Be still my heart! No, really, slow down!

So I finally broke down and sought out medical care today when I took my resting heartbeat once again, and it was 100. Same old, same old. I figured that can’t be healthy. I haven’t been able to do my treadmill routine ever since I was vaccinated twelve days ago, and nothing has improved. IContinue reading “Be still my heart! No, really, slow down!”

When the going gets tough…

So, I hit a wall. (Don’t worry. It was a metaphorical wall.) I decided last night to go ahead and not expect myself to use the treadmill on both Sunday and Wednesday evenings. That way, I can use those times to take twice-weekly showers, and I’ll still be burning 300 calories 12 times a week,Continue reading “When the going gets tough…”

More human, less alien.

I’m feeling more human today, and thank God. It’s been a horrible month. I’m giving careful consideration to going on the pill, because my hormones are driving me crazy. I’m not on my period right now. Rather, I’m ovulating. And you know what? It’s just as bad. Die, hormones, die! I woke up as myContinue reading “More human, less alien.”

Oh, and did I mention my mom used to get crazy-bad PMS?

Oh my gosh, my good friend Emilia asked a question of the day that inspired me to write a book in response, so I figured I’d turn it into a blog post. Her question was: how old were you when you got your first period? How did your family and friends react? Did anyone sayContinue reading “Oh, and did I mention my mom used to get crazy-bad PMS?”

Treatment options.

Having just survived a very, very bad menstrual cycle, I need to decide on a course of treatment to prevent it from happening again. Options: Take extra Prozac for the week leading up to my period. I did that once before, several years ago, and it seemed to help, if I recall. I typically takeContinue reading “Treatment options.”

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