My body can’t make up its mind

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before at some point (and by the way, this will be far too much information for many), I tend to get highly productive when I’m having a period. Such is the case today, which is why I stayed at work until a quarter after 10.

I had Monday off for Labor Day, and that always puts me behind. And the fall season and the football season are here, which means extra site content and promotions and whatnot. So I haven’t been lacking in things to do of late. I pushed through, adding and updating and tweaking, until I realized I was about to fall asleep in my chair, at which point I shelved the rest of my projects and headed home.

When I first saw the blood last night, I didn’t get excited about it. About a week ago I thought I was having a period, but it was a false alarm. But it didn’t just go away this time.

I’m not sure how long it’s been since I’ve had a period, but it seems like it’s been a long time. For awhile there I was taking Estrace but not Provera, and I had one period while doing that and then nothing. Then I stopped Estrace for awhile too. I think I had one period after stopping the hormones, and then nothing happened.

So my doctor put me on an estrogen patch. I wore those for several weeks. Last week I realized I was out of them, and since Sean’s contract is up I don’t have health insurance, so I just gave up on using them until I get insurance again next month from my employer.

I just figured nothing would happen, but here I am, patchless and having a period.

I’m not sure why I didn’t have a period while I was on the patch. Maybe I was getting ready to, and I would have continued to have them if I’d stayed on the patch, but now that I’ve stopped I won’t have another one. Or maybe the patches jumpstarted me and I’ll go back to being normal!!!

(Yes, I am a ridiculously optimistic person. I’d just about have to be, wouldn’t I?)

In any case, I hope I can wring another highly productive day out of this. It’s always nice to feel so motivated and tireless.