Category: Personal

  • Diary of a Hysterectomy – The Hospital

    Day 0. “Eviction Day” I’m a wreck. No other way to put it. The enormity of what’s happened over the past 18 months (marriage separation and uprooting my life, illness, the death of my aunt, etc), and now this has proven to be too much to handle today. I’m tired and anxious and can’t stop […]

  • Essure update. AKA “Now I need a hysterectomy to fix this shit!”

    I figured it was about time to update the situation with my Essure implants now that they’ve been in for a few months. Nothing has improved and as you can see from the title of this post, I am having a hysterectomy to have the things removed. Why do I need such a serious surgery […]

  • Essure Implants – A Testimonial

    Warning – This post talks about female reproductive organs and contraception. If you don’t like reading about that stuff, go away. I’m taking the opportunity to write about my experience with the (somewhat infamous) Essure implants. If you’ve found your way here after googling Essure either before or after you’ve had the operation, firstly, don’t […]

  • Changes. Well, more changes.

    So, long time no blog. Things change. How many times have I admitted that to myself this year? It’s been an up-and-down few months. I finally walked out of my marriage, a little tenderised but mostly unscathed. I can pretty much thank the Manbeast’s level head for much of it. The house sold for a […]

  • No I won’t “suck it up”.

    You see me whine on Facebook about being sore and tired. You sit there and smile knowingly or roll your eyes because you’re a gym-goer too. Or a runner. Or a crossfitter. Or an otherwise Tough Mudderfucker, but you’re not me. You know all about muscle soreness and recovery and optimal heart rates and that […]

  • No, I’m not getting pregnant. But thanks for asking.

    REPUBLISH NOTE 2018: I am now divorced and have had a hysterectomy. So, Christmas. It really is that joyous time of year when family think it’s okay to get all up in yo bizznizz and ask inappropriate questions and say inadvertently hurtful things. The fact that I have not become pregnant yet or made any […]

  • Letters to My Younger Selves

    Dear 12 year-old Ren, Two important things. First, don’t be wagging school. You will get caught. And you will be stupid and get caught twice. And not only will you get caught twice but the risks you take in going all over the western suburbs of Melbourne by yourself are just stupid. No one knows […]

  • The Weekly Bindi – Week 13 – Of Bindis and Bald Spots

    I know that I have fallen behind with my Weekly Bindi.  Pictures have been taken, I just haven’t been able to get on to post them. See, I am going bald. Slowly. Painfully slowly. But steadily. It’s a slow-burn sort of agony in the same way that orgasms are a slow-burn sort of agony, only […]