Friday, October 9, 2009

A Book-a-Holic

In a desperate attempt to stop myself from jumping out of 
my 17th floor window every time my AF arrives, I have 
employed a new system in my condo. Now instead of popping 
advil and lying in the fetal position for two days, NOW I pop 
advil, lay in the fetal position and search Thats 
right, I have allowed myself the purchase of a new book 
whenever AF arrives (well at least until my bank account 
runs out)

Today my copy of "Navigating the LAND of IF" finally 
arrived (thank you stirrup queens!) 
I had been searching for a book that easily lays out
the treatments and the side effects that I may 
be facing in the next few months. It was very difficult
to find a book that was this specific, I tried many 
woman's health stores in toronto, but they were 
mostly about charting and proper diets, all that 
of which I have already been doing. Not many of them 
ventured into "the land of if" 

I look forward to crackin' this book open, I hope it
will help me understand what my R.E is talking about 
when we have our next appointment. I also hope it helps
me understand a little better what the other bloggers
are dealing with. 

I also got "Midnights Children" by Salman Rushdie, 
My AF was especially painful this month :)

Just a quick survey there anything you do 
to make yourself feel better when AF arrives?


  1. Drowning myself in advil seems to do the trick. Actually, I don't think I could survive without it. It's my 4/4 friend for several days a month (4 pills every 4 hours). I do like the book idea though. I'll have to give that a go.

    P.S. I read Melissa's book. It's a good one. I also liked Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein and So Close by Tertia Albertyn.

  2. Drowing yourself in advil and fetal positions are my pre endo days.

    I would be interested if endo might be lurking in your pelvis. I don't want to scare you, but fetal position cramps are not normal. :)

    Also, don't be scared of the drugs, you tend to add them one by one. :)

    I'm 4 years into this journey! :) They all didn't happen at once!

    Contact me if you want more information about endometriosis. I can help you!

  3. Got something else waiting for you at my blog to cheer you up :-)

  4. I'm a bigger fan of tylenol than advil, but getting my AF also "lets" me drink alcohol again, at least until the next ovulation.

    I wish "The Land of IF" had been out when I started this journey - Melissa has done an excellent job of laying possibilities out in enough detail to be understandable, but not so much that you are either scared or overwhelmed.

  5. Beyond chocolate? And alleve? And wearing comfy sweats? And picking fights?

    Thank you for making my book one of your comfort treats. I hope you...well...enjoy is the wrong term. I hope it's helpful. And comforting.