As I have said, my menstrual flow has been very unusual this month. But when I bring this up (yes, I discuss it with everybody I know – has it not become clear that my favorite way to get information is word-of-mouth?) I get a gamut of advice. From my mom and sister, who incidentally are both in the medical field, I get, “Go see a doctor immediately,” but from many of my post-menopausal friends I get shrugs and, “Yeah, it happens.”

Luckily my new friend date last week turned out to be a lactation consultant in the area, who happens to know the midwives and doctors in the south Orange County area and their general protocol for irregular spotting, and it’s not (thankfully) a d + c, but lower abdomen ultrasound. As Bella was born at home with a midwife, I’ve never had an ultrasound, but I can totally handle a cold gob of goo for a picture of the inside of my uterus. Apparently, it is not unlikely that I have fibroids, but they are not necessarily an evil thing. Could be more of a wait and see thing.

So tomorrow. I hopefully get to shed some light on this mysterious female condition of mine.