can I tell you?

Can I tell you that...
- my vajayjay thanks you for your well wishes and is feeling much better today. I heart the Advil.
- this morning I ate enough rosemary & olive oil triscuits with extra garlic humus, so that I now smell like the kitchen of a very good middle eastern restaurant.
- I'm very sad that Kurt Vonnegut has passed... he was an amazing, insightful, ahead of his time writer. I'm so glad that he was the speaker at my graduation and that I got the chance to hear him speak at least once. 84 though, not too bad.
Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Cat’s Cradle,” died Wednesday. He was 84.
- I've gone from eating lots of crap and not doing much of anything exercise-like to injesting lots of water, eating less in general and more fruits/veggies in particular, and walking at least a mile a day (about 5 days a week)... and feel like I haven't seen any change?! I know results aren't something that happens immediately, but I've been doing this for about, hmm, a month and a half? I want results!

To respond to comments...
Mary, she didn't have me cough... but she had me talking (which apparently helps dialate your cervex... now that I know that, when we do decide to have a baby, they won't be able to get me to shut up once it's labor time.). And she told me that removal is actually a 5-10 minute, very easy office visit.

Stella, "Why an IUD instead of pill or shot - it seems so invasive! Has the technology gotten a lot better with them?"
I was on the pill for 6 long years... I was tired of pumping my body full of hormones which were definitely taking their toll. I've gained weight and lost libido. Plus it's a pain in the ass to have to rememeber that damn pill every night, and who wants to worry about side effects like blood clots. While the IUD insertion is definitely invasive, it's over in 15-20 minutes and I'm now good to go for as long as 10 years, with zero upkeep. And the technology has gotten better with them... they are safer now then ever before, and more reliable then the pill (99-99.9% effective vs. pill's 95-98%), and that reliability won't change because of antibiotics/meds like the pill's does. Plus when we do decide to have kids, I simply get it removed and I'm fertile right away... unlike the pill which for some women takes a few month for the body to get back to normal. As for the shot... that would have a lot of the same cons for me as the pill did (it's 97% effective, plus the weight/libido thing)... plus I would have to get shots all the time which I'm not a fan of (every three months)! Plus, according to the Planned Parenthood website it can take "an average of nine to 10 months — or sometimes more than a year — to get pregnant after getting the last shot". It has also been shown to be linked with osteoperosis. So for me, the IUD was the best choice.

On that note... tons to do today, so I have to run. So glad it's almost friday.


  1. I hope you didn't think that I was being negative about the IUD! I think that they sound great (I hate having to remember to take the pill, my pill costs a fortune, and I also don't like hormones, but I kind of need them for cysts, but I have some friends here who have the hormonal IUD and it has stopped their periods which is incredible, so I might consider that in a few years!)

    I'm glad that you are feeling better, and when you are having a baby (2 to 10 years), talk and take a bath (the bath was incredible for me!).

    ps. my word verification is "fokmog". hmmm...that doesn't sound right.

  2. Oh, not at all!! I knew what you were saying... the pain factor was my biggest fear beforehand... I was a nervous wreck before the appointment. It was bad, but not nearly what I was picturing... and I'm sure it's easier if you've already had kids.


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