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.