Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keep Swimming II

I'm going to babble about my girly health. That might be TMI for some of you, so I thought a warning would be fair. No hard feelings if you skip right down to the cookie picture.

Back in 2008, I wrote a post about my woes with gyn issues. Even after a second opinion and numerous tests, I was deemed "normal" and sent on my way. Things were improving a little towards the latter half of 2009, but my never-ending period has started up again. This month was 14 days, super heavy, and painful...making me miserable and mood swingy.

This past week has been filled with more exams, blood work, and sonograms. Again, everything came back "normal." The only solution the doc can offer is birth control, which I refuse to take. This issue has stretched on for the last four years and there doesn't seem to be a cause that anyone can figure out. The thought of dealing with 2-3 week periods for who knows how many more years has me feeling pretty down.

I'm also anemic because of all the blood loss, which makes me super fatigued. Needless to say, not a whole lot of crafting has gone on. I've been doing a little here and there, but mostly have crafty ADD right now. I've got one big secret project on the hook, for a good friend who is expecting a baby soon, but its slow going.

I haven't been exercising for the last 2 weeks either, making Week 3 a 1.5 pound gain. Exercise will help, I know, so I plan on getting back to it this weekend.

So if things are a little slow for a while, just know its because I'm tired and stressed out.

Anyway, onto some fun stuff. This past Monday, Pi's school hosted a bake sale. Piper and I made 5 dozen M&M cookies to bring in. All I did differently was to add a bag of chocolate chips in the dough. They were so good! I couldn't figure out how to keep the M&M candy shells from cracking though. The recipe is definitely a keeper.

One of the expert doctors I work with was nice enough to buy my co-workers and I a fruit of the month club gift for 2010. In today's mail was a box full of Honeybell oranges. I've never tried them, but have heard they're pretty juicy.

Apparently, saying that they're juicy is an understatement, because the fruit company thought it was necessary to send bibs and an instructional booklet on how to eat the oranges. Talk about high maintenance fruit!

We're going to dig into them now....yum!


Kristina P. said...

I am so sorry about your lady problems. I hope they figure out what's going on.

Those cookies look delicious!

Laura said...

I hear you about the menstrual problems. I know what you're going through - mine have been very long and heavy since I was a young teenager, and have gotten worse in the past couple of years, although when I was on birth control pills, they did help a lot. I'm reluctant to start them again since I'm getting older, and since my husband got "snipped", I don't need them for pregnancy protection.

All of the women in my family (interestingly, even my adopted oldest sister) have had or are having menstrual problems. What's weird too is my one sister and I each got pregnant with our daughters 9 months apart and then 5years later, got pregnant with our sons 9 months apart. Then we each miscarried our third pregnancies. It's the strangest thing.

My daughter just started her "monthly mess" (boy, does that make me feel old!) and I'm hoping she won't go through the same problems as me and my sisters. Men just don't know how good they have it! I hope things get better for you.

Those cookies look pretty tasty, by the way!

Bezzie said...

Oh yum, those cookies look good! I might have to try those this weekend. I think the office could use some cookies.

Yeah I don't do BC either...I don't want cancer when I'm 50.

Mimi said...

You might find some useful info on DoctorsTV: (search: heavy periods)

Bridget said...

I hope that everything turns out alright and you get your energy back.

The cookies look amazing.

kado! said...

sorry about the bad girly stuff! no fun.

I would love someone to buy me a fruit of the month from Harry & David!! We just bought my Father-in-law that for his they are getting that yummy fruit too! My day will come someday.... ;)
Honeybells are yummy...enjoy!