Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time Flies

It has been about a month since I last posted. Wow where did all that time go? I am back in the same place I was last time. Dealing with AF. Time goes much faster when you are not TTC. It makes life easier No dr visits, no shots, no getting probed. No 2WW. No POAS, not getting upset when AF arrives bc you just expect it. I guess life goes on.

Since I am dealing with AF, I had some thoughts to share. Personal thoughts that you don't tell anyone in real life, but if you read them on a blog, you think nothing about it. My TEBB is gone. WOOHOO. Yeah for small victories. I had it my whole life up until Napro. So for about  21 years.... I always thought it was normal until Napro told me it was not. I tested positive for microbes 3 years ago. Then I got treated with antibiotics and it went away..... that is when I gave up tps........yes that is right, I gave them up. I have not taken antibiotics in 9 months and my TEBB is still gone.

I was really disturbed that I had unwelcome microbes in my uterus and that I had icky TEBB. So in Feb of 2010 I gave them up. At first it was hard, bc I had used them for most of my AF history since middle school. It took some adjustment and now I prefer it this way. I know it sounds crazy. I've only used two in three years due to some bad timing with certain activities.

There have also been some major advancements in pad technology since I was in middle school. The best is the invention of wings. The second is Always making them very thin. I use the extra long ultra thin with wings and they are great. I never have any accidents. I only get one really bad day where I use the overnight pads during the day. Even though it is gross to feel it sometimes, at least you can tell how bad it is.  I also wear spandex type shorts under my pants at night to hold everything in place for better protection.Sometimes I  wake up at night which prevents me from having an accident.

Personally, now I am a convert. I'm sure some of you are thinking you could never give them up, and I would never judge anyone. I'm just sharing my story.


  1. I was only a tampon user until after my surgery last January, when I wasn't allowed to wear them for 6 weeks. It was then that I discovered how far pad technology has come in the last 8 years.

    I rarely use tampons anymore, only when I run or swim, and I don't think this habit will change. I had also not considered that tampons could potentially be contributing to my BB. Makes sense though.

    Thanks for sharing this :).

  2. I wonder what kind, if any, damage tampons do to our bodies. I use tampons religiously. I only use pads on LIGHT days. Maybe I should give it a try...I just have to get past the squishy feeling. Ugh!

  3. Congrats on getting rid of TEBB! Hate it. I have done tons of ABX for brown bleeding and still use tp, but it hasn't returned. But it is probably better not to use them!

  4. I am glad you found something that works for you! That is the same pad that I use, I have NEVER used tampons because I was always too scared of them.

  5. I used pads in middle school up until college. Then was "revolutionized" by tampons. I do like them, but had never thought of the fact that they could be contributing to my TEBB. Hmmm! I may have to reconsider my stance! Thanks for sharing and YAY that your TEBB is GONE!!! :-D

  6. Yay for no more TEBB! That is EXCELLENT! I never got rid of mine.
    Yeah, I've been using pads for many years now, I much prefer it, actually. I'm totally on board with Always with wings (I've never stopped using the 'slender' actually, since I was a teenager. Hahahha.)
    Chinese medicine is also also about pads, I'm down with that. Especially now that I know I had endo.

  7. Once I thought about it after taking Creighton classes, I realized how bad the idea of tampons are. I used to think pads were gross, now I think tampons are! I have used them a few times in the past few years when swimming. Otherwise, I gave them up, just like I did high heels!! Glad your TEBB is gone ;)


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