It’s Monday and I call in Sick. There is no way I can go to work today. I can’t even see myself going to work the entire week. My entire belly is swollen. My Uterus and cervix still feel like they are pushing stuff out around the clock. Everything down there is tense. I can’t even lie down on my side because it feels the weight of my other organs are touching my parts down in there and causing discomfort.
I am no weenie when it comes to Pain. I usually have a high threshold for pain. I had a tattoo done when I was 16 and removed it with laser surgery at 25 (no anesthetic just ice over the area). Do you know how much that hurts? Having your skin lasered 6-8 times without numbing cream or anesthesia? It hurts. But I was able to tolerate it.
I normally don’t take too many meds for menstrual cramps either. An occasional Advil and they go away with a heating pad or with a massage. But this pain is too much. I stay home and keep checking for signs of anything strange. I go online to check other Stories. I find half the stories are describing hell and a few that talk about soreness. I don’t know what to think. Basically, what I find are stories on how this drug is used to soften the cervix to induce labor. So what I am feeling ARE contractions, not *cramps* as everyone describes them.
The day passes with me nursing my lower belly in my hands all day shifting this way and that way for a comfortable position. But I have to go to work tomorrow. I’d already called in sick three days. I am crying like a maniac because it hurts unless I am completely doped up on Tylenol #3. I keep looking for signs that I will go back to my “normal routine” but those signs are nowhere in sight…
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