I guess this isn’t a good time to do a little dance to celebrate being period-free for a year, huh?
It was a little weird at first, and I was paranoid for a while. I thought every little twinge was a symptom of either pregnancy or uterine perforation. That little voice in the back of my head just would not shut the fuck up. I’d have internal arguments that went something like this:
Oh, God, what was that?
That was a bit of gas.
Yeah, you say it’s gas, but what if it’s not? Ectopic pregancies can cause pains in about that area, you know, and if that IUD is malfunctioning, you’re more likely to have an ectopic. It said so right there in the little booklet. And remember in sex ed, when they talked about implantation cramps? If you were pregnant, how would you know the difference between that and not having your period because of the hormones?
It was gas. Remember having bean soup for supper last night?
Of course I remember. What do you think I am, stupid? And by the way, Miss Smartypants, do you remember that there’s a risk of that IUD deciding to punch through your uterine wall? Sure, that pain was a little high to be your uterus tearing, but what if that thing is loose and floating around in your abdomen? It could be poking your intestines right now, causing that pain.
It’s probably just gas.
And what if it’s not? What then, hmmmm? You could bleeding into your belly right now. And if you pass out from blood loss, there won’t be anyone to help you. Dr.J won’t be home for hours, and nobody’s expecting you anywhere. And let’s face it, you don’t exactly have the sort of pet you see on all those Animal Planet shows, the ones who would dial 911 and give you mouth-to-mouth.
How would mouth-to-mouth help with massive internal hemmorhage?
My God, you really are a pedantic little twerp, aren’t you? The efficacy of mouth-to-mouth is not the issue here. The issue is that if your uterus is perfed, you’re going to lay here and die, because there won’t be anybody to help you.
You know, I do feel a little tired and draggy now. My cap refill seems fine, but maybe I’d better keep the cordless right next to me, just in case.