Monday, November 30, 2009

Hello again puberty... now go away!

So I feel stupid complaining about this given how much the Mirena's pro's outweigh it's con's (at least for me thusfar) but seriously... it bugs! I have never had the absolute clearest of skin, but I've never had any real acne problems either. Even puberty wasn't extremely terrible... just your average case of the teenage zits for a few years and that was it... until NOW.

I feel like I've fallen down some sick twisted dermatological time warp! It was really bad right after my Lap, but I figured it was my body getting used to another hormonal shift. I thought it would go away after a month or two... or three? But here we are 6 months out and my face looks like a 14 year old's. Argh... Thank goodness for Neutrogena, it's the only thing that seems to be keeping it in check... well, somewhat.

*Sigh* I suppose this is an acceptable price to pay for less pain, annoying as it may be. Maybe another 6 months? :P

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Scared ya, didn't I? :) Well, it's been so long I wouldn't be surprised if no one even bothers to check my blog anymore, lol. Thanks Jeanne for sending me that note! :)

So wow, it's been what... 4 months?!?! Geez, I'm such a slacker! Well, so here I am 5 months post-op and feeling much, much, much better! The Mirena took me a while to get comfortable with. I'd been warned about the random spotting and cramping and yes, it certainly did happen. The spotting wasn't really a big deal but the cramps were killer. I still have strong ones every now and then, but certainly not as regularly as 1-2 months post-op. I seriously felt like I was trying to birth the dang thing... I was told this would probably last 4-6 months, but it went away by about 3 months. So really, no biggy. AF is very light these days and like clockwork, its so nice! I heart the Mirena, really, I do! :)

Post-op life has been hectic. I'm in school full time and working as well. I will be applying for the RN program here in a few months and so I've been working hard to keep my 4.0 GPA to snag a spot since its very competitive. I'm also about to complete my CNA certification and am currently job-hunting for a position in our metro hospitals. Life is busy, but I'm having a blast!

All in all I'm feeling really good these days! Every once in a while I'll have a painful day, but they are not frequent at all, thank goodness. Whatever my doc did this last Lap seems to have worked and the Mirena is probably part of it as well. We'll see how I continue to do with it, but so far I'm a fan! :)