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One of those days...

when God seems to look down and say, "Y'know, I don't so much like you."

Y'know that little fear all women have during that time of the month? That fear of leaking and things showing through to your clothes?

Yeah. That happened twice today. Ruined a pair of panties and damn near ruined a pair of my work pants. Fucking biology.

Between that, the almost-passing-out at work, and the general feeling full of blah, I am having a hard time remembering why I don't hate life. Then I called Eric, and I remembered a bit. *sigh* Well, maybe God likes me a little.


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Mar. 18th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC)
I sure like you.

An awful lot.
Mar. 18th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC)
That's convenient. Because I like you an awful lot, too. :)
Mar. 18th, 2004 01:13 am (UTC)
Jason suggested last night that half the Reed women were all synced up.
And now you're telling me that even Reed ALUMS are synced up with current Reedies?


I tried offering my uterus to Noah. He said he'd go for it, if we could figure out some sort of time share or shared custody thing.
Mar. 18th, 2004 01:22 am (UTC)
*blink* OK, that's just scary. The being in synch thing, not the Noah sharing your uterus thing. See, I'd be perfectly content to give mine up - I don't want kids. I really think there ought to be a way out of the whole menstruation thing if you don't want kids. I just wish I knew who to complain to. :)
Mar. 18th, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
ok, your icon is adorable.

I know what you mean--I don't WANT kids, so really, the ovulating and bleeding and all that is pretty superfluous. The only part of this whole reproductive organ that I actually like is the hormone regulation.
I need to know more animal phys. Just what is the relationship between the pituitary gland and the uterus when it comes to hormone regulation? Doesn't the pituitary gland take care of all that?

A guide horse! I want a guide horse.
Mar. 18th, 2004 02:42 am (UTC)
The hypothalamus sends axons to the posterior pituitary, which stores the hormone oxytocin (different from the painkiller oxycontin) for release to circulation. Oxytocin's function is not completely understood, but it involves uterine contractions (both during the menstrual cycle and when giving birth) and lactation. Thus, cramps.

Now, the *anterior* pituitary actually makes its own hormones, specifically you were probably thinking about gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), which travels through the circulation to the ovary. There, it stimulates the theca interna cells to make androstenedione, which is converted to estradiol (an estrogen) by the follicular cells. After ovulation, GnRH also stimulates the granulosa lutein cells (which used to be follicular cells) to make progesterone; they still make a little estradiol, too.

I'm sorry - I'm in med school. And you *did* ask...

Mar. 18th, 2004 05:26 am (UTC)
no, that's beautifully detailed.
I hate animal phys with a passion, but it's not completely over my head.
Thank you!
Mar. 18th, 2004 07:44 am (UTC)
Ain't it cute? It's from a Dorktower comic here.
Mar. 25th, 2004 05:40 am (UTC)
oh, God. my condolences. that's why i always wear black for the whole week.
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