so it's been 5 weeks since i had the mirena iud removed. first few days and WHOOSH, i lost 5 or so pounds and i felt great. after about a week or so, my uterus started to swell and cramp and be angry again. it's crampy and swollen all the damn time and my weight blipped back up. not all the way, but still.
BUT, my moods are stable and happy, like the old noodle.
i have felt motivated and more focused and getting more things done in a day than i had in many months of hormonally-induced blackness and despair.
i keep waiting for my period to begin but that hasn't happened yet, even though i did get it right after the iud got yanked.
my abdomen is slightly less swollen the last couple days, than say, a week ago.
10 days ago, i gave up alcohol, hoping that might help tip the scale. it's really my only indulgence and calories have dropped accordingly. i am down about a pound (?) from last week, but really seems like it should be more.
just bumping the thread so i can whine a bit, i guess.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway