This is a personal one but wanted to continue where I left off when I started talking about this topic.
Let’s begin with the obvious: Every woman in the history of humanity has or had a period.
So why we were raised to speak in low tones about periods is beyond me.
Periods are normal and natural and the human species would not be here if periods did not exist.
It isn’t something we should be embarrassed of talking about but rather something we should talk loudly and proudly about to educate those who not so educated in this arena. Some will respond to this by saying, it’s not our job to educate the not so educated but it kind of is. Only we can tell our story, so we might as well tell it accurately.
So here it goes.
I’ve said it here before that from the age of about 12 or 13 I would get the period pains from hell. No exaggeration. There have actually been a few instances where I was admitted into hospital and the only drug that would take the pain away was morphine. It was horrible.
Every month I would dread the next month simply because I didn’t want to have a period and often thought about ending my life to avoid the pain. I tried everything from exercising, to eating right (that was super hard for me to maintain), to even taking contraceptive pills. Nothing worked. Some methods reduced the pain but nothing took it away.
All my friends and family knew I suffered like this because I told my story and to be honest it helped because they were able to help me every month, whether it was making me food, or running out to buy sanitary towels or even filling up a hot water bottle. It all helped.
December 2017, I gave birth to my son and I didn’t have a period until about four or five months after this.
I had often heard that after pregnancy period pains disappear.
In my experience – since I have restarted my periods, my cramps have gone completely. This might not be the case for all people but I can confidently say that I don’t experience this anymore, to the extent that sometimes I am unaware my period has arrived until I go to the toilet. Can you imagine! I do have to admit that now I don’t have cramps, sometimes I would get headaches but that’s it.
All this time of suffering through the pain, I should have just got pregnant earlier. Just kidding.
Ok, so the purpose of this post was to provide an update to my period journey since the last post on it. But also I wanted to actually give thanks to God because not everyone’s story is like this and I am grateful I saw it through.
Definitely another odd Scripture Sunday but there are millions of girls all around the world who go through a monthly period and so I thought it would be worthwhile not only shedding some light on this ‘joyful’ monthly experience but more importantly sharing my own experience.
Hope it blesses someone.