“Can I examine you?” #Periodically 18

Covering all bases here, Happy 2018 #Periodically readers! We left off with me on Mefanamic Acid and iron tablets to help with period pain and heavy bleeding, for more details on that read: #Periodically 17. Today however, I have news, good and bad, a diagnosis and a potential solution, but it's all rather bitter sweet. TW/Disclaimer: … Continue reading “Can I examine you?” #Periodically 18

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Is Fertility Awareness a Teched-up Disguise of the Rhythm Method? #Periodically 16

I first heard the phrase "Rhythm Method" in a Religious Education class at my all-girls catholic high school. It was discussed alongside actual birth control methods like the pill and condoms, and I detected a tone of skepticism in the voice of my teacher. I have a vague memory of dropping the phrase at home one … Continue reading Is Fertility Awareness a Teched-up Disguise of the Rhythm Method? #Periodically 16

Mashed Potatoes Saved my Life: An Alternative Route to Machu Picchu

When my sister and I began planning our trip to South America, we each had one bucket list accomplishment for the continent. Alice's was Copacabana and mine was to do an Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, even though we were booking over six months ahead of time, by the time we had organised … Continue reading Mashed Potatoes Saved my Life: An Alternative Route to Machu Picchu

Does being ‘anti-pill’ make me a bad feminist? #Periodically 13

As discussed at great length (sorry) in A Tale of Two Pills I consider my relationship with hormonal contraceptives to be over. It is an unpopular opinion, one I've struggled to conclude myself for a long time. In my world, the pill has always been seen as this great feminist tool. It sat on its pedestal throughout … Continue reading Does being ‘anti-pill’ make me a bad feminist? #Periodically 13

Recovery & do I Regret Having the Laparoscopy? #Periodically 12

I am now over three weeks post-laparoscopy. I've started working, from home happily, and I could be doing a lot worse. But for the sake of record, I thought I better write about how everything's healing up. Badly, is the answer. In my blog about the surgery itself I included this picture of my stomach's … Continue reading Recovery & do I Regret Having the Laparoscopy? #Periodically 12