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What was different back then?

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I was jogging today, trying desperately to forget about the fact that I’m nearing CD 70 with no period (BLAH. Screw you, blood), and randomly thought back to the three months during the middle of 2010 before I went on the pill for a year. In those three months, June, July and August, I somehow managed to get my period every month–just a day in the life for a Fertile, but for me, this whole “period every month thing” was akin to seeing my celeb crush Fred Savage at the mall once when I was ten years old: magical, awe inspiring, giddy-making, totally awesome.

I’ve traced my steps back to two things I tried those last few months of pre-pill regularity that, until my jog today, I had somehow managed to completely forget about since I planned a wedding, got married, took 4 night classes, worked 50 hours a week, and moved this past year–you know—the little things.

1. Reiki Healing:  Ok, ok, ok. I know it sounds…crunchy…but hear me out: I am a huge skeptic when it comes to this energy healing stuff, but I did go to one session to try it out in June of 2010. I experienced a really strange reflexive jolt in my body when she was doing her healing hands energy stuff on me…it was enough to make Skeptical Me think that maybe (just maybe) there was an inkling of truth to the whole reiki thing. So maybe it’s worth another go? Or maybe I sound like a total loon. I dunno. For more info on Reiki, click HERE. This is the website of the woman I went to in Los Angeles, and she explains a bit about the thought behind reiki healing.

2. Bentonite Clay:  When I was diagnosed with PCOS, I read that clay baths are incredible for detox/healing, and so I bought a huge tub of high grade bentonite clay, and took one bath a week for about a month during that time that I got regular cycles last year. It’s enough to make me think I should repeat this in the coming weeks. For more info on how to make your own Bentonite Bath, click HERE.

So, these were the two things that I was doing those three months of regularity that I am adding to Operation Get Period this month (more on that in another post). At this point, I can’t even fathom pregnancy…I just want to know I can still ovulate. That would be… totally awesome.

Fred, wasn’t there an episode of Wonder Years where you and Winnie struggled with fertility and the implications it had on your blossoming marriage? No? Hmm. Must have been Saved by the Bell.

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