Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Healthy Sign

This may be TMI but too bad because I'm so excited: I got my period! It started yesterday morning after I left R's office. The cramps suck, but I don't even care because I'm just thrilled to feel my body working again. I was positively giddy when I paid for my tampons and Midol at Walgreens this morning. In high school, I used to find buying that stuff mortifying, but today I wanted to tell everyone in line.

I guess I didn't realize how much it bothered me to go so long without a period, but now I'm acknowledging how shitty it is to have that constant reminder of being sick and broken. Suddenly, I'm feeling extremely protective of my body and grateful that it seems to have forgiven me a little bit for all my abuse.

You guys, it's gonna be a good year, I can already tell! Here's to many more periods.

4 comments:

  1. There are many awesome things about this post! First of all, woot for your body doing her healthy thing, that's awesome. Also, love that you recognize it as a really good sign, because it IS. Your bones, among many other parts of your body, aren't happy when you're not having periods, as I know you're 100% aware. It's fantastic that you're seeing health as something to be conscientious about preserving--we only get one body per lifetime, after all, although way too often we act as if they're expendable,

    Too bad they don't make "happy getting your period back, you kick ass" greeting cards, maybe they should. ;p

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  2. I totally agree with Cammy, we need some "Happy getting your period back" cards, to make up for it I'll just send you wishes of the same theme through the power of this blog comment. LOVE xxx

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  3. Yay for your super, awesome body! It is thanking you for treating it well. That is such good news. Congrats! Also, I just found your blog, and I am so glad I get to follow your journey.

    -Emily

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