8 dec 2008, 13:36there is blood on my face
1 aug 2008, 14:42
16 jul 2008, 15:11I am a flight attendant, and five years ago decided to go on Depo Provera for my contraceptive needs. Why? Because with the irregular hours, time zones and juggling of day to day life, I couldn't always remember to take the Pill. Now I wish I had tried harder.
I also work as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer, and with all my occupations, as shallow as it sounds, I need to look good. Who will be inspired by an instructor carrying an extra 10kg and who sweats like a pig after one song? This is where I am right now.
A little over a year ago, I went to a different doctor to have my three-monthly injection as my regular doctor was unavailable. This doctor asked me how long I had been having these injections and suggested i have an oestrogen test, as he had read recently about it causing low levels. He was right on the money. The test came back at 74, post-menopausal, explaining my unnatural weight gain, loss of libido (as my fiance will tell you), my night sweats, my sweating in general, moodiness, and depression. It almost cost me my relationship there and then. I almost lost my mind!
I was told it could take six to twelve months for my oestrogen levels to return to normal, so I thought there was some light at the end of the tunnel. I was put on a high dose oestrogen oral contraceptive, which for two months made me nauseous. Not good when you're working at altitude and battling turbulence most days. So in addition to that I was taking anti-nausea medication. I hated the idea of pumping drugs into my body, but I was convinced it would pass. Month three and I simply had to change to a lower dose Pill.
I sought the advice of a naturopath who, instead of helping my body produce oestrogen, seemed more concerned about cutting out my carbs to make me lose weight. Funny, seeing at the time, the weight wasn't a really huge issue, i just wanted to fix my body.
Fast forward to the six-month stage and I have another oestrogen test. The figure had almost cut in half... less than 41. The test doesn't read levels less than 41. I had stopped producing it completely. I was a little dissapointed but more concerned that the weight was piling on. I had to buy new jeans, get a new uniform at work and my self-esteem plummeted.
Fast forward to last month, 12 months' on, and I'd been feeling really positive. I had the test done again... less than 41. My GP just wants to change my Pill again, and no one seems to be able to tell me how long this will go on for, and how I can fix it! For God's sake, it's not cancer or anything, so why can't anyone help me? I am getting married in four months, but not if I am still the way I am.
I am 29 years old.
1 dec 2007, 12:46I have 12 cents in my paypal account, so I have to wait until the middle of next week to pay for it myself. If someone buys me a six month subscription, I'll pay you back in kind when the money goes through, I promise.
These ads are horrendous, don't know how you put up with them.
9 okt 2007, 13:28
The cheapest Sennheisers, but they're still excellent (much smaller than I was expecting, but then, I have rather large ears). I can now listen to louder, denser music without an insufferable rattling destroying the experience. Hoorah.
That's it, really.
15 sep 2007, 14:30
Better quality Quicktime version:
23 aug 2007, 15:36What the fuck??
30 jun 2007, 07:09http://nancybaym.lastfmfriends.sgizmo.com/
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24 maj 2007, 16:17
9 mar 2007, 14:42What a sad, sad day it is.
Also, today my friend threw up in my car.