Thursday, June 2, 2011

This is TMI... so if you don't wanna know. Don't read this post!

Read the title of this post before you continue. 



and if you're still with me. here it goes:
Yesterday, I mentioned that I've had some girl issues the past few days and I wasn't sure if I should share or not.. but the overwhelming feedback says share away! So prepare for this. And I'm sorry if it grosses you out.. but it's life.

First I'll set the scene:
We're at the lake, a guy I have been on ONE date with is coming up to join us for the day, along with a bunch of other family friends. I wake up feeling nauseous and so so sick... hello period. Which when that time of the month comes around I always feel sick, it's never fun.. mix in the lake and special company and it's just reeeeally not fun.

I'm warning you now.. it's seriously TMI and probably more than you want to know.. so if you aren't game click away now. 

With that being said...
I put a tampon in, and we headed down for the lake. 
It was this guy's first time on the lake, so I sucked it all up and rode the jet ski over a million bumps and waves, kneeboarded, and tubed. I'm talking serious tubing.. Mama shows no mercy on the tube... and she especially didn't this time. I had the most extravagant wipe out to date, and was jostled around a ton.

We eat lunch. I head up to the house to go to the bathroom.. go to change my tampon and the string is GONE. GOOOONE!!! Which I know sometimes you have to feel around for it a bit, but friends.. I felt around and it wasn't there. AND on top of that.. I have a boy waiting on me that I don't know super well yet and I have to act like all is fine and dandy. So I called mama, we decided: HEY! maybe it fell out and I didn't realize it?! (so sick.) and I put another in and headed back down. That's all I could do until everyone left and we could figure it out anyways.

Well the day goes on, and that night when I took a shower I had to feel more of myself than I've ever wanted to. Like, basically gave myself a freakin pap smear. And I couldn't feel it anywhere. This would only happen to me.

So we just kept telling ourselves it probably came out, I didn't realize it, I did have a pretty spectacular wipe out on the tube..  but I still felt like that was weird and I would have felt it.

SO we get home Tuesday and I finally have internet again so I google it. I mean, this isn't that uncommon.. and I read other ways to check and symptoms of stuck tampons. So Wednesday morning I checked ONE last time to make sure.. and I could feel the very tip of it. But it was too far to get out myself.. so I had to call the gynecologist and go have it removed. EMBARRASSING. Apparently it had gotten turned sideways way up in me... And I won't say anymore than that because I don't want you to be too grossed out.

But ladies, that was nasty. I hope it never happens again. I SWEAR, it would ONLY happen to me.. because I really don't handle this sort of stuff too well.

 and I don't think I'll ever use this brand of tampon again. I typically only use Tampax Pearl.. and this one was what we had on hand.. and yikes. I like the pearls soo much better.
 
Has this ever happened to you or anyone you know?
and again, I apologize for sharing my girly issues with you, but we seriously have laughed so hard about this. It's the joke of the year at home.

21 comments:

Pink and Green Moms said...

Oh girl, I got a good laugh out of this! It's never happened to me, but I have had those moments where I'm like, uh did I take the tampon out or not?! :) -e

Neely said...

1. My friend had the same thing happen to her but not whilst on the water. 2. It happens to us all and you shouldnt be embarrased!

Ramblin' Blonde said...

that happened to a friend of mine but with tampax, not pearl just the regular kind. Sticky situation lol. glad you're okay :)

Living On Trees said...

And this is why you are a great blogger! You can share personal things! Makes you human.... So glad you're okay but man, what luck!? Thankfully you had your mom there with you!

Portuguese Prepster said...

this made me laugh because I can see this happening to me! I've heard of it happening to other people. Ahh I would have been panicking the whole time!

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh girl! I'm sorry you had to go through that! Wearing tampons always freak me out!

Sarah said...

haha bless your heart! If I were you, I would blame Chance for jostling you around too much on the tube! That woman is relentless when it comes to throwing you off! But we love her anyway! :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

oh my word. you poor thing! never happened to me before, but i'm going to be extra careful from now on :)

Meredith said...

Don't be embarrassed it happens, it's just one thing that comes with us being girls. I only use Kotex super plus and I have had one problem, but I think it could happen with any brand.

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, I would have died!!! Haha

Jenn W said...

oh my goodness! that is awful. glad you figured it out though and got it removed.
i've never heard of this happening...now i'm a little paranoid. i don't use that brand and probably won't now.

Megan said...

OH MY GOSH!! I'm so sorry that this happened!! Haha. But I did kinda laugh, too! I'm glad that you realized it was still in there because it's not good to leave them in there!

Marjorie said...

Yikes! This sounds so scary. I hope it wasn't painful.

Heather said...

Ohhhh girl...we have all had experiences like this so you shouldn't be embarrassed! I did laugh though at that whole pap smear comment. The joys of being a woman.

Emily said...

Oh my gosh, that is such a fear of mine!!! It happened to a sorority sister and she had to go to the doctor for it too!! So glad everything is ok now :)

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

My heart litereally was beating so fast when I was reading because I was scared for you. That would scare the living crap out of me. I always freak out if I can't find the string for like a MILISECOND if it hides itself in weird places, lol, ya know? So I can't imagine what it was like to go through that. I'm so sorry girl. I feel the need to like send you a card or care package. I'm also going to switch tampons because Kotex is what I normally use.

Jessica Everhart said...

O Leslie you poor thing!!! I cant imagine that ordeal!! Hopefully you will never experience that again!! And I want in on your life! Who is this new boy?

Little Greek Gamecock said...

This same thing actually just happened two weeks ago to one of my best friends but sadly she ended up in the hospital with toxic shock syndrome. I'm really glad that didn't happen to you and that everything was fine in the end.

Tasha said...

Ha Ha! I did the same thing one time but I didn't have to go and have it removed. I was finally able to remove it. That is why I hate tampons...lol!

Jenny said...

LOL! This has happened to me! I was FREAKED out also! I didn't have to go have it removed but I had a friend who did! And hers happened while she was at the lake as well!

I am with you on the Pearl! I won't use anything other then those... And they have to be the lite ones!

Glad you are ok!

Meredith R said...

Wow, that's crazy! It hasn't happened to me (praise the Lord! lol) but it did happen to a friend of mine. She had to do the same thing but just laughed it off...I would have died of embarassment. The crazy thing is, I've heard Pearls aren't the best tampons to use...I use Playtex Sport ones most of the time. But, guess I could try a Pearl!