I Wasn’t A Hypochondriac Afterall

I almost hugged the doctor the day he have me a diagnosis. I couldn’t pronounce ‘Endometriosis’, and I barely knew anything about it, but it was a diagnosis, and it somewhat explained the pain I’d been feeling. Also, in retrospect, I don’t think that the Doctor would have appreciated the hugs as much as IContinue reading “I Wasn’t A Hypochondriac Afterall”

I Was Labelled A Hypochondriac

“It’s all in your head!” is a phrase I heard one too many times. Looking back, I somewhat see where these people were coming from. I mean the symptoms I was experiencing were just all over the place-painful periods, severe bloating, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome,¬†recurrent¬†urinary tract infections, backaches, the list is quite long. IContinue reading “I Was Labelled A Hypochondriac”

How I Became A Rookie Pharmacist

Up until a couple of years ago, I was a self-proclaimed, self-medicating, rookie pharmacist. Let me explain how it came about. A few months into my period, I started experiencing painful cramps. Every time I brought up the issue, I was told that the pain was normal. Though deep within me, I knew that painContinue reading “How I Became A Rookie Pharmacist”

I Call Her Red

My little toddler found a packet of pads a few days ago. I told her they are called ‘pads’; for some reason she thought they were diapers for her toys. I had the option of telling her a coloured lie, BUT, I am trying to make our home a truth zone. Also, the fact thatContinue reading “I Call Her Red”

My Period Is A Part Of My Life

After weeks of waiting and wondering how the first monthly sighting would be, my period finally came. They were not what I expected. On one hand I expected to feel different, I felt different in a gross kind of way, not a,’I am now a woman’ kind of way. On the other hand, I knewContinue reading “My Period Is A Part Of My Life”