Monday, October 20, 2008


Warning: This has "girly" content. Boys, you have been warned.

I knew what a luxury we had, both working part time. Even if our income had halved. But for last few weeks I have been working very nearly full time (with the exception of a half day off during the school holidays). It sucks. It doesn't help that two out of the three projects I have been working on have been stretching my abilities - one of which is decidedly outside them. I haven't slept in anything resembling a sufficient way since Sunday week ago.

The flight home from Hong Kong was nothing short of hideous. The Implanon implant I have had in since Elissa was 6 weeks old is causing me immense grief since I stopped breast feeding. Two periods since, the first one 16 days long, and very heavy. The second one, 19 days and counting, has been worse, and only 3 weeks since the last one. Suffice to say that on the flight I was in pain, and needed to get up from my seat about every hour, resulting in me spending 4 or 5 hours in a flight crew seat. Better air, but very uncomfortable seat.

Wish me luck tomorrow, the job in which I feel way out of my depth on hits crunch time tomorrow. I have scared up some itinerant support for the afternoon, and I am hoping my knight in shining armour will get me through this without complete humiliation.

Ok, vent over. But Mark, where the hell are you when I need you????????


  1. Oh gawd, how horrible :( Are you going to ditch the Implanon? I have a very erratic cycle on it, anything from 3 to 8 weeks between periods and they last between 2 days and 2 weeks, sometimes stopping for a day or 2 and starting again. But at least they're super light, almost more spotting than bleeding.

    Good luck for tomorrow.

  2. Yes, definitely ditching it as soon as the doctor who deals with them gets back from holidays.

  3. Oh my God! Just thinking about that makes me wanna cry! Is that the non-hormonal IUD? I am planning on getting that soon, but maybe not if that's what you have!!!

  4. No, it isn't the non-hormonal IUD, it is a progesterone implant - like the mini-pill but slow and steady release for 3 years. I don't know what I am going to do once this thing is out.