January 22nd, 2008

Wish: A Happy Period

First of all, I’m thankful to be have the monthly visits from Aunt Flow. It means that my body is normal and it means that I can, God willing, have kids, should I choose to one day.

What I can’t stand is the sheer pain. I’ve had dysmenorrhoea for the longest time. In my teens I’d be taking days off school. Doctors and every woman I spoke to said that things will get better as I get older. Lies!

Now I take a day off work every month. One day, every month. 12 days a year. Just to sit. Literally. For 18 hours straight. In the same chair. Craughing* from time to time. Moving only to visit the toilet or to get a drink (no appetite for the day).

On the good side, these recurrent episodes of torture has caused me to develop an incredible tolerance to pain. My mum says that her labour pains were nothing spectacular compared to her period pains. I hope this holds true for me too.

Still I look forward to months where I no longer have to reschedule my timetable or refuse an invitation because I’m Sorry, I have to sit On my chair for 18 hours STRAIGHT today.

*Craughing(part sobbing cry, part hysterical laugh) is my coping mechanism to deal with extreme pain or stressful situations.

How bad do I want this?
I’d give up coffee for this. (Come to think of it, I have tried giving up coffee for this…)

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Wish: Wacom Tablet | Growing Happiness  at 7:52 am on February 4, 2008
You really need to get "Women's Moon Cycle" tea from Yogi Teas - You can order it through amazon.com. This tea is amazing! Honestly it changed my life. Sounds so stupid that a cup of tea can change your life but it did! Here is a link to the amazon webpage http://www.amazon.com/Yogi-Healing-Formula-Womans-16-Count/dp/B0009F3QLQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1207509932&sr=8-3
CDillhoff  at 2:26 pm on April 6, 2008
Really?! Thanks for the link!
Ginger M  at 1:47 am on April 11, 2008
I used to have this problem when I was younger, until a doctor prescribed me medicine against bowel cramps. It was amazing - that really helped me!
steenbok68  at 1:04 pm on April 27, 2008
[...] say that again – I HAVE CRAMP-FREE PERIODS. On my last two cycles, I didn’t suffer the debilitating stomach cramps I’ve associated with my monthly flow for the past 20 years or so. [...]
Wish Granted: A Cramp-Free Period | Growing Happiness  at 6:53 am on August 5, 2009

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