When you’ve been married as long as I have (okay, it’s only four years, but go with me on this one), you treasure the time with the spouse, but always appreciate a few days of bachelor-dom (spinster-dom for the fairer sex?) to remind you of the days of yore. So when I found out that the lovely Mrs. Tophour was taking the boys and decamping to the in-laws’ for a few days, my imagination ran wild. What would I do? Maybe go out to tip a few with the boys, or get a card game up, or a *cough* gentlemen’s club or at the very least, sit in my underwear in the living room watching “Old School.” So what did I do on this, a swingin’ footloose and fancy-free Friday evening? Taking the contraceptive pill usually results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding. This means it is sometimes also prescribed for women who have problems with particularly heavy, painful or irregular periods. The cilest pill is a monophasic pill. This means that each tablet has the same dose of hormones in it. You take one tablet every day for 21 days and then have a seven day break from pill-taking. During your seven day break, the levels of the hormones in your blood drop, which results in a withdrawal bleed that is similar to your normal period. You start the next pack after the seven pill-free days are up, even if you are still bleeding. Ideally, you should start taking this pill on day one of your menstrual cycle (the first day of your period). This will protect you from pregnancy immediately and you won’t need to use any additional methods of contraception.
I cut the grass and cranked out this here Toppy update. Sad, ain’t it?*
Good update, though — our first IDs from a market I’d describe as “pretty freakin’ north,” Presque Isle, Maine, as well as a straggler from 150 miles or so south (but still pretty freakin’ north), Bangor. Thanks to Rob Sobczak for tonight’s goodies.
*I am planning to play golf on Sunday, so at least I won’t be completely pathetic…just mostly so.