Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Update on Me (If you are a male, feel free to skip this!)

It's been a while since I wrote this post. Since then, I have talked with a counselor, had my "procedure", and switched birth control. I don't think I've given an update since I switched to Lo-estrin at the end of November. I am happy to say that, hormonally, I am doing MUCH better. I have not really had to deal with "the crazy" for the past couple months and have just felt more stable. Of course, I still have my moments, and I am still quick to tear up at stuff (like Hallmark commercials), but I think that is just who I am.

The downside of the Lo-estrin is that I have gained some weight. I no longer fit into the jeans that I searched ALL over South Africa to find. I tried wearing them at Christmas when we were in Edgerton and then had to convince my in-laws that I was NOT pregnant when I had to use a rubber band to tie my jeans shut. Today I decided to wear them to get groceries and ended up walking through Aldi with my pants unbuttoned because I was starting to get a stomach ache. The pathetic thing is, I am still wearing them 2 hours later and while they do feel uncomfortably tight, I was just happy to report to Darin that I've been able to keep them buttoned up! Pathetic, I know, but I love these jeans!

The upside of gaining weight is that I've started exercising. My mom sent an ExerciseTV DVD out with my dad when he came in January and I have been pretty faithful about doing it since then-at least 3 times a week. Now that might not seem like a lot, but I am NOT an exerciser, so I am pretty proud of myself.

Another downside of the Lo-estrin is that my cycle is off again. I am not sure if this is due to the pill itself or if whatever was causing my problems before is going to come back. I had a couple months where my period was a week early and lots of spotting, and then this past month it never came, which made me think "Maybe I really AM pregnant", but the test said NO (and I promise, if I was pregnant, this is not how I would tell you!)

So I am going to just give it a few more months and if things haven't straightened out I will check in with my doctor. If I had to choose between having a "normal" cycle, which was finally happening with the Yaz (post surgery) or "normal" hormones, I would choose normal hormones, no doubt.

So that's my update. Thrilling, I know.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you were doing with all of that. I'm so glad to hear that for the most part, it's going better. Too bad we don't live near each other... I could really use someone to help hold me accountable to excersizing myself. I hate it so I just don't do it, but lately have started to feel really "blah"- like I need to start doing something, ya know? Maybe you'll be my inspiration... :) Love you!

Victoria Haveman said...

Thanks for the update. I have been praying for you and wondering how you are doing but it never seems like the right time to ask at church :)

Anonymous said...

I'm here...I'm here! Glad 'the crazy' is being held at bay for now anyway. You'll always be a little crazy to me though and that's all good! Love you girl! JRJJR

AprilNicole said...
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Expressions by April Photography said...

Thanks for the update!
I often think about you during this winter cause you and I are very similar!

jonna said...

Thanks for all the comments and kind thoughts.
Rachel, I am glad you finally decided my blog was worth reading. Just kidding.

pauline said...

Glad things are calming down and "the crazy" is under control. Stinks about the jeans, but having to exercise probably helps the crazy too. I've been working so hard trying to exercise and i hate it too - but i know i always feel better if i actually do it! Love you girl - take care of yourself.