Just 11 hours ago I was in bed, my head pounding and seriously contemplating reaching in and yanking out my ovaries. Yeah I know, I appreciate the benefits of the estrogen yadda, yadda but after two days of hemorrhaging both physically and emotionally, I was like, really?
Although I still get my period every 28 days like clockwork, I have noticed, at 46, the symptoms are either more severe or, after 33 years of this monthly routine, I am just much less tolerant.
And why, why, during my period is my most prominent hormone-fueled thought, “I am worthless”???
I have provided a good home to my hormones.
I eat my vegetables, exercise regularly, get eight hours a sleep a night and for that they thank me by whispering, actually, SCREAMING at me that I suck. Gratitude.
So this is what I did…
I got under the covers and do what I do best.
Goodbye headache. Goodbye tiredness, stiff back and negative thoughts.
And when I woke up this morning I was grateful for these things…
2. A bright blue sky.
3. A quiet house.
4. And having my happy head back.