The Return Of The Cycle

OK, so some people may find this post gross, but I’m going to do it anyway, so consider yourself warned.

For the past 7 years or so, my monthly cycle has been slowing down.  I’m getting close to that age where these things happen naturally in women.  I think it was accelerated a bit by my obesity and the doctor thinks so too.  I still have one or maybe two cycles during the year and it always catches me off guard.  On the whole, however, I do not have to worry about buying pads or tampons on a regular basis.

Fortunately, I keep a small supply of pads on hand just in case.  It has proved to be a wise thing to do, especially if one of my friend’s are visiting and I hear them say, “Oh no!” from the bathroom followed by the inevitable, “Um, Colleen…”  I can then tell them with confidence, “Under the sink on the left!”  But primarily I keep a supply on hand in case I need them once or twice a year.

Before the gastric by-pass surgery the nurse asked me about my cycle and I told her I had not had one in a while.  She then told me that they may start-up again when I start losing weight.  She said that young women often get pregnant a year or so after the surgery because their bodies become more fertile again.  I was not really ready for that possibility as I long ago gave up the notion of having children.  I was a little bit shocked to hear that my periods may return.

Well, it has been one month and one day since the surgery and I woke up to a little surprise visitor this am.  I honestly thought that I would have to lose a lot more weight before my cycle started up again.  I was a little bit shocked to see evidence of it so soon.  I do not know at this point if this is a yearly or bi-yearly event or if this is a return to pre-obese normalcy.

I am not sure what to expect at this point, but I feel the need to go and stock up on supplies just in case!

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4 responses to “The Return Of The Cycle

  1. Not sure if it’s appropriate for this post… but I’m so happy that your new healthy lifestyle is already manifesting itself, and that you are already seeing the fruits of the misery you’ve had to go through to get to this point!

    Much love and support!

  2. and btw… ewwwwwwwww…

  3. Pingback: Women My Age | The Skinny Girl Inside

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