First of all let me tell you I was on the Depo shot for 5-7 years. I got off of it once before about 2 years ago for no particular reason and got back on it a short time later. I dont remember details about that time though, as far as how long it took to get my period back and what not. The only thing I remember was when I got my period I got it BAD! I had severe blood clots and cramping. I had a clot that was the size of a tennis ball and to make matters worse it happened when I was at work. I would go through a super sized tampon in less than 2 hours. It was crazy. Now coming off the Depo Shot again I will tell you and anyone who asks that I will NEVER get on the shot again. Ever.
Let me give you some background information on me and my husband. We grew up in the same neighborhood from about 6th grade on, but never hung out. And I mean never. No reason though, and we even had a couple mutual friends through out high school too. So about 3 years ago I was hanging out with my best friend Jessica who happens to be cousins with my DH. She invited him out with us one night and we started hanging out from then on. Needless to say she was my maid of honor at our wedding.
We dated for a year, was engaged for a year and now have been married for almost a year. And we are ready for a baby....
So I went off of the Depo shot, my last one was due June 8. Tomorrow will be 12 weeks that I have been off the shot. For weeks 1-7 I didnt have any bleeding at all. THEN came weeks 8, 9 & 10 and I bled. Well I didnt bleed heavy but I spotted the entire 3 weeks. It was horrible. But at least finally at weeks 11 & 12 I havent had any spotting at all. So Im hoping that 3 week marathon spotting was just getting me...for lack of a better term...cleaned out. And maybe I will actually start a regular cycle this next time.
I dont think I have ovulated yet as I have been temping for a couple weeks now and my temps dont really vary at all. If you take a look at my chart you will see what Im talking about. They are all between 98.0-98.3ish...Which sucks but Im dealing with it.
So there are a couple semi stressful things going on in my life right now, so let me tell you about those.
First, I got a new boss last week. My old one just snapped one day and walked out. It was very dramatic and of course the office gossiped about it for about a week and now its over with. One of my coworkers applied for and got the position, which is great. He is a really nice guy and will be a great boss. The best thing about this is I got his old schedule so now I work Monday-Friday 8-430. So that was low level stress and I at least got something good out of it.
Second, As I already mentioned I have a job. I work full time and now Tuesday I started going to college full time at Upper Iowa University. Im currently studying towards a Business Administration degree but who knows that may change at a later date. That is medium level stress.
The last thing really makes my blood boil. My husbands little brother's wife always tries to one up me with everything I do. When my DH and I got engaged she called me and said that she should have gotten engaged first because they had dated longer than we had. Then she found out that we were getting married in October and she replyed "I wanted to get married in October, Now I cant get married when I want to" She actually told my husbands brother that she didnt care what her engagement ring looked like as long it was at least as big as mine or bigger. When she found out we were going on a cruise for our honeymoon she said to me "You better not be going to the Bahamas because thats where I want to go for my honeymoon" (keep in mind at that time she wasnt even engaged) She asked me on Fathers day when I planned on TTC. I told her that I was going off the shot and hopfully it happens soon. WRONG MOVE! I dont know why I told her. As soon as I said it I regreted it. But surprisingly enough she said that they were planning to wait 3 years to TTC. The date that conversation took place was June 25th to be exact. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding, we were getting our nails done July 9th and she came walking up to me and said that her and him talked about it and she thinks they are going to go off the patch and if it happens it happens. GRRRRRRRRR It literally took all I had in me to stay seated in that chair while that woman painted my nails. She would have NEVER decided to go off the patch if I hadnt opened my big mouth and told her our plans. So Ive made a pact to myself that I refuse to talk to her about ANYTHING personal. I will not contact her at all. I of course have to see her during holidays, family stuff and what not, but I have had enough of her. Im done and I told my husband that too. I refuse to try to be her friend anymore.
On a better note DH's Cousin and my BFF Jessica just got married June 10th and they conceived the night of the wedding. They are about 11 weeks along. While I wish I could be preggers with her, I am SOOO excited for them and I cant wait to see that lil baby!!!!