I had a kid. That's my excuse for not updating in….forever.
Don't own anything!!! That's all Stephenie Meyer.
There were cars everywhere. And not just normal cars, Cops and…animal control? And a lot of them. There were lights and sirens and a whole lot of people….Everywhere.
"What in the hell is going on?" I said looking back at Alice.
"There's a herd of deer in the store. They ate all the produce." She said laughing as if it was the most normal thing in the world, something that happens everyday.
"Well then, you guys like to go hunting. Why don't you help them out." I said laughing.
"Not funny Bella and plus that might really freak them out." Alice said seriously. I rolled my eyes.
"It was a joke. And we need cake mix. Let's just go to the Harris Teeter."
"But that's twenty minutes out of the way, even with the way Edwards drives." Alice complained.
"You got a hot date of something?" I asked looking at her.
"No, I have a gorgeous husband with a nine inch cock waiting at home for me though."
"Well tell him to take a picture. You can look at it later, but by the time all of this gets over with, we'll probably be home, so start driving. I need to look up a recipe." Alice settled with a fine then and I pulled out my laptop. By the time I had searched the recipes for white chocolate icing and yellow cake, we were there.
"Come on. Let's get what we need so Alice can get home to her penis." I said.
"You know Bella; you don't have be a bitch about me getting some. Just because your not, doesn't mean you need to take it out on us." My mouth hit the floor and the tears came to my eyes. I turned and ran into the store, the last view of Alice being in shock. I ran to the back of the store and into the bathroom where some old lady commenced to tell me that no guy was worth my tears. I ignored her and she patted me on the back and left. I went into one of the stalls and changed my tampon…again. Periods sucked. Normally I would have rolled my eyes and gone on, but my unstable hormones just wouldn't allow it. On top of the sickness associated with it, the diarrhea, cramps, headaches, sweats, and the god awful bleeding, there was the urge to cry, curse, hit stuff and people, break things, slam things, blah, blah, blah….. And it only gets worse before better. Right as I flushed the toilet and opened the stall, Alice walked in.
"What do you want, Alice?" I said with a mean tone. She came up and wrapped her arms around me. I didn't hug her back.
"Bella, I'm sorry. I was only joking. I didn't mean it." I sighed and wrapped my arms around her.
"It's okay Alice. I over reacted." We laughed.
"Come on. Let's go get your cake stuff. Jasper really is waiting for me." I shook my head while she smirked. Soon we had what we needed and were in the car headed for home. My stomach hurt and I was exhausted and before I knew it, was sound asleep.
I woke up to being lightly shaken. Esme was standing over me. I mumbled unintelligibly.
"Bella honey, you need to get up. Your bleeding everywhere." She said whispering in my ear. I sat straight up out of the bed and looked down, my head was spinning. One, ouch, my stomach was killing me, and two, sure enough; I was sitting in a giant puddle.
"Oh shit." I said tears coming to my eyes….again.
"Oh Bella" she said. "Come on now, don't worry. You give me your clothes and go take a shower. I'll take care of this. Go on now." I got out of the bed and stripped off my clothes not really caring that Esme was standing right there, but more worried about getting blood on the carpet. I put my clothes in the basket she was holding.
"Thanks Esme." I said as walked carefully to the bathroom, one hand on my cramping stomach, the other on my head, trying to keep it from unscrewing itself from my neck. I was surprised I found the bathroom, for the room turning.
"No problem sweetie. Oh, and Edward and the rest went hunting. They didn't want to disturb you, so no worries. I'll have this taken care of before they get back. Just take a shower and come get some dinner if you're hungry. Let me know if you need anything."
"Okay. Thanks." I said closing the bathroom door.
I turned on the shower and the wall jets. Drying my tears I opened up the drawer and practically overdosed on Midol. I hurt so badly. I was just getting ready to step in to the shower when I rushed back to the toilet, only to deal with yet another round of diarrhea. I broke down in tears which only brought me to my knees, facing the toilet, and dealing with a round of throwing up. I did my best to slow the tears, but they didn't. They just kept pouring, I continued to throw up, and there was blood all over the floor and the bathroom was a sauna because of the shower. I flushed the toilet and put the lid down so I could lay my head down and halfway hoped I would died. To make things worse, there was a knock on the door.
***IT GETS KIND OF GROSS HERE. FAIR WARNING. ***
"W-w-what?" I said through my sobs
"Bella, sweetheart, can I come in?" Edward asked? I thought he wouldn't be back yet. "I came back when Alice saw you getting really sick. She's back too, the others aren't."
"Go away, Edward. I'm sick and naked, and- - - - " I threw up all over the floor causing the blood on the floor to splash and further cover me, the toilet and the wall and it did nothing but bring on another round of hysteria.
"Bella, I don't care that you're naked. Bella you're scaring me. Can I please come in? I could here the desperation in his voice.
"W-w-what E-e-ever Edward." I said the sobs breaking my voice up. I was hunched over the floor, my stomach in searing pain, my cheek against the cool tile, my sweating body covered in puke and dead blood, and my butt facing the door. What a great first way for him to see me naked on purpose. The door opened, and if it wasn't for my breathing already being bad enough, I would have held it.
"Oh god, Bella." He said rushing over to me. I continued to cry even harder and I couldn't breath and then I throwing up some more, Half way choking. But at least it wasn't all over the floor. I was sitting up and a trash can was under my mouth. When I was done I slumped back over and….cried. What else could I do? I heard Edward over at the shower momentarily and the he was sitting back down beside me and running a cold towel all over my body, cooling me off and getting rid of every substance on me. When he was done he put it on the floor and cleaned everything up. He did it in seconds, and then threw the soiled towel in an empty basket. What he did next surprised me. He stripped of all his clothes but his boxers and picked me up. I groaned when he touched my stomach. He walked into the shower and sat me on the banc I slumped over resting against the tile, eyes closed and breathing heavy.
"Come on now Bella, I don't think this is just your period anymore. Say something or look at me."
Edward was talking to me, but I couldn't do any thing he asked. I couldn't make myself talk or open my eyes, I couldn't move. The only thing I could do was breathe and I was having a hard time with that. I let out a little moan, it was the best I could do. I felt a washcloth against my face and then it was wiping the inside of my thighs. Why couldn't the one time he would do that be when I was basically conscious?
"Come on." I managed to crack my eyes open just enough to see him stand up and sit beside me. He pulled me over, so that I was sitting between his legs and leaning against his chest. He grabbed a plastic cup from beside him and held it under the shower spray. He poured the water over my hair and wet it. After a couple cups of water, he grabbed my shampoo and started working it through my hair. Oh my god, his fingers felt so good. It was such a shame I couldn't even speak, just letting our little moans mostly of pain more than pleasure.
"I know, Bella. Just let me get you clean and we'll go to the hospital and see Carlisle." I managed to find my voice then....a little anyways.
"Nooooo...." I said in a light voice.
"Don't even try to argue with me Bella. You need help. Something is seriously wrong and you can't say it's not, literally." He finished rinsing the shampoo out of my hair and then sat for a moment like he was debating something.
"Alice?!" he called. Alice? Why did he need Alice? She appeared in seconds.
"Yes? Ohhhhh…." she said spinning around so that she was not facing us, probably more because of her brother than me.
"I need your help and I have underwear on for the love of god. Be mature."
"I am plenty mature."
"Then act like it. I need you to wash Bella while I hold her up."
"Hmm, okay. But be mature Edward." Then Alice was stripping too. What was up with people taking their clothes off; however, if I wasn't so sick, I might have cared, but I didn't. Alice stepped in with only her tank top and panties on. She and grabbed my sponge and some soap and started washing me. She started at my shoulders and moved downward, and then she got to my belly and started washing it...with way to much pressure. I screamed when she pushed on it and then threw up all over all of us. Why me?
"Oh, Bella, I'm so sorry." Alice said taking the hand held shower head down and washing all of us off. I was in hysterical tears and couldn't breathe and I hurt so badly. The bleeding started getting heavy. Like globs and I could feel it getting worse and heavier as seconds went on. She quickly washed the rest of me gently and rinsed in between my legs as best as she could. When she was finished she shut the water off and grabbed my towel, drying me off and doing her best to avoid the blood. She wrapped my hair up in it and turned to Edward.
"Set her on the toilet." She said as she stepped out of the shower. He set me down at vamp speed and I leaned against him trying to slow the sobs. Blood, blood, and more blood, was all I could think about. Edward was right, something was wrong. This had never happened before.
"Bella, can you tell us your symptoms or try to? We need to know what to tell the doctor."
I licked my lips and tried to slow my crying enough to speak. It came out like a whisper because I couldn't breathe.
"Dizzy, (-breath-) cramps, fever earlier, stomach hurtsss…, (- breath -) diarrhea, headache, can't breathe, and A lotttt of blood…" That was all I could think of.
"Hang on. I know something she can put on that won't cling to her stomach." She was back in a flash with a larger black night shirt. It was long sleeve and if it hadn't said Victoria secret on the front in hot pink letters, she could have put me in a clown suit and I would have noticed for all the tears in my eyes. She grabbed a pair of panties off the counter and one of my thick maxi night pads out of the drawer and put it in my panties.
"Okay, no tampons for you right now until we know it's safe. She wiped me off with the toilet paper before shimming the Underwear up my legs. My black sweats followed and then the big black t-shirt. Edward stood me up but supported me the entire time. I couldn't stand on my own. Alice pulled off the towel ringed the water form my hair before combing through it quickly and putting it up in a ponytail.
"Okay. Sit her on the couch. Bella, Listen to me. I know you want to sleep, but you can't lay down, Okay?" I nodded slightly. Edward walk out of the bathroom and sat me on the black couch. "Edward, get ready, I'm going too. I'll tell the nurse as much as I know about her past girl stuff. I know more than you do. You'll go find Carlisle when we get there. I'm going to dry off and tell Esme to bring the car around. She ran out of the room and Edward leaned down to kiss my forehead before flying into the bathroom and then into his closet.
I sat there shivering and crying and barely breathing. And my belly…… Ohhhh….
"Come on Bella." Edward said scooping me up off the couch and running downstairs with Alice right behind him. Esme was stepping out of the car when they reached it. She kissed my forehead quickly and then Alice.
"Go, go. I love you guys." She said before Edward sat me in the passenger seat and Alice climbed in the back. Edward got in the car in with one hand on mine drove down the long driveway. Edward and Alice were concentrating on what could be wrong with me.
I concentrated on not throwing up.
We pulled into the emergency lane at the hospital and Edward put it in park. They both hopped out and Edward came around to get me. They walked into the hospital and I gagged at the smell of bleach and sanitizer. They walked to the counter and the receptionist looked up in surprise, probably more toward Alice and Edward than me, but even I knew this receptionist. Eliza. She was young and a complete and total sweetheart.
"Edward and Alice Cullen," She said in her bright cheery voice. "-and Bella! What did she do now." They didn't laugh, and I almost cracked a smile…almost. Alice spoke.
"We need a private room and please page Dr. Corinne Verna immediately. We can talk in private." Verna? I didn't recognize the name and turned my head toward Edward a tad. He leaned down to whisper in my ear.
"She's the hospital's OB/GYN. She's apparently very good at what she does. Her reviews rave it." I had never been to a gynecologist and the idea scared me, but at least it was a woman. I did not want some old guy, or even worse, Carlisle, down there messing with my lady parts. (And Carlisle is really old… and my father in law to be, but that's beside the point.) When we got to a room, Edward sat me on the bed and pecked my cheek.
"I'm going to talk with Carlisle. Alice is going to stay and answer questions. If she says something wrong, do your best to correct her. I love you." I nodded and then the door shut. A nurse, who had come in when Edward was talking to me, took a seat and started throwing out questions, Alice answering all of them.
Lots of questions here, I know, but pay attention to the questions. They are important to the story. If it has a * beside it, it's a question the nurse is asking.
Pretend this story was written in 2007, by the way.
"Isabella Marie Swan."
"September 13th, 1989"
*"Okay, what are the issues with Isabella today?"
"About and hour and a half ago, she woke up to excessive bleeding. She has her period right now, but even I know that the amount of blood that was there was not normal, especially because she was asleep. Um... Got up to go take a shower and didn't make it in. She started having diarrhea and she started throwing up quite a bit. When my brother, her fiancé, found her, she was lying in the floor, and along with everything else was covered in puke and blood. We got her in the shower to get her cleaned up and in the process of getting soaped up, I was washing her stomach and had just a little bit of pressure on it, and she screamed bloody murder. She couldn't breathe she was crying so hard and then she threw up, and then she started choking. Her bleeding got even worse; it was actually starting to glob up."
*"Oh wow. What do you know about here menstrual cycles in the past compared to this one? And also, what is your current relationship with Miss Swan and do you know if she has ever had sexual intercourse before?" My tears were still flowing and I was half way curled around my stomach. I hated pads by the way.
"I'm her best friend and sister-in-law to be. No, she has not had sex. She always has cramps, headaches, and heavier bleeding than most, but nothing out of the ordinary. This time, she's had symptoms of Dizziness, extreme cramping, fever, major stomach and pelvic pain, diarrhea, headaches, she can't barely breathe, in case you cant already tell that(she was referring to my shallow breathing), and enough blood that if you had seen her on that bathroom floor, you might have confused it with a murder scene. I think that the large amount of blood loss explains her paleness. That or its pain."
*"Yes, okay. Dr. Verna has already been paged. I'm going to get her on some oxygen, changed into a hospital gown and get two different blood test samples." She stood up and walked over to one of the drawers. She pulled out a gown and handed it to Alice. "If you will, help her into this. She doesn't have a tampon in right now, does she?"
*"okay, good. Once you have her in that, I need a menstrual blood sample, so do you want to get it, or do you want me to get it?" uh, Alice. I turned my head towards her slightly.
"I'll get it. Come on Bells." She uncurled me and lifted my shirt off and slipped the gown up my arms, tying it in the back.
*"Okay, I'm going to lay her back, just a little bit, and Isabella, I need your arm up her." She picked my arm up and sat it on the little table. Oh dear lord. I'm gonna puke…again.
"Look at me Bella. Don't look at what she's doing; you don't need to throw up anymore. I rolled my head to the other side and sniffed. Alice started pulling my sweats down my legs. "What do I do?"
"Get as much of that blood as you can into that vial on the counter after you wipe her up with a paper towel first and then an alcohol wipe." The nurse finished getting my blood quickly, which I was thankful for.
"Can we put a bed pan of something under her first?"
"Yes." The nurse said turning around and getting one out of one of the cabinet. She handed it to Alice and she situated it under me before pulling my panties down.
"Oh wow" the nurse said when Alice had my panties of. The nurse, who already had gloves on traded Alice my panties for a pair of gloves. The nurse pulled the pad out of my panties and changed it while Alice wiped me down with the paper towel and alcohol wipe, putting them both in the plastic bag along with my soiled maxi pad. Alice held the vile to my entrance and it didn't take but about thirty seconds to fill the four ounce container. She snapped the lid on, handed it to the nurse who marked it and put it on the tray with the other sample, put my panties almost all the way up, and wiped me one last time. They teamed up, so when the nurse pulled the pan out from under me, Alice pulled my panties up quickly, so not to get any blood on the bed.
"Okay, I'm going to take these to the lab. Dr. Cullen's probably got them on their toes about there jobs if they don't have these run within, you know, two minutes, you being who you are, so just hang tight. Be sure your breathing as deeply as you can." Alice nodded for me and she left. I did my best to take a nap."
About five minutes later there was a knock on the door and a middle age lady with dark red hair came into my room.
"Hi there, I'm ." she said shaking hands with Alice. "Okay, straight to the point. I've read what the nurse wrote, and I think the best thing to do is a transvaginal ultrasound. It's going to be messy, but is the best way to find masses or tumors or anything else that could cause what's going on. Okay?"
"Yep." Alice said, but I shook my head. My voice came out in a whisper.
"What your going to do, is place your feet in the stirrups with your knees bent. I'm going to place a probe that has, basically a condom with some gel on it, inside your vagina, not very far in, but enough to look at your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Shouldn't hurt very badly, however, because you are a virgin and are probably pretty raw right now, it may sting or burn, a bit. The rest is simple ultrasound. It'll send out wave which will produce a picture, and that's that. We should be done in thirty minutes max. Are u scared? " I nodded.
"Don't be. I'm going to go get the equipment and I'll be back in five minutes. Go ahead and cover up and untuck the bottom of the sheets."
"Okay." Alice said. She walked out and shut the door. I rolled my head to the side and looked at her.
"Edward." I said in a barely audible voice.
"He's with Carlisle. They will come together to give you your test results."
"No, now." I said in the same tone. I wanted him here now. I really was scared. I didn't like the idea of anyone sticking anything in me that didn't belong there.
"Are you sure? He might see something?" She said.
"I don't care." I whispered. She sighed and pulled out her phone while standing up and pulling the covers over me, pulling the covers out at the bottom but leaving them down.
She walked over to one of the cabinets and put it under me, doing the same thing that the nurse did with my panties. She spoke on the phone to quickly for me to keep up with what she was saying and then hung up. She sat back down and we waited. Edward walked in with in the next minute taking a seat beside me and grabbing my hand.
"Everything's going to be okay." He whispered in my ear.
Dr. Verna walked in with a cart and started plugging things up.
"Okay. You must be Edward, Bella's fiancé. I'm so glad to meet you." She said shaking hands with him.
"Thank you. You too." He said.
"Do you know what were going to do?" she asked him.
"Okay. Then let's get started. And don't worry Bella. It won't be that bad." She popped the stirrups out from the sides of the bad and lifted my feet up into them. Oh my god this was so embarrassing. She sat down on the stool at the end of the bed and lifted the covers so that they were resting on my knees. "I need you to scoot a little closer Bella." Edward helped me slide down and she picked up a little skinny tube that was wrapped in plastic. Excuse me. Rubber. It really was a condom in it. She squirted some gel on the top and then placed it at my entrance. She reached over and cut the monitor on. I grabbed Edward's hand and buried my face in his shoulder.
"Remember, Bella, it's an ultrasound. Not childbirth." He said in a low voice, but both Alice and the doctor heard him. They laughed and I was squeezing his hand off, or attempting to anyways.
"Okay, your going to feel a little pinch and maybe some stinging, but it should get better after a second. She inserted it and holy shit, if that was pinch, I wondered what a poke would feel like. I sobbed into Edwards shoulder.
"I know Bella." He whispered in my ear. I shook my head.
"No you don't." I said as firmly as I could manage. He laughed…a little.
It was over after about fifteen minutes and she pulled the probe out.
"Okay. I think I have a diagnosis, but I'm not positive. I'm going to rewatch the ultra sound, tell the lab techs to run the test if they haven't already, and and I will be back in about ten minutes. I'll get a nurse to come in and clean everything up."
"Thank you." Edward and Alice said together. She snapped her gloves off and threw them away before taking my legs out of the stirrups, folding them down, covering me up, unplugging the cart, and leaving. A different nurse came in immediately and disposed of the bed pan and got my panties back up and on.
"You can get dressed in your clothes if you would like." Then she left. Alice helped me get back in my normal clothes and then Edward held me while she pulled the covers up, halfway making the bed, so I could sit on top. Edward sat beside me in the chair and brushed the hair off my forehead.
"Here they come." Alice said. Carlisle and walked into the room and she took a seat. Carlisle closed the door and leaned against it. Carlisle took a deep breath.
"Okay, I have good news and I bad news. Which do want first?" They all looked at me.
"Bad." I whispered.
"After the ultrasound and the blood tests, you've been diagnosed with three different reproductive system diseases."
"Oh great." I said with as much sarcasm as I muster up. "What's the good news?" I asked in the light tone, still out of breath.
"None of the three diseases are toxic Shock Syndrome and are easily treatable. You have Endometriosis which is the major one. It's only symptoms are abnormal bleeding, painful periods, and general pelvic pain."
Dr. Verna spoke. "Endometriosis occurs when tissue normally found only in the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus — in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other parts of the pelvic cavity."
Back to Carlisle. "The second is Dysmenorrheal. It's more common. It occurs during the menstrual cycle because of high prostaglandin levels. Prostaglandin is hormones.
The hormones flow through the blood vessels of the stomach and kidneys. High levels, therefore resulting in serious pain. Its symptoms include cramps, vomiting, and headaches, dizziness, and, along with the fact that your dehydrated, diarrhea.
"The third is called Menorrhagia. It's is when a female has a very heavy cycle with excessive bleeding. Symptoms are heavy bleeding, fatigue, and paleness due to blood loss. Any questions?" wow….that was a lot to take in. I looked at Edward the same time he looked at me. He rubbed my hand. I turned back to Carlisle."
"How do I fix it?" He laughed.
"I'm going to put you on birth control. It'll help with all three. It'll reverse the growth of the tissue, regulate your hormone level, and help with the heavy bleeding and other symptoms. We both agree that Nuva ring is going to be your best option. It's low maintenance and we think its going to be best for regulating your hormone levels.
We're also going to put you on naproxen which is a sodium painkiller. Anymore questions?" I shook my head.
"Okay. I've already called both into the pharmacy and will get them on my way out tonight. Bella. You need to go home. Drink at least twenty ounces of water and sleep. Got it."
"Yes sir." They left the room and I went home, not realizing what I was about to endure with birth control.