Short version: bitch bitch whine whine I'm probably fine.
Long version: about a month ago I started having some weird symptoms such as headaches, migraine headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, and night sweats. The night sweats were the only consistent symptom beyond a few days at a time. I can deal with everything else, but I've never had night sweats before (we're talking soak the sheets and my pyjamas multiple times each night) so it kind of freaked me out.
Once they'd been around for six days I went to the clinic, and they did some blood work (Nov 20). The results came back inconclusive -- a couple oddities, but nothing really off and nothing that explained my symptoms. So a second round to confirm the first tests and also look at a couple things more closely (Nov 27). Results on this (Nov 30) came back inconclusive as well -- some of the previous oddities were gone, but others remained. So I was sent for an ultrasound (around the corner, had to wait only about 30 minutes!) which -- you probably guessed this already -- was inconclusive, and I've been referred to a specialist clinic at St Michael's downtown.
"Have you ever seen the show House
?" said my doctor. I rolled my eyes. Apparently this specialist clinic is sort of in the figuring weird stuff out category, not specializing in one area. Whatever.
Meanwhile I've been exhausted because the night sweats continued for 18 days straight. The last couple nights they weren't as bad though, with only one change of pyjamas required each night. Then last night the spell was broken: an entire night of sleep! No stupid sweating! So I'm very hopeful that whatever weird alien infection I've gotten from too much time enjoying the TTC or whatever has started to falter and I can get back to regular life. Because fuck this is exhausting to deal with.
As a side benefit of all this though (find that silver lining!
) I have updated blood work for all over, I have ultrasound results, I have updated STI test results, so I can enter 2008 completely confident that I'm just plain old average without any specific troubles. :-)
(the doctor is open, friendly, seems knowledgeable -- plus he knows when to ask for help -- and he's young, so I think I'll stick with him. Plus my mother the nurse has reviewed everything I've been going through and has been providing advice, and my ever-loving husband 1_2_ready_go
has been gently encouraging record-keeping and smart questions so I feel very well taken care of. Woo!)
Now back to procrastinating while Vincent is at work. I used spray foam to fill a few holes in the walls so that's good. But now I need to find something else productive that still prevents me from going outside (brr!) to rake leaves.Edit:
I should have specified that I've covered a lot of ground with the docs already, and this post isn't really a plea for ideas, it's just me bitching. :-)