I’ll preface this with TMI.
I haven’t been me for a while, and I’ve written that often. I’ve tried waking up earlier but I can’t get out of bed. I’ve tried meal planning but I can’t stop myself from going into the kitchen. I’ve tried to smile but it’s like I haven’t seen colors in months. So when I saw this video I shared it, I felt like it was me. But it wasn’t. It was the story of hundreds of women, and I learned that after I posted it.
It was at this time that a friend also reached out with a pill that had worked for her and I noticed our dosages of hormones were different. “Is that a low-dose pill?” I asked her. “Yes,” she replied. I was confused and hurt. I was supposed to be on a low-dose hormone, as well, due to both my medical history and history of depression. But let’s go back to why I even started on hormonal birth control again. I’ve always been your classic regular 28-day cycle kind of gal. From [almost] the moment I started to menstruate it was regular. But after children it became irregular. We started natural family planning in between Millie and Addie, I also took the mini pill because I was pumping for 18 months. In fact, birth control became so expensive that the cost actually assisted in our decision to have another baby- if you can imagine that logic… But the disarray of our Healthcare in this country is a whole other topic. This is about what happens in medical mix-ups and how life-altering it can be for a woman.