The one with too much information

Monday, August 4, 2008

Oh, I hope you're reading here for the first time. It's Too Much Information Monday. Just kidding, I mean, just about it being an official day, I'm still planning on oversharing.

First, I think I killed my Google Analytics. Either that or I've only had 1 visitor all day. Hard to say which scenario might be more possible. Sitemeter says I've had 100 since 10:30 this morning, but who knows how many of those are me, since I have it set up to not register my old computer. The one that some bastard in Maui is enjoying now.

Anyways, I don't necessarily want to overshare, but I have to because this is stressing me out and not talking about it is not working for me. A quality that Slappy is not a huge fan of.

This hormone thing (and by "hormone thing" I mean not having a period for 9 weeks) is starting to be worrisome. I did, undoubtedly, the dumbest thing and googled some words and found some information. Not all of it was helpful. As it turns out there are many reasons not to have a period and being pregnant is like the second to least benign one.

I went ahead and scheduled a gynecologist appointment, but with a new doctor because I really didn't like my old one. Anyone who takes the time to tell me that because my husband is in medical school that my marriage is doomed, is not really the kind of doctor I want up in my crotchal area. I don't need negatively spreading there too. Wait, I didn't mean to infer other things were spreading there, just that I didn't want negativity there. Oh crap. You know what I mean.

So new doctor, but the earliest appointment is 2 weeks from today, so I have 14 days to encourage my uterus to start functioning, or alternately 14 days to worry about how horribly I will have disfigured a child if my womb is indeed carrying one. I could write you a list about a page long of non-pregnancy approved (legal!) drugs I've taken in the past 9 weeks. It would make your head spin. Or, if you were a fetus, probably give you like 3-4 extra fingers (she laughs nervously because 3-4 extra fingers would be like the best possible outcome of feeding a fetus Xanax and Aleve).

I'm not sure there's a good way to end this post. Except to say that I think at age 25 periods are like men. You can't live with them, but you also need them around to remind you that you're still a woman. Specifically one without a child growing inside her.

18 comments:

Monkling said...

First off, you do realize some of us sneak into your blog to read it without leaving footprints, right?

And let me tell ya something else - at 50, I'm looking for the damn off switch. I do not need any reminder anymore that I'm a woman. (In spite of yesterday's blog post.) Oh, & stress can mess up your hormones. And there are quite a few not-so-terrible things that could be going on so try not to worry yourself sick. Oh, too late, eh?

Overflowing Brain said...

Yep, but Google Analytics never caught the feed stuff before, so I don't expect it to. But usually it catches, like, um 150 by this time a day. Not 1.

I can buy the stress excuse, but no way am I more stressed now than I was the month prior to the wedding. But yea, not stressing is totally not an option.

Monkling said...

150??? Damn, I'd kill for a third of the hits you get.

No more Google for you, young lady! You are only allowed to read things online that are entertaining and make you laugh.

Ness said...

Yeah, OK, I confess. I am the princess(or was) of polycystic ovarian syndrome aka Stein Leventhal syndrome. One of the biggy symptoms is that the period goes south or north or somewhere other than you. I can't tell you how many times over 9 years I had pregnancy tests thinking "this one has to be positive" only to find out no. I didn't mess around with home kits...no, I went for the blood tests at the OB/GYN. I'll let you Google PCOS because I know you will anyway. :-) I developed this after the birth of my first child and after 6 months of birth control pills(I NEVER had taken the Pill before). Anyway, if you have this syndrome, email me and I will tell you my adventure with it. And I did end up having 2 other kids down the road. I say former princess because I ended up having the abdominal hysterectomy after my fibroids caused hemorrhaging and were huge. Blessed relief and I was done with the repro equipment by that time. Best decision(or at least in the top 5) I ever made to have that done. I got tired of having hemoglobins between 5 and 8. You're in my prayers and let us know what the Dr. says.

Thursday's Child said...

Wondering about pregnancy is absolutely terrifying. Not that I'd know anything about that.

Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

When I was younger I was very regular, in fact my mom, sister and I were in sync, monthly. Oh happy home, hormones raging! But...when I married something happened, I may have a period two or three times a year. It made it hell to get pregnant though. When I had a period it would usually be very light, two days tops. Now at 50 (Friday) I haven't had a period in 5 years or so, it is hard to say, when they came so irregularly and they just quit it is hard to pin point when they stopped. When I would mention to my Dr how my cycle was he didn't seem too concerned so I didn't let it stress me, just enjoyed it! If this is menopause it is no problem also. I know I am not normal and maybe I should have worried and done something about it but so far so good. Try not to worry. Oh when I finally did get pregnant with our oldest it didn't show up until the third blood pregnancy test, all the while the fertility Drs were giving me medication to make me have a cycle so I could start on the fertility meds. It wouldn't work and the reason is 24 yrs old now;) They worried me by saying that I would not be able to carry the child because of all the medications that I had taken (after each test they would up the dosage) or that he would have problems because of it but he is fine! Just perfect! What I guess all this is to say is just take it easy, try not to stress and what will be will be.

nola said...

Attribute it to stress until you are told otherwise. Because your life is chuck full of stress. Here's hoping it's stress.

Anonymous said...

I think that a 2 week wait is sort of inexcusable in this situation. I don't expect you to work miracles with the new doctor, but maybe you could just go in to see the old doctor for a blood test? 'Cause if you are with fetus, you're right, some changes of medication are in order.

(Also, Parish Health Department, Planned Parenthood, etc. Someone, somewhere, wants to give you an accurate pregnancy test. Look in the phone book under "abortion alternatives.")

Taylor said...

There is abolutely nothing worse taht worrying about being pregnant. Except maybe being newly married and getting to think back on all the dangerous things you've ingested in the last couple of months.

I once went 2 and a half months without having my period. I think I did about 200 home pregnancy tests and eventually went to the county health department for a blood test. They were going to have me come back in a week to test again just in case, but then it just came back. It was really scary, but I haven't had any problems since then.

You should call your gyno back and ask if you can at least come in for a legitimate pregnancy test prior to your appointment. Two more weeks is an excruciating length of time to wait.

Bekah said...

Hi, i found you on 20 somthings, If it makes you feel any better, I think you are very wise to schedule an appt to be sure, but it could be nothing. It could be you other medicines. I didn't get my period for 8 months straight..no child involved. I was underweight and my body simply refused to release any blood/nourishment it could possible reuse. that was probably TMI, but i thought it might help. My gyno gave me medication to get it started and it has been fine since.

Daisy Duke said...

FYI, I have my fingers super crossed for you that your head stops hurting & you are not with child. But, on the teensy tiny off chance you are, I'm sure it is a perfectly healthy Katie-Slappy baby with only a mild penchant for rattles that sound like Aleve bottles being taken out of the cabinet. (My attempt at a joke. Seriously. You are fine. It is the stress.)

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