I’ll Bleed You Dry Now 1


You would think that after seventeen years of having a period that I would have an idea when it was coming. Of course, since it was always irregular, I never really had a chance to figure out what signs went with it. I’m starting to learn, though. Like last month, where I figured out that I cry like crazy while it’s going on, I’ve figured out a new little clue about it this month.

The day before it started, I wanted anything and everything that contained a significant amount of carbs. Cookies, chocolate, fruit; you name it; I’ve craved it. I remember feeling the same way last month on the day prior to it starting. Maybe if I can remember these things, then I’ll be able to anticipate the “oncoming storm” that is my period.

I have a theory that the last day of my period, which, if it is anything like the past couple, will be in two days, I will lose my appetite. My appetite will then stay away for at least a week, and my clothes will start dropping off. Then it’ll slowly start coming back.

It’s so awesome to be 28 and finally be figuring out how my body works. By the time I figure it out, it’ll probably change to something completely different.


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.


One thought on “I’ll Bleed You Dry Now

  • Jenn

    Oddly enough, mine became fairly regular after I had Ryan. I swear those male hormones circulating in my body during pregnancy changed things! Menstruation is more regular, ovulation is both regular *and* much more obvious, both before/during.

    Have you tried tracking your periods using monthlyinfo.com, or even a phone app? Maybe you’d be able to get some kind of average after a couple of cycles.

    As for me, I’m all about the chocolate right before I start. Speaking of which… I should go make some cookies, ha.

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