I am about to embark on a raw food journey. I hate the word “diet.” This is a journey. While I am vegan, and have been for a little over a year [after being vegetarian since ‘08], I can honestly say I am not being the best little vegan I can be. I have not made green juice in months, I have eaten out at Mexican restaurants way too often, and my breakfasts have turned into...
Two nights ago, my uterus was free of plastic, copper coiled, T-shaped devices, but tonight, it isn’t. My uterus is now not only the home of endometrial lining, but also a Paragard IUD. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, IUD stands for intrauterine device, a form of birth control, and the two main types that are used in the United States are Paragard and Mirena. I did a lot of...
Pre-IUD Text Talk.
Hannah: I started my period today, so I'll be with you in uterine spirit. Is S taking you?
Breanna: Yesss. Thanks, good uterine vibes. He is taking me...I have been reading all these insertion stories and these girls had people go with them and hold their hands. But I feel like that's asking a lot to have him come hold my handbag!
Hannah: Lol, hold my handbag, S!
Hannah: Maybe you should bring something to squeeze. Omg, what if you brought a fake hand to hold?
Breanna: Like, stopped at party city and bought one of those that looked like they got cut off?
Hannah: Yes! The nurse would die!
Breanna: Maybe I should bring my wand.
Hannah: No, they might mistake it for a gyno tool!
Breanna: Oh gosh, they'd use THAT to dilate my cervix instead.
Hannah: Is there a spell for that?
Breanna: Unfortunately, I have never come across a spell for making IUD Insertion more pleasant. Witch burning, on the other hand...
Hannah: IUD-ess Insertus! Hermione would know.
It is almost one in the morning. I am extremely overcome with anxiety. Perhaps this is the reason that some of these song choices may not make the least bit of sense. 01. “The Distance” by CAKE. 02. “Sha Sha” by Ben Kweller. 03. “In Front Of The World” by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. 04. “Don’t Panic” by Coldplay. 05. “Brick” by...
I am getting an IUD tomorrow...
So what am I doing? Making a mix CD, of course.
So this is the new year...
January: was full of discovery. I chose to be vegan for the year of 2011, but quickly discovered I am a true vegan at heart and most likely, always will be. I reread Love Is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield and related to Renee more so than any other character from any other book I have read. This helped me truly accept the fact that I am a heart on my sleeve-wearing, people-pleaser and that is...