Aunt Flow, regulated by the pill, used to show up on Wednesdays and be fully done and out of the house by Sunday at the latest. Since I started losing weight, Aunt Flow has been showing up on Thursday and staying through Monday. One time, she showed up the Friday before I even finished my pills for the month--so she's been all over the board.
Since she's become a little bit more unpredictiable lately, with the blessing of my GYN, I stopped my BC pills three days early to trigger an early period. This would ensure that she would be gone by surgery date, so if I have to have a catheter, there wouldn't be any akward grossness about things.
She FINALLY showed up last night. Relief on one hand, because she should hopefully be gone by the end of the week--but where I've been doing pretty darn good with my pre-op diet, and not feeling weak or light headed--well, that's all gone today. I assume since I'm having a pretty heavy flow this month, with the combination of the restricted diet, I'm more tired than usual. I also have a tendency to run slightly anemic during my cycle, so it's probably just a combination of things.
Today, even though I'm not really hungry, I'm going to try to get some extra protien in. I'm sitting here thinking about how I could get my hands on a double bacon cheese burger from 5 Guys (no bun--i have to stay in ketosis!) without totally blowing my diet. Good thing I don't have the car today and it's not within walking distance from my office--or that WOULD be in my belly for lunch!
Fingers crossed I can make it through the day!
Everyone shoud also stop by and check on Mon at Mons Lap Band Journey. She just got her band, and I think she's going to be a success!