Day 1 in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City


I arrived at Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) yesterday afternoon. My first impressions were hot and clean. It reminds me to Bangkok, but much cleaner. The traffic was quite bad from the airport to my hotel that located in District 1. So far I like this city.

After I’ve arrived at the hotel, I took a quick shower. Me and husband took a short walk to Bui Vien Street to find something to eat. My husband ordered chicken spring rolls and I ordered local’s stir fried vegetables and pineapple fried rice. It was tasty!


Of course, my best friend, Adenomyosis won’t leave me alone. It gave me cramps that pushed us rushed to our hotel sooner than our plan. When we arrived, I found that my new electric hot water bag didn’t came out with a charger in its packaging. I felt frustrated. 

My husband rushed out to find a hot water bag for me. He came home with this:


If I were in China, I wouldn’t buy this type of hot water bag. It’s low quality, it smelled like burnt plastic when I pour hot water in it. But this is the best my husband could find. He went to 3 three different pharmacies to get this. 

He also bought this:


Paracetamol with codeine? The pharmacy people said should help with the pain. But I’m too scared to experiment with a new medicine when I’m in pain, so I’ll stick with ibuprofen. 

Around 7pm I found that I had my period. Okay, all of the pain made sense now. It came one day earlier than the prediction.

I ate mangoes that I bought from a street vendor for dinner.


Around 9 pm my husband back from dinner and brought me this :


Green juice with ginger in it. I passed out after I drank it. I think it helps with the pain. I only took total 1 ibuprofen yesterday.

It’s hard to travel when you have Adenomyosis. Lots of preparations needed. And when something messed up, you need to be prepare for the worst. I’m grateful to have such a wonderful husband who understands how hard living with Adenomyosis would be. I love him very very much! 😍😍😍

Pain checker – day 1 of this month’s cycle: Cramps and lower back pain (2/10-3/10)

Ibuprofen: 1 x 200mg

Eating Clean: Day 5

I just burnt my toast πŸ˜† I tried to make a savory toast. I mixed 1 tbsp of ghee, a pinch of salt, garlic powder, thyme, toasted garlic and onion and spread it on a wholewheat bread. I used oven to toast the bread,  put it on 10 minutes (without preheat) and added 5 more minutes without looking back to the toast. Yep, I burnt it πŸ˜† but the taste was soooo good!

I cut a half of papaya and a kiwi. Perfect taste, sweet and sour πŸ˜‹


Me and my hubby met for lunch, we went to Korean restaurant. Healthy food indeed 😊



I made Indonesian bumbu rujak beans, steamed vegetables, olive oil fried egg, and rice for dinner. It’s a simple dinner but so tasty.

The pain is here, let’s walk it out


I started to feel slight cramps on my lower abdomen last night. I took 1 (200mg) ibuprofen so I could sleep. Yesterday was 4 days before my next period. I started to feel anxious. I think my condition is getting worse because my cycle is getting shorter.

I’m tired to feel anxious every day when it’s almost my period time. I’m tired with the pain. I’m loosing my confident, I’m loosing my freedom. My confident and freedom to go out anytime without the fear that I will have sudden cramps and leave me stuck outside the house with so much pain. 

My uterus started to swollen last night, I know it’s coming soon. The pain is here… not the worst but it’s here.

I’m going to walk to groceries store now, it will be about 2.5km. I want to face my fear. But with preparation of course, some Ibuprofen and Swiss rolls in my bag, just in case I lost this battle and have to squat in pain in the middle of the road. God, please give me strengthπŸ™πŸΌ


So, I successfully walked to the groceries shop. In 10 minutes after I started to walk ,the pain escalated. I ate a protein bar and 1 (200mg) ibuprofen — I can’t take ibuprofen without food, it hurts my stomach–. I kept walking although I was in pain.

I finished my groceries shopping but the pain is getting worse, I feel like I’m going to faint. So I’ll sit here for a moment while waiting the ibuprofen reacting. There’s KFC downstairs where I can hang out, but really what can I eat there?

Pain… Pain… Go away, come again another day πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

PD -4: Good Morning!


Good morning!

I woke up with a great feeling today. My body feels warm, the same as sensation that I feel after yoga or exercise. Man, I feel good!

Today is day 4 before period. On my last period, I didn’t feel any pain at this day, I hope it will be the same. When 2 days ago I started feel pain on my back, I was really concern. Why? Because that’s usually a sign that the next period will be the bad one πŸ˜” This is how you live when you have Adenomyosis, you’ll be very anxious when it’s almost the time of the month.

My breakfast. A Banana, a kiwi, and an apple.