You know how I was all like “I just love my period! I can’t wait until the full flow starts and things are going to be great!”?
Yeah. Ms. Menses went, “Oh, you like me now, do you? Well then you’ll really like THIS!!!” And then there was blood everywhere.
Seriously though. An average period is in the one to three ounce range, for the entirety of a given month’s bleeding. My Diva Cup has a one ounce capacity. I filled it in four hours this morning. Usually I have no issues leaving the cup in for 8 to 12 hours (as the manufacturer suggests). I hadn’t had any leak problems with the device up until today, but apparently when it’s full, well… We all have those middle school mortification stories, right? We all used to have that nightmare? Alright, no, it wasn’t that bad, but I certainly had flashbacks today. I went to pee before going downstairs for my shift at the library’s public service desk, and – well, at least the mess in my underwear was superficial. I am so very glad I had picked the dark pants over the khakis. Disaster averted. Narrowly.
But hey, I’m still in a good mood overall. I did blather on about wanting a full uterine flush, and that certainly seems to be what’s happening. A big reset, indeed.