This update is over a week late. Sorry for that but I’ve been busy trying to keep up with comments and making posts on the Forum. I’m definitely NOT complaining. It’s wonderful that everyone is posting questions, answers, thoughts, and funny moments.
So, how was my second period? Another question mark. I was a little nervous because I had to attend a funeral that Saturday. Last period, I stayed in the house and hovered near the bathroom. This time, I needed to be away from home for a few hours. Tense in the beginning. Sometimes, I revert back to the mindset of having to KNOW where the bathroom is located and a quick escape route. Once I realized that I wouldn’t just spontaneously hemorrhage all over the pew, I knew it would be okay.
Here is the timeline:
Friday, September 8, 2006: Cramping and spotting starting that morning. Bleeding became heavier as the day progressed but still not that much more than spotting. Ended up taking a total of four 200mg over-the-counter Motrin during the whole day.
Saturday, September 9, 2006: Cramps were less painful but the bleeding slightly heavier. Decided to wear the “tampon + pad” combo just to be on the safe side. No problems. Noticed one small clot but the bleeding I would still characterize as light. (I think my previous episodes before treatment of passing liver-sized clots and bleeding as though I had been cut in half with a chainsaw have now slightly screwed my perspective.) This was a two 200mg Motrin day.
Sunday, September 10, 2006: Cramps and bleeding early in the day. Both tapered off by that night. Only needed two 200mg Motrin on this day as well.
Today, I’m feeling well. Still have that weird swelling in the calf, ankle, and foot on my right side. Off and on. It goes down overnight and is fine the next day. It’s worse when I work out. Alas, the perfect excuse NOT to exercise. Sigh. So yeah, I’m good. I feel positive and I owe that to my support system including this site. Thanks for sharing what you share. I laugh, and cry, and feel quite human. This from someone who considers herself, at least, half Vulcan.
Thanks Aly Fibroids for giving me a nudge to get this update posted. Now back to the other 20 things on my list that I’m trying to post. 🙂
How are you feeling after your Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
I’m really starting to think my wiring is kind of screwed
Two weeks after my Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Gosh…my period turned out to be a question mark!
My condition one month post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization
UPDATE: My condition three months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization
UPDATE: My condition four months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization
UPDATE: My condition five months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization