June 2, 2009

I hate my uterus

*Warning - whining ahead, and way too much personal info*

I just want to say right now, I hate my uterus. Okay, so on the whole, I think that the uterus is one of the most powerful, amazing organs in the body. No other organ can expand to the size of a watermelon and then shrink back down to the size of a small fruit, or house a growing fetus, contract strong enough to deliver a baby, etc. But right now, I hate mine. Yeah, yeah, it grew 3 babies, and delivered them, and really has behaved and doesn't give me more serious problems. I also have gone 26 months since my last period, thanks to my bcp and breastfeeding. But, Aunt Flow has returned...for the second time in 2 weeks. I woke up the morning of Husband's grandmother's funeral and found she returned. And then exactly 2 weeks later, she has come back to visit, yet again. If it were only that, it would be fine, but, oh no, she returned witha bad attitude: bad cramps, unbelievable bloating, mood swings and, quite honestly, heavier bleeding than I had before I had children. I was pretty lucky. My periods were pretty light, very little cramping, no bloating and I really didn't get too cranky. But, with each of the kids, they seem to be worse. Oh well. The timing really was impeccable because the last 2 shifts I worked were hell on earth, and that's when it all started. Nothing like finally being able to empty my bladder the size of a 2-liter of Coke only to find that, crap, not again so soon. But, those hell shifts are a post for another day. Right now, I'm wallowing in self-pity, I know it's ridiculous, but I'm gonna do it anyway. I hear my Lush bath and glass of wine calling me.

6 comments:

Taking Heart said...

Oh I hear you. I have the same problem and I asked one of the male OBs (bad idea) at work why my periods are so heavy after my last pregnancy... he told me I was getting old, and to lose wt. Grrrr. If looks could kill...

Anonymous said...

I have heard that Vitex will help this. It's apparently a nutritional supplement that helps even out the hormones. Haven't tried it, as I'm 3mos pp and enjoying the AF-less months immensely. Mother nature should have given us an off switch, huh? You know, turn the baby factory on when you want another kid, off when you're done. If only it were that easy! Love your blog.
-lpnmon

Jamie said...

Get mirena. No periods, take it out when you want another baby and you can conceive immediately. I took a vicodin before I had mine put in and felt just a very mild cramp. Now you'll bleed like crazy for a few weeks but then it just slowly goes away. And your cramps aren't nearly as bad if you are one of the unfortunate ones that keeps having periods.

womantowomancbe said...

Is it possible that it's just a nutrition or vitamin problem? After growing three kids, you may need a little extra TLC to get your body back to normal.

-Kathy

Susan Sene said...

My body wasn't able to get back on track with normal cycles until I got my body the right nutrition...did that through Reliv. Lemme know if you want any more info - be glad to help!

Anonymous said...

i am sorry but you really need to stop complaining. At least u didnt have an infection or any serious complications. God you should be glad you are still getting a period. How ungrateful and selfish do you want to be?