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Warning… Danger Will Robinson!

I know that this is not wedding related but as there are no men on this page, I feel sort of liberated in opening up about this topic.

I was put on the pill from the age of 13! Shock, horror. Not for any reason other than the 4 or 5 ovarian cysts I had at the age of 12, which resulted in hospitalisation.
First, remember I am now 35, this means that the pill they gave me didn’t have a pretty name like Jasmine and wasn’t gentle on my body. They were heavier/stronger pills and they made me  depressed.

At the age of 18, they put me on Depo-Provera and I was on it for the next 14 years. No question, no review, no advice. So then when I saw a doctor who told me that being on it for longer than 2 years in a row without review could cause me to be infertile, I was a tad pissed off.

Then they put me on Implanon… now girls, if you only listen to one piece of advice when it comes to my blog it is NEVER go on Implanon.

Every single one of my friends that has been on Implanon HATED IT! It makes you angry, short tempered and makes you feel a tad nuts. Let’s be honest, you ARE actually acting nuts when you are on it. My suggestion: Seriously. Stay away from it!

Here is a list of side effects as listed on their website:  undesirable effects related to the use of IMPLANON included increased appetite, affect lability, depressed mood, nervousness, libido decreased, dizziness, hot flush, abdominal pain, nausea, flatulence, alopecia, dysmenorrhoea, ovarian cyst, implant site pain, implant site reaction, fatigue, influenza like illness, pain, and weight decreased.” 

I honestly had a few of those symptoms. I know side effects come with any medication but I am finding that more and more women are telling me of their trip into crazy town whilst they were on Implanon.

I have now had mine out for 1 ½ months and OMG. It’s like getting my life back! I feel like I am returning to a state of calm. I know that for those who actually know me, calm isn’t the best description of my personality but I do now feel relatively “normal”.

Please, for not just your own peace of mind but for the sanity of those around you, find a better option than Implanon.


Crazy women

Invitations are soul destroying


Well, I might be going a little overboard with that statement but the whole process of deciding who to invite and who to remove from the list is the biggest headache I have had so far with this wedding.

If you don’t know me personally, I am a people-pleaser and I want to keep EVERYONE happy. But I can’t.  I would love to invite everyone. But I am not able too.

After a big discussion with my Matron of Honour and my Fiancé, who have opposing opinions, I think I have decided to keep both of them happy and do both (do you see the common theme here?)

So my question to you… Am I doing the right thing?

So I am now thinking I will invite people to come and check out the wedding (which is being held in a pretty cool location and has its own bar on premises) to keep those who can’t wait to toast my nuptials happy and then I am organising an after-party! This is for those friends who we just can’t invite to the reception but who, we know just want to come and enjoy a few drinks and celebrate what will be a very lovely day with us.

So… is it wrong to do this?

I know it is my wedding and in theory I can do whatever I want but in reality, I care what people think of me and never want to hurt them or disappoint them so I definitely do not want to send out an invitation to an after-party if it will offend that person.

After party fun

Disclaimer, this is not a photo of me or any of my friends however, I did “borrow” it from a dear friend called GOOGLE

I think I am getting a dress-ache!

To start, with I need to say…I feel so sorry for my bridesmaids.

EVERY WEEK I come up with a new wedding dress for me and then we have to re-think their possible bridesmaids dresses.

Currently, I have 3 potential wedding dresses. The final decision will depend on my weight and how I am feeling closer to the date – as I plan on ordering it in December.

Do I go cute? Sweet? Sexy? Big? Long? Short? Off-white? White? White and Black? Black? Red? Long veil? Short veil? No veil? Heels? Wedges? Flats?!!!!

HOW have millions of women around the world been not only able to make up their mind but stick to that one option?

HELP ME fellow brides-to-be or please speak up if you have already had your wedding and are now the wise woman I need to learn from. Please help as I  truly have absolutely no idea what I am doing!

I still find it hilarious that I booked my wedding and reception venue OVER A YEAR AGO and didn’t think twice about booking them. They were simple choices! SO WHY IS THIS SO HARD?

Please give me advice!! All I want is for Guy (my fiance) to look at me as if I am the most beautiful woman in the world, and with love in his eyes.

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