Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In Sickness and In Health

Home sick today. Pretty sure I have what Patrick and Emily had this weekend when we were all at dad's cabin.

Sneezing, coughing, sore throat, mild fever, shivers, dizziness, ear-ache, sinus pressure, runny nose.... Oooh boy! What fun.

I made it through work last night, mostly on will-power. It also helped that I thought it was "just allergies" for the majority of the day. Until my throat started to hurt and I wanted to drill holes in my head just to relieve the pressure.

So, no work today. Loaded up on Nyquil and decongestants. My nose is raw from using too many tissues... This sucks.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

That "New Home" Smell

My dad's mountain cabin retreat reeks of it. In a good way. Kind of. On the 1st floor and in the closets it's a little too chemical-smelling for my tastes. But the air outside! It's heavenly. And it's so green! We went hiking and saw two waterfalls and almost went kayaking and I learned that Native Americans bent saplings to show directions and we saw this great old cabin by some early settler and dad didn't hit his head on the low door-frame this time. Man. Good times.

Been looking at apartments. Found some great deals across the street from work. I think we're going to try to stay here and pay off my credit card though. ::sigh:: Just $2800 left. Only 4 months if I pay $800/mo. Whoo! That would put us out of here by December. I hope we don't get snow before that.

In the meantime, it's off to the gym and overtime and abstaining from cigarettes. Going on three months!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Financially Feasible

I have decided that I don't want to be pregnant. Which is good, since I'm not. But I mean, separately - I don't want to be pregnant right now. I'm not ready. I thought I was. I'm not. Emotionally, I am still trying to be not obnoxious to my perfect partner every day. I wouldn't be able to cope with a mewling infant. Infants are not half as patient and understanding and selfless as Poncho. And it's hard enough with Poncho. I'm just not ready. And don't even get me started on the financial implications.... It's enough to make me squirm. I don't know why I mistook my deep unavailing desire to have children with my preparedness to have them. Silly me.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Back from CVS, chowing down on a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch with whole milk - yum. First pregnancy test was negative. But, my period is still 4 days away, and that decreases the accuracy of the test. So the box says, so I believe. I got a three pack, and more testing will be done. I don't know if I'm hopeful one way or the other. I'm scared. I'm nervous. But I'm not sure which outcome I want more.


So I was woken up by the sound of my cell phone ringing this morning at 10am-on-the-nose. OB-GYN calling to make sure I'm not in pain from whatever happened on Thursday night. I said I was not, but that I was having some bloating/swelling in my midsection and that I felt odd yesterday. They advised that I take a home pregnancy test and scheduled me for an ultrasound and an office visit on Thursday, September 2nd. I'm supposed to have my period starting on Thursday this week, I hadn't even thought pregnancy was an option. And after talking about it with Poncho a few days ago, I'm actually feeling... I don' know the word to use. Sort of "careful what you wish for." But I didn't actually wish for a baby, not really. I just wished for the ability to have a baby. I'm worried now. But I'm sure it's nothing.

Off to CVS.

Friday, August 20, 2010


I had an ovarian cyst rupture last night. Oh boy, what fun that was. Lucky me - Poncho had some pain killers left over from his sore throat. I was able to get a full night's sleep and feel loads better today. But god, I felt like I was going to die last night. Or like I was in labor. It would come in waves, my entire core felt like it was cramped up in a bundle of pain, shot through with a stabbing sensation like my insides were some sort of pin cushion.

I thought I had food poisoning. But I never had a fever, or broke out in a clammy sweat or threw up or anything like I did when I had food poisoning a few years ago.

I've been thinking a lot about pregnancy. I have my second colposcopy coming up on a few short weeks. I'll have to have a LEEP procedure done to remove the affected areas. Removing bits and pieces of my cervix will increase the likelihood of a late-term miscarriage if I do ever get pregnant after the procedure. I won't be able to carry a child to term. I've been thinking about maybe trying for a baby before they cut me to pieces inside. I wonder if they could delay the operation for a year... It's a big responsibility, and we're not exactly where I'd like for us to be when we have our first child. But I would like to have a baby at an inconvenient time than to never have one at all. I'll have to talk with my family about it. And my OB-GYN. It might not even be a possibility, or a necessity, depending on the procedure and the severity of the condition and all that. We shall see.

Poncho, my lovely darling sweetiekins - I just want to say thank you. You're amazing. I am so grateful for you. I made a wish and you came true.