January 13, 2016
Here’s yet another observation about my monthly cycles.
I’ve mentioned before that I have increased “symptoms” leading up to ovulation. I used to feel like those symptoms were a slight worsening of my “prolapse symptoms”…i.e. pressure (that’s been the dominant sensation).
However, last month and especially this month I’ve definitely come to the realization that I’m not really feeling a bit more uncomfortable because of my “prolapse symptoms.”
(Right now it’s cycle day 9 and my fertile days this month are ~9-13 with ovulation expected at day 13.)
At this very moment, I’m almost feeling some old familiar sensations…kind of like abdominal cramping. Mild, but noticeable. I haven’t had period cramps in my abdomen since before I was pregnant. Even in the year-ish before I got pregnant my cramps were super mild to non-existent. But that’s sort of how it feels right now.
I also definitely have that swollen feeling like I described in a previous post. But it’s what I’m calling “period pain” that is the NEW thing. It’s interesting.
It’s a reminder to myself that things are still changing for me. My body is still changing. It’s not a worsening of my prolapse symptoms at all. That gives me peace.
Who knows when I’ll enter into peri-menopause, also. That’ll be another something new. I am 44 years old, after all.
Keep this progress marching forward!
I am healed.