This last Provera burst was KILLER!! And, not in a good way either. I don't know why, but it seems that every time I do it, the effects seem to get worse. I have spent the last two weeks simply wiped. Sheer exhaustion. The kind where you lay in your bed and feel your entire body sinking down, detatching from the world, and your limbs are dead weight. I don't think I've felt that in quite awhile. The PMS symptoms weren't exactly a picnic either. I remember sending some hilarious texts back and forth with friends proclaiming the joys of having "pregnancy boobs" with nothing to show for it. (I'm sure many of you ladies can relate). I also had an ovarian cyst on my left ovary rupture during that time. I am perfectly fine, but I have to say, the pain took my breath away for awhile. It took about a week for AF to arrive this time. Usually, she shows up either right before or within a few days after stopping the Provera. When I was on birth control, she would show up the morning of the fourth day after starting the placebos/taking out the ring like clockwork. She decided to make an extended visit this time around as well, but she finally packed her bags and left on Friday. Good riddance! (I did check in with the folks at Diamond, and they aren't concerned at this point).
So, I am back to feeling like myself again. I went to the gym this morning, attended a yoga/pilates class, and stayed for a meditation session afterwards. As a result of some work-related injuries, I have an SI joint that acts up periodically. The weather changes haven't helped much. But, I plowed through it, and I'm so glad I did. My instructor is great at reminding us to "honor our bodies first," and she has been amazing at demonstrating alternate poses that she knows some students may benefit from. I took her advice, but I was able to hold planks with the best of them! It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful I feel after I leave the gym, regardless of how I am feeling physically/emotionally before hand.
Tonight, it's off to bed early for me because that 6am start time tomorrow isn't going to be easy, especially since we are having yet another snow storm tonight. But, we are supposed to get to the 70s this weekend! I wanted to say that I'm so happy that my online SMC friends seem to be doing well. The ones in Boston are all safe and sound. A's pregnancy seems to be progressing smoothly. H and Bumpus appear to be enjoying weather that I am extremely envious of right now. And, everyone else seems to happy and healthy. Finally, over 1,000 people have now viewed this blog! WOOOOO! I know some of them were probably looking for speculum pics or whatever, but the top traffic sources are from legitimate sites, so I'm taking this to mean that there are more humans than robots checking the site out. Thanks so much everyone! It means a lot to me.