I used my Keeper last month for the last 2 or 3 days of my period. Then I used it during ovulation through the EWCM stage. Finding a good stem length has been a challenge and I may still trim some more off. But overall, I've been pleased.
I've been quite nervous about my first real "whoosh" with the Keeper. I have a really heavy flow and have read the horror stories of removal and insertion and generally uncomfortable issues.
Well, tonight, I had it in because I've been spotting in preparation for The Big Whoosh. I started cramping pretty badly, so I knew my dear Aunt Flo was knocking at the door.
After I got home, I went to the restroom and was surprised to see that my back-up pad was clean. So was the TP when I wiped. (I always leaked a little with Instead) So, I removed the cup. Whoa, Momma! It was filled to the first measuring line. I hadn't even realized when The Big Whoosh began!
I have to say, I was pretty proud of my first removal with measurable fluid. Not even the slightest hint of a CSI reinactment. ;)
Insertion was a bit tricky, though. My cervix appears to be quite a bit lower right now.
I have to admit, I'm pretty nervous about tomorrow. I'd rather have The Big Whoosh day on a weekend, at home, where I can be as CSI as I need to be and not worry about scaring my poor, unsuspecting coworkers. I have no idea how long I'll be able to go between emptying. I guess I'll learn a bit through the night tonight.
Is it crazy to be nervous and excited about this??