I said that I’d update everyone on how long I bled for after my miscarriage, but when it stopped, about 2 weeks later, I found myself in and out of depression and everything I wrote was sad. When I wrote my original story, I was at peace with what had happened. That peace seemed to come and go for a while. Like they say, “live in the past and you’ll be depressed, live in the future and you’ll be anxious, live in the present and you’ll be at peace”. I still went through postpartum symptoms: hair loss, hormones, and itchy breasts to boot. Those things were hard to deal with. Those pesky hormones had me weeping all the time. Also, I was battling a upper respiratory/sinus infection which left me with awful sinus headaches, loss of smell/taste, and a bad cough. My body felt like a war zone. My cold started a few days before my miscarriage and it raged on for a good month and a half before dying down into just sniffles and a little cough, that I still have now. I was eating whole lemons covered in honey and sauteing garlic cloves in olive oil and eating them whole (lemons and honey are fantastic cold soothers and garlic is a natural antibiotic) Since I was sick with a cold, I was worried that my uterus wasn’t healing properly because so much was going on with my body. But thankfully, my uterus seemed to heal faster than my cold did. Looking back, I’m impressed that I functioned as well as I did. I should have taken time to rest, but every time I sat down my mind ran straight to sad thoughts. Luckily, I have connections to an apple orchard and I was able to collect 4 free bushels of apples, so that kept me busy, and happy.
I’m currently experiencing my first period post miscarriage. It’s more painful and heavier than my periods usually are, but so are most first periods postpartum.
After I shared my story, I heard from a lot of women who had experienced miscarriage, thanking me for sharing. It was heart warming and saddening to hear these responses. Miscarriage is a huge loss, even in my situation. Too many women have to experience this. I’m just very glad that I already have two healthy children. I will never take them for granted. Hopefully I’ll be blessed with more.