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.