I mentioned last time how I’d gotten my period.
Of course I still have my period. It feels like I have every period I haven’t had over the past year rolled into one big ball, including cramps. I am in so much pain it’s not funny; painkillers aren’t helping! Heat isn’t helping!
Of course, I know that the best thing I could do is go and do some exercise. The last time I had the sniff of a period, I went and exercised and the cramps went away like magic. I know I should go and exercise.
But to be perfectly honest, at the rate I’m bleeding out and soaking through Super Plus Tampax (current rate: 1 per 2 hours or less) I don’t want to risk being in the middle of a workout when my tampon starts to lose absorbency.
Too much information, sure, but argh, this is the crap I deal with as a woman.
I was going to go swimming, but again, there’s the problem with leakage. I don’t want to be in the middle of the pool when I suddenly start looking like I’m trying to turn the 25m pool into a literal red sea.
And it would happen to me. That’s the kind of luck I have.
So I’m going to go to the gym tomorrow and wear a towel and a tampon – belt and braces, if you will – and hope that I can get through a workout without passing out from the pain. Hopefully, by Sunday, it’ll be mostly gone.
And hopefully, by this time next month, my body will be over this whole, “Oh, you didn’t have a period for a year? HAVE TWELVE AT ONCE!” bullshit it’s pulling.