Jennifer Dharmasurya
30 July 2004 @ 10:21 pm
ACK
I was putting in my Keeper tonight and it unfolded before it was in position.
I'm FREAKING OUT that I pushed a whack of air into my vagina and that I'm not going to wake up in the morning because of an embolism.
(A friend of mine died of one not that long ago, and it hit me really hard!)
What are the chances of getting an embolism from air in the Keeper??
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Ide Cyanide_cyan on July 30th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC)
Pretty darn low. Sleep soundly.
Jennifer Dharmasuryajynxgirl on July 31st, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I did, and lo and behold, I woke up just fine. My husband thought it was a silly fear, but then remembered about my friend.
I'm going to take a Keeper break this cycle though because DAMN that hurt.
Katrinasolandra on July 30th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
You'll be fine.
pelt the rabbit in his big white facemalantha on July 30th, 2004 11:16 pm (UTC)
i'm pretty sure you'd already be dead. :P

i dont think the thing popping open is going to force air into your vagina. prolly it'd just be painful or uncomfortable :P

sorry to hear about your friend
Katrinasolandra on July 30th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
I would like to add: Rough sex pushes more air into the vagina then the keeper/divacup/mooncup!
Jennifer Dharmasuryajynxgirl on July 31st, 2004 07:03 am (UTC)
Really? I never thought of that.
Jennifer Dharmasuryajynxgirl on July 31st, 2004 07:03 am (UTC)
It really was painful.
Thank you.
beckiebeeeckie on July 31st, 2004 02:37 am (UTC)
ouch. I think you'll be alright, like everyone said. sorry to hear about your friend. :(

one time I did not insert my keeper right and it unfolded a bit AFTER I'd gotten out of the bathroom and was doing stuff around the house. it must have been pressing against my intestines, it was seriously painful. I re-inserted and all was well. ever since then I've learned to really reach inside and feel to make sure it's soft and round ALL around. I give it a good twist.
Gluppit the prawling strangles, thereelettaria on July 31st, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
It's a myth, it's a myth, it's a myth. (I presume your friend died of a different type of embolism, not from having air in her vagina. Condolences, by the way.)

Calling the moderator/s: this one seems to come up fairly often, might be an idea to put something about it in the Memories section.
Jennifer Dharmasuryajynxgirl on July 31st, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
She had an embolism from her C-section. (Not sure of the details) The air bubble ended up in her lung.
Gluppit the prawling strangles, thereelettaria on July 31st, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
How appalling. You'd think you'd be safe from that sort of thing in a hospital procedure, but it seems not. My osteopath had trouble with her C-section as well, ended up nearly dying of septicaemia. I can understand why it'd make you panicky, though. When I was 16, the girl who had been our au pair when I was 3 died from the Pill. She was 29 and had had 2 strokes and 2 heart attacks. Gross medical negligence in her case, but it's still put me off the Pill for life.
Jennifer Dharmasuryajynxgirl on August 1st, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
I HATE doctors at this point.
My C-section took over a year to heal. It had to be restitched three times, and it was infected for 6 months straight.
My brother-in-law (16) died in December because of an exploded appendix that the hospital managed to overlook three times!
I walked around (well, hobbled) on a broken ankle for 3 weeks because the emergency room doctor missed a crack the width of a penny and the span of my meta-tarsal bone.
I hate the medical world at this point
Gluppit the prawling strangles, thereelettaria on August 1st, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
I have ME/CFS/CFIDS/FMS/whatever the hell we're calling it, and there's nothing the doctors can do for it. I should possibly be grateful. Mind you, that tends to mean they deny it exists when it's actually a highly debilitating condition.
Geeky Artsy Veggie Girldarkhorse43 on August 2nd, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
CFS = Chronic Fatigue Syndrom? If so I was "diagnosed" (aka written off) with that as a teenager. Turned out to be major problems due to candida yeast caused by taking antibiotics. You may want to look into "The Yeast Connection" if you haven't allready. Feel free to leave a message in my journal if you want any more info.
Gluppit the prawling strangles, there: Crocosmiaelettaria on August 3rd, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
Nope, definitely ME. It started in a fairly classic way, burn-out plus flu. I've had it eight years, I'm getting fairly good at dealing with it but it's still a total pain in the arse.
Geeky Artsy Veggie Girldarkhorse43 on August 4th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC)
I looked up ME and all the sites say it's just a different name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrom. That's how mine started too. I had the flu in January 1992. Five years later I was finally able to lead a normal life after treatment for candida yeast. Five years with the diagnosis of CFS did nothing but give doctors an excuse to do nothing.
Jennifer Dharmasuryajynxgirl on August 4th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
For me, CFS has been an interesting run. People (read: doctors) pass everything that goes wrong with me off as CFS. *sigh*
What are the treatments for candida yeast? I'm already doing the acidopholus regimine daily.
Geeky Artsy Veggie Girldarkhorse43 on August 5th, 2004 05:57 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. After 5 years I and the doctors had given up. It was just on an off chance that I went to this chiropractor who also did lots of other alternative treatments involving nutrition and environment. Basically to get rid of the yeast (which is not the same as a yeast infection) you need to go on elimination diet. This means no sugar, yeast, and anything else you may be reacting to. It's much easier to do with supervision because there are tests to figure out what foods are aggravating you. Working with a doctor you also get the benefit of nutritional therapy (ie herbal pills) that help speed the process of elimination up.

To give you an idea of what the diet was like for me here is the list of no-nos as far as I can remember...
no yeast (so the only bread I could eat was sourdough or matzo)
no sugar
1 fruit a day
no peanuts (mold)
no mushrooms (mold)
no oranges, lemons, limes (grapefruit was the only non-reactive citrus fruit)
no milk products
no wild rice
no tomatoes

I know there was more but it's been a long time since I had to do the elimination diet. I think I mostly lived on almond butter sandwiches on sourdough bread and plain pasta. It took about 6 weeks total and then I could eat everything again. It made a huge difference in my life.

I'm not sure how to find the kind of doctor I use but my doctor's website is http://www.drraw.com if that helps.
Jennifer Dharmasuryajynxgirl on August 2nd, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
CFS as in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I have that as well... sucks doesn't it?
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