So, I haven't been on any real birth control since I got married, just over 5 years ago. Jason has been bothering me and bothering me about it (and threatening to get a vasectomy) so after 3 different appointment attempts, I finally got in today. The only thing I've used in the past is the pill and then the mini pill for a total of 5 years. Both of which I hated. So I am trying the Nuvaring now. AND, my doctor ordered it so that I don't have to have my period at all, which I'm pretty psyched about (I didn't know that was an option)!!! Hopefully I like it. I can't see myself ever going back to something I have to remember daily and I don't want anything even semi-permanent, so I'm hoping this works out for me (with no crazy hormonal side-effects!)!
I also got medication for my arthritis. I am PRAYING that this works b/c I can hardly function some days. I was just realizing the other day how many daily tasks I have altered in some way so that it won't hurt as bad and it was pretty sad to think about. I've had this since I was in high school, but never thought that I had any kind of real condition, I just thought I had "weak wrists". I used to tie stuff around my wrists really tight to "hold them together" and lessen the pain. Duh, I should have known something was wrong, but I have always hated doctors and avoid them at all costs unless I'm basically dieing! I guess ignoring the problem definitely hasn't made it go away so hopefully medicine will!