Saturday, May 1, 2010

Who da thunk it?

I got a period. As in PCOS-and-nursing-got-a-period. It was quite a surprising development. About a month ago I started having a lot of pain in my lower abdomen. It felt an awful lot like when I had ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome so I was obviously a little freaked out. Was I ovulating? And if so, was I somehow breaking my body in the process? It really hurt! There was a point when I tried to lie down on one side and I couldn't. After 4 or 5 days, I called my midwife and, given my history, she sent me to get a pelvic ultrasound. Well, the radiology place couldn't fit me in until the following week and by then the pain had mostly subsided but I went anyway, still concerned that something might be broken. I checked out okay and then a few days later, I got a period. Bizarre, I know.

And in complete and utter inconvenience, I was out of town when it happened, had just arrived at my brother in law's house, could not drive myself to the store for supplies since we took my husband's car which is a stick and I only know how to drive an automatic. So I had to go ask my brother in law if his wife had anything I could use. It was great.

"Hey, I know I haven't seen you in months but could we awkwardly discuss tampons? That'd be super."

Still, score one for the girl with PCOS...she ovulated!


SweetSpikette said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry for the pain & inconvenience. Still, this made me giggle. I wonder when it'll happen to me. I'm in the same boat.

BTW, I ,<3 that you stop by my blog occasionally. I can't believe we've both come this far.

And one more thing...not to be totally creepy, but I noticed the other day that you're in NJ. Did you know I am too?

Allison said...

I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were doing. I didn't know it before, but I am finding out now after looking into it that it is pretty common for people with PCOS to ovulate on their own within a year after giving birth, even while nursing. That's what happened to me and after not ovulating on my own in 10 years or so, I got pregnant the first time I did after giving birth, before even having a period. I never would've thought it.