Me, at work: *stomach area feels kind of weird *
Me: *goes to bathroom *
Me: *wipes *
Me: *sees blood on tissue *
Me: WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING?! AM I DYING?! *repeats emotions of first period in 4th grade *
Me: …Wait a minute. This is normal. This is a normal thing that happened to me monthly for upwards of 15 years. This stomachache is probably cramps.
Me: *digs around in desk until she finds a pad *
Me: *takes extra strength Tylenol *
Me, at home: *feels unbearably tired, passes out waiting for chicken to defrost to cook dinner *
Me: *reallllllllllllllllllllllllllly fucking hopes this isn’t gonna become a thing again *
GO HOME, MENSTRUAL CYCLE. NOBODY MISSED YOU.