Is this allowed? Can I talk about something so icky on a public forum like this? Well, the ol’ uterus is screaming at me, so that’s all I want to talk about right now: cramps, cramps, cramps! Ay de mi. The trials of womanhood. Popping four ibuprofen hasn’t even helped. Maybe that’s because I’ve been chugging caffeine all morning—I’ve heard that makes it worse. So that just leaves the question: does whining about it make it any better? Could be some sort of physio-cathartic effect. Yeah, I think I feel the pain waning . . .