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Lupron Depot Journal, Day 15

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hey, maybe this stuff is actually good for something! I got my monthly visitor today. For once, I had no PMS. I do feel a bit miserable today, but compared to the last few months, it's better. I only had to take four Advil, not double that many. The cramps didn't actually make me cry (they did last month, oy!) Starting to feel the hot flashes a little more, but they're still brief and mild. Standing by the open screen door is enough to cool me off pretty quickly.

I'm still planning to go to the gym today, which got me to thinking about how I never want to give up the feeling of moving my body almost every day. What a change that has been from where I was a year and a half ago. I used to sit all day and all evening without thinking anything of it. Now, if I don't do at least something—even if it's just walking up and down the hills around here for twenty minutes or so—I get really antsy. I love going to the gym. Even when it's a struggle, I'm always glad when I've been. And now that my back is so much better, I think... I'm going to try Zumba for the first time! I watched some videos last night, and it looks totally silly and fun. I think I can do most of the moves. Does anyone have Zumba DVDs they recommend? We may be moving out of the city next February, and I'll need to do more of my working out at home.
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    I agree with Aleve being effective for cramps. Try it. glad to hear that changes are happening for the better.... and I'm hoping they'll continue.
    1709 days ago
    Re: cramps, hey, there's a reason I was willing to take this unpleasant drug for four months and get a hysterectomy at the end of it. emoticon Thanks for the good thoughts, guys.
    1709 days ago
    Advil doesn't work - try 2 aleve - works like magic for cramps.
    1709 days ago
    glad that you think your pms is not as bad. sorry to hear that your cramps were so bad before.
    hat hearing that.
    take care emoticon my friend
    1709 days ago
    crying from cramps sounds awful. I'm glad you aren't experiencing that now.

    1709 days ago
    Carol, I did get a little fan! It hangs on a string around my neck. (Were you the one who recommended that to me?) I haven't actually had to use it yet, thanks to the weather cooling off here (just in time). But it sits by my bedside, just in case.
    1709 days ago
    This is one I've seen and thought of getting a few times but I have some here (a friend burned them for me). Zumba is a lot of fun no doubt! I hope to get out to a class to do it with other people.
    1709 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    I've been thinking about Zumba, too! They have classes at my gym. Maybe I can do it (if I stay in the back of the room--at least it's dark & no one will see me back there!) Can't recommend any DVd's, but you could probably google some.

    Sorry about the hot flashes. Were you able to get a "flashy fan?" Pretty soon they'll be hard to find (out-of-season and all, you know). It might be helpful.
    1709 days ago
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