Around 10 p.m. last night (Saturday), hubby called just to check on us and talk to Lionel. I was laying down while kiddo is watching his movie and talking to his daddy. After we said our I love yous and goodnites, I took a shower, got ready to go to bed and decided to clean up the bathroom. I'm almost half done when I felt a terrible and very, very painful cramps. I fell on my knees and couldn't stand up straight. I literally crawled from the bathroom to our bedroom so I can lay down. I couldn't stand the darn pain! I was shaking. I stayed curled up like a ball for a little while and forced myself to go to the kitchen and get the medicine for my Dismenorrhea or menstrual cramps (yeah, first day... you know ladies what I'm talking about). Took two pills as prescribed and went back to bed. Dismenorrhea has been part of my life since I first had my period. I have had worst cramps in the past but this one is different coz I don't really feel the pain that bad. I know it's there but not uncomfortable than my "normal", if you will, cramps. Its like I was caught off guard, without warning or whatever and just punched me in the stomach. I thought I was gonna pass out. I freaked out coz if I did, no one's with me but Lionel. Thank God I didn't coz my son can't call 911 just yet. It didn't stop there, after a few minutes of taking my meds, I threw up (in the bathroom that is). Lionel followed me and as usual, the loving and caring little boy held my hand and said, "it's ok, it's ok". Then gave me a little pat on the back (he always does this everytime i'm throwing up in the bathroom for whatever reasons). He gets on my nerves a lot of times, but he is a very sweet boy. I'm so thankful that God gave him to us. Won't trade him for anything, ever!
Two hours later, the pain subsided. It's still there (just a bit) but I can move get up and walk fine. Now, I can't sleep. Its past 4 a.m. already, why? Coz the medicine I took had caffeine in it. One drop of caffeine in my body will keep me awake for looonnnng hours. Don't get me wrong, Exedrine (my all time med for headache, menstrual cramps and a lot more) is very effective, well, at least for me. For my headaches, I'd take two pills and in 15 minutes headache is gone and I swear by it. For my cramps it would take an hour or two. Aside from not being able to sleep right away, the other side effect on me is I'd have an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach (I'd say it is "sinisikmura" in our dialect).
Well, that's how my night went down. In a few days, I will be as good as new again :) Thanks for reading. Till next blog!