This last full week of school, the longest week of the year, has included as well the longest menstural period of my life. It won’t go away.
I won’t trouble you with all of the gory details, because… eww. I don’t have one of those go-bleed-in-the-garden a’la Ntsoke Shange types of relationships with my period. I just patiently (or not-so-patiently) wait for it to go away. That usually takes 6 days from start to finish, including the first day of just spotting. I’m on day 9 now, and I’m hoping that I’m not actually slowly bleeding to death. Could the HSG have poked a hole in me somewhere? Is something about the Clomid going to make my periods last for 14 days for the rest of my menstruating life? I know that neither of those scenerios are very likely. What is more likely is that the extra gook in my tubes made this an extra long haul. I feel like this is an overshare. But I can’t see your faces and I have to complain to someone about it. Hopefully it will be my last period in a long time. Hopefully.