybe resetting itself. After all, I've changed my diet, thought about exercising more, am taking more pills than Charlie Sheen, and paying a woman to stick needles into my face. Wouldn't all that be enough to make my cycle go a little screwy? I figured it would soon right itself and help me on my way to reproductive bliss.

How wrong I was.

Today I went to see my gynecologist, just to check in since I am making all these changes, and to talk about the weird periods. She decided to do a quick pelvic (again, not saying more), and discovered that my lady bits weren't making changes, but instead were making an ovarian cyst.

Yep, an ovarian cyst, just like all the previous ovarian cysts that led me to buying this book and making all these changes in the first place.

So, what do I do now?

I don't know.

I just don't know.

Part of me says try harder. Part of me says this is over.

Most of me wishes this was just wasn't so complicated.

Oh, and that I would stop having so many damn periods.


  1. This is crap. I'm so sorry. Have you always had these cysts? I wish you luck in figuring out your next strategy. :-(

  2. Oh argh!! No fair!

    Maybe it's a last ditch effort on the part of your body to try to prevent you from getting a roommate?

  3. Ok, I have never had this problem so kick me right in the teeth is this sounds inappropriate....but you have only been doing this a relatively short time. Look how fast the past 2 years have flown by. Your body has been fighting you for a loooong time. It might take you a bit more to whip it into shape????


  4. That is crap. I am so sorry Libby!

  5. What a jerky little ovary! It obviously didn't get all your healthy messages.

    Maybe you should have the acupucturist stick a needle in it, and show it who's boss?

  6. First of all, I'm pissed off at your ovaries. Secondly, you know the first thing I did when I read this was to go to the portion of the book on ovarian cysts. You've probably already read this, but on page 239, they say there is an herbal formula that reliably makes ovarian cysts go away in just one cycle. They list off all the herbs, and I guess you have to see an herbalist to get them. I'm sure that's exactly what you wanted to hear -- that there's another handful of pills they want you to take. But it might be worth a shot.

  7. grrr. i'm annoyed for you. though the herbs sound promising...

  8. This makes me so mad! I don't even know what to say. Should we make T-shirts that say "FU Ovaries!"

  9. I'm sorry to hear this! Hang in there!

  10. Ovarian cysts SUCK. (I know from experience, as I've had to have two surgically removed.)

    And Erin? There's a herbal remedy for those?! Wish I had known that was an option ...

    Of course, when you've got a hair-filled grapefruit hanging off your ovary, I'm not sure if herbs will kill it off. (Really. I've got pictures to prove it.)

  11. I'm sending your ovaries good vibes...