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tiny and yura

tiny peers out of her hiding spot by hep
tiny peers out of her hiding spot, a photo by hep on Flickr.

hopefully by the end of the week i will be back up to regular posting and being able to work. which work will be very happy about because i am perpetually behind. so far all i am capable of taking pictures of is my cats and my significant others. this is the kitten mauser, otherwise affectionately known as tiny, peering out from her "it's too hot!" hiding spot under my bookshelf.

i also took this picture of yuriy tonight because his hair was looking so nice. he has better hair than i do at the moment! i can barely reach up (it stretches my abdominal muscles which is like instant deathpain currently) so washing my hair has been somewhat of a half assed measure lately. thank god for dry shampoo spray!

i've had one off and on since zane (i had to get it briefly removed for my other surgery) and i will never use anything else again. hormonal bc makes me absolutely crazy, like i feel crazy internally and not at all like my normal emotionless logical self. and i hate condoms because i have a mild latex allergy and finding non-latex condoms can be a huge pain when you are in the moment. my doc keeps pushing me to try mirena but i think im gonna stick with paragaard because it's been so good to me.
Medical crap prevented me from using hormonal birth control in any form post-Kieran. So ParaGuard was my only option, until Paul got snipped.

Funny thing is? We had to buy condoms for the first time ever because Pablo isn't "safe" until he tests clear at 3mo and 6mo.

(Total aside... this month's Wired has an interesting article on IUDs with pics of styles thru the years.)
yeah, i understand that some people can't handle the changes post-iud. i have another friend who absolutely couldn't deal with it. i do have more cramping with it, and flow is heavier, but it's not unmanageable. occasionally there is sexual discomfort when it get knocked, but that is also totally manageable. was it the period changes for you? i hear a lot of women get like a WAY heavier flow that never really stops, someone i read about was having three week periods with a week of spotting!
CRAZY heavy flow that lasted for 10 days, then 10-14 of spotting, then heavy flow again. Oh, and if not bleeding or spotting, just discharge like I was ovulating all the time. Two pairs of panties a day got REAL annoying.

Plus OMFG cramping like all the time. I could tell you at any given moment exactly where that sucker was. My body apparently enjoyed having something to clamp onto.

I totally assumed that removal would be a huge big deal, thankfully it was not.a.thing at all!