Charting, relief, and PMS

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I got the mirena inserted last year. I've been very happy with it. I've been more hormonal, but, I really think that's been outside stress of life this past...well, 2 years. What I started doing a few months ago was actually chart when my period is (because its kind of iffy when it will actually happen when you have the mirena!) and when im feeling especially cranky. I never used to chart my PMS, but these past couple of months, its been a big helper to see that 'my irritation is hormonal' and to accept it and find ways to deal.

I have been doing pretty well with my new mantra "be sweet and bubbly" to be honest. Dealing with cranky husband and teething baby, I did as well as I could. And I still am. But this morning I woke up and knew that my nerves were especially shakey. I got up to have alone time, and everyone work up. Tried to take a shower by myself, and all I heard was my poor baby screaming, wanting in. (Doesnt it just break your heart when they are wanting YOU and YOU have to go to work? Ugh!)

So, when i got to work, and the computer was moving so super slow...I decided ok, how can I deal with this? I wrote down "GRRRRRR" on today's date, turned on my fan, and turned on some pandora music. With in 10 mins I calmed down. I didn't resort to food. I didn't lash out at anyone. I can do this! I have the power over my emotions. I have the power over the choice of reactions to my hormones. I have the power of continued strength, and will be a super woman, where need be.
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