Thursday, November 19, 2009

For the First Time in a Long Time

My period started this morning (sorry--I've never been able to call it "AF"), and for the first time in a long time, I was excited (for anyone who just picked up my blog--my husband was out of the country for five weeks, so I knew that there was no chance of me being pregnant).  It was a 30-day cycle, which makes me feel like I'm getting closer to being "normal".  My doctor-friend tells me that a normal range is 22-35 days, but you know how sources talk about 28 being the "magic number".  I think it comes down to being proud of myself for managing the PCOS.  I now recognize that I was eating like crap and not taking care of myself when my cycles were so out of whack.  But I was really conscientious of what I ate and made sure to exercise each day this month, so I feel like I "earned" this cycle.  Part of me thinks it's sad that I have to work so hard to do what my body should do "normally".  But then again, God gave me this body, and I should take care of it, hormone imbalance and all.

Today's blessing is a trip to the dentist.  This may sound odd, but it gives me the chance to sleep in and take it slow because it's a mid-morning appointment.  So I'll just head into work after it...which means it will be a short day at work so the time will fly by.  And before I know it, my husband will be back tomorrow.  So yes, a trip to the dentist is a blessing.

1 comment:

  1. hurray for AF! I was going to comment on your other post but this one flashed up first but I am so glad for you that your hubby is 'home' safe - and that you have grown a sense of independence but in doing so, gain a sense of self and confidence - and even stronger love for your hubby -- absence does indeed make the heart (and mind) grow stronger!


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