Saturday, June 14, 2014

Period, We Meet Again

I got my period this morning. For the very first time since coming off the pill 19.5 months ago, naturally for the very first time since being on the pill for 8 years. A month to the date of my surgery to remove endometriosis and have a double ovarian wedge resection. I can't believe it.
After surgery, all I've asked for is to get my period. I couldn't even dream about more than that. My hope-ometer is off the charts. I was so worried that I would continue to have amenorrhea, and I am so so happy and thankful that my period came and so quickly after surgery. It really is like the surgery reset my cycle. 

This week was a tough one for a lot of different reasons. Serious work drama, a house we wanted to rent falling through (I melted down when I told Kris Kringle what happened), and a very sad, sorrowful meltdown when we hung out with friends who brought their toddlers along on our outing unexpectedly. (I held it in until we were on our way home. I just wanted what they have so bad.)  All week I wasn't sure if I was really this upset about things or if it meant something. All week I wasn't sure if my breasts really hurt a little or if I was imagining it. Every night when charting, I counted the days past what looked like peak day, and I dared to hope.

I'm so grateful for all the extra prayers I'm receiving this month because of Adopt-a-Blogger. The surge really helped, and I can't wait to pay it forward to Miss July. Mass tomorrow will be offered up in thanksgiving for today, for all those who are praying for me, and for other women who are also post-op and waiting for their period to come.

God, You are so good to me! I can't believe it! Thank you, thank you, thank you for my awesome medical team, my healing body, and your constant presence through all of this. The look on KK's face when I told him was amazing, and we are so grateful. Every sign that my body is healing and my health is changing is noticed and appreciated. Na.Pro is truly a gift from You. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Please pass this same blessing on to other women who are in my situation, waiting for signs that their body is on the way to a new, hopeful normal as they recover from their procedures.


  1. I am having a very, very different day here and just wanted to publicly thank you for giving me an attitude adjustment. I'm so happy to hear you are experiencing some *good* news after how tough it is to go through surgery (mentally, physically and spiritually!) and then wait in hope to see if it will work. I continue to hear more and more miraculous things about NaPro OWR procedures - they really seem miraculous at 'resetting' your cycle. Praying that the positivity continues to flow, every pun intended. :)

  2. Hurrah! So happy this is going in the right direction, even if it does come with a little PMS on the side. Prayers continue.

  3. Woohoo - so happy for you! I'll sing the praises of the OWR until my dying day!

  4. This is amazing news!!! God is so good. As your body heals, I believe you heart will too, little by little. More prayers comin' your way!!!

  5. Ahhhh! I'm doing cartwheels for you (in my mind, because I'm too lazy to do an actual cartwheel). CONGRATS! This is a huge step in the fertile direction for you guys. :) :) :)

  6. I'd usually not want to say this to anyone, but I'm so excited that AF returned!!! I hope her stay is short though and that more good news is coming. :)