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”

The Big Sister Also Needs A Big Sister

Hello ! My name is Ess and I like to talk about periods. Yup, you read right. I wasn’t always like this but life happened. I’ll explain what life did or didn’t do to me in the next couple of posts but first, let’s reminisce on my first conversation about periods. I was a shyContinue reading “The Big Sister Also Needs A Big Sister”