Friday, December 14, 2007

My (wife's) Period

My wife is having her period - thought you'd like to know that. I'm going to try blogging about it. I wonder how many blogs are written on the topic of periods ... written by guys.

What's weird is, she says she's particularly uncomfortable this month, and that there are a lot of "fleshy clumps" (nasty) ... this prompts a lot of thought. Perhaps the increased pain is due to the hearty uterine wall she built up in preparation for an implanted embryo (or two), and getting it out of there requires more wrenching of the uterus. The procedure failed two months ago, and she went on the pill right afterwards, so her last period was sort of screwed up. Maybe the purge was delayed by one month? Who knows ...

What if she was really pregnant and the tests didn't detect it and this is just a miscarriage? I doubt it, but wanted to say it anyways because I'm sure those of you who read this and have experienced something similar have thought the same thing.

In our next round we're going to ask the Doctor excruciatingly detailed questions about every phase of the process. In round one we often left our Doctor's office more confused than when we arrived - not good. This was probably 80% our fault, for not asking the right questions, but come on, we're human ... we don't always think of what to ask when we're sitting in front of a visibly busy, rushed Doctor. So, this time I've got to learn about my wife's period, amongst other things, so I can push the line of questioning with our Doctor until we feel comfortable and educated.

All's I know is my wife is very uncomfortable today, she's home from work with our puppy, who is probably peeing on the bed while biting her. Somehow I have to remember to get flowers on the way home.

See you next week.

3 comments:

Hekateris said...

Reassure me and tell me you had a blood test to determine pregnancy, and didn't rely on pee sticks.

Also, I've tagged you on Birch and Maple.

Trace said...

Since we started the whole fertility game I began to pay close attention to my, uh, bodily functions. Anyway, is your wife sure she just never noticed a difference in her period because she never paid attention?

Anonymous said...

hi there going through this ordeal ourselfs did you have any luck ....