WARNING! I am going to talk about my lady business because it’s sort of integral to the last few days. If you can’t deal with the word menstruation, you might want to come back tomorrow.
Wow, I really think the universe is mad at me. Last night I got to spend 6 hours in the ER because I was bleeding so heavily I was dizzy. Also, the cramps had woken me up the night before because they were so intense. I don’t know why, but it sucked, especially since we had to drive the 7 hours home to go to the ER my insurance will fully cover. I spent 2 hours waiting for a bed (Sara F came down and hung out with me for a bit, thanks bff!) and then another 4 waiting to be allowed to leave. It wasn’t bad except for the last hour where I was moved out in to the hall still in my hospital gown. I got to listen to some teenage girl scream and puke for an hour. I think I may have also overheard a bit too much HIPAA protected information. At least I got come vicodin.
They checked my TSH at the hospital and it’s still too high for Clomid. The fact that I’m relieved about that tells me I’m making the right decision to not pursue it for now. The ER doc said I may actually need a month or two of birth control to reduce the bleeding problem, but it’ll be up to the gyno on Monday. I got lucky and my regular gyno is out of town for a few weeks so I get to see a young doctor who happens to specialize in infertility. Second opinion without having to do any work for the win!
The best part was when I got home to a summons for jury duty. I’d actually always wanted jury duty, but it’s in the middle of June and I don’t think my boss is gonna be happy about me missing another week of work after missing multiple days for this cluster (last Friday to travel, Monday to get home because of the food poisoning and today because of the narcotics) and the days I need to miss still this summer for another wedding and a memorial service. I hate feeling like a bad employee.
Meanwhile, I had my laptop at the ER (doctors and hospitals with wifi are the best) and spent the whole time talking to my MiT friends on facebook. It is so amazing to be constantly in contact with people who are ready to storm the ER if you ask them to. I really couldn’t ask for a better group of friends and I can’t wait to see them all at MIT on Saturday.
On a totally unrelated note, Chester was waiting at my garage door when we got home last night! I’ve been so worried since he got let out last Saturday, so I promptly put him back in the garage with lots of food and water. He seems happy to be back, although he wants to come and go more than I’m willing to let him. The poor little guy still needs a good home! I’m especially concerned because my garage gets hotter than a hotel room on prom night and the temperature is supposed to go back up later in the week.
Anywhoodle, I finally uploaded all my DC pictures, so you can expect a recap of our trip tomorrow or Thursday. I’ll be running again starting Saturday, so this will actually be a running blog again (gasp! shock! awe!). I’m really looking forward to starting my training again and I’m so glad MiT is starting up again. One of my favorite things about my city is that we have this incredible running program. Until then, maybe someone can explain this picture to me?
Anyone else need some luck? Have you ever had jury duty? Is it as boring as it sounds? Did you do anything interesting today?