Saturday, May 5, 2007

This side of normal.

When the nurse called yesterday, I admit that I had a bit of an attitude. And when she said that everything looked "normal", I became even more irritated. Normal? Exactly what is normal? So, I asked about my beta, and she replied that it was so low that I need not be concerned. I need numbers though, I am a scientist at heart and I need quantitative data, not qualitative. If I wanted qualitative, I would have stuck with the pee-sticks.

I should note that as soon as the call ended, AF came a knockin'. AF has her standards apparently, and doesn't come to my house until I am ready to pull all my hair out. Bitch.

Now, I suppose I really will have to concentrate on studying now. Two more finals, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. I will still be stalking your blogs, but am less likely to comment until finals are done. Until then, I am thinkin' of you all.

35 comments:

Tam said...

Hey you, thinking of you too. Hope AF doesn't give you too much of a hard time. Some people just have no clue how hard this is for us...damn nurse!! Hugs sweetie

Baby Blues said...

AF's a bitch. I hope AF doesn't weigh you down during your finals. Study well. Kick ass on your remaining two finals!

megan said...

AF certainly has never been known for her timing....
also, i love it when docs/nurses tell you "not to be concerned." shouldn't that be your decision to make after you receive the information you're entitled to? argh.
sending you all kinds of good, focused energy for your exams. good luck! i'm sure you're looking forward to wednesday when you will have one less thing on your plate for a bit...

Nadine said...

And we're thinking of you too! Good luck with the finals. Have some chocolate; that's my strategy for everything.

Adrienne said...

Good luck with finals, my friend. You're making me a bit nostalgic for that finals feeling...the feeling after they're all over!

My Reality said...

I think I hate the word normal.

Good luck with your finals!

The Road Less Travelled said...

Normal is clinical cause it sure as hell doesn't describe how we feel. Good luck with your exams!

Aurelia said...

Well, I'm floored that AF has come and all is well, just because your description of pain sounded so bad. I feel a bit silly about the email I wrote you now!

I am happy you are okay, but still a bit worried so promise that, exams or no exams, if you are in serious agony and still out of painkillers, you'll get the Doc on the phone?

I want you to live long and well! Let us know how you do on them eventually?

Renee said...

Sorry about the bitchy nurse. And I guess in your case that AF coming to visit is a good thing (personally I can't stand her and can't wait until she moves to FL for retirement.)
Do great on your finals and we'll see ya soon.
BTW: I think it's been great to see you as much as I have. HUGS

Dream Writer said...

Good luck with your finals. It must be exciting for you. I was so excited when I took law!

Patience said...

Thinking of you too babe - I hope af is gentle on you so you can study.....

xxx

thrice said...

I'm not a scientist, and I'm so with you. Numbers, I want numbers. If you can't give me my numbers, fax me *my* results. They are *mine.* Why do medical offices *always* forget that.

Good luck with finals. The thought of *ever* taking another final sends shivers up my spine.

Julia said...

AF is a bitch, she is. Unfortunately, we need her.
Hope she doesn't give you too much of a hard time. Good luck with the finals.

thirdtimelucky said...

I'll be thinking about you too and good luck with the finals.

Becks said...

Just want to wish you luck for the exams - give them hell!!

Love the photo of your dog - it SOO cute and brought a big smile to my face.

Cibele said...

I am thinking of you also. Good luck with your finals

Sara said...

It figures AF would decide to show up! Hope it's not too terribly hard of a one.

I hate when nurses and doctors condescend. I have yet to learn how to stop that.

Good luck with the finals.

Sarah said...

good luck on the exams!!

Molecular Turtle said...

Not to worry we are all thinking of you as well. Hopefully you rock those exams :) I'm also glad to know that someone other than myself requests actual numbers when they go to the doctor.

Colette said...

Well, I am glad that AF came a knocking...finally! Now life con continue! Good luck on finals and get back on that horse again! LOL!!!! Hugs and Blessings

Caroline said...

Sorry about the clueless nurse. AF usually shows for me when I am in the elevator on my way home from by betas. Good luck on your finals. I hope the next week goes by quickly for you!

Ol' Lady said...

you sound like your in better spirits...just knowing whether you 'are' or 'are not' is a relief in itself now you can move forward instead of hangin waitin for something...
now is the time to put your focus and energy into your studies, I'm sure you will do good with your exams :)
my thoughts are with ya

Bumble said...

OK, she's here. That bitch. So now she can bugger off again for another 9 months okay.

Happy Studying!!! Nice new look to your blog by the way!!!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

At least there's progress, as sad as it is when AF is progress....

Best of luck on your exams. I will be thinking of you and sending you calm energy!

The Momcaster said...

well maybe (assvice coming up) it's a good thing AF showed up now. one more thing you needn't worry about when studying for finals!

ultimatejourney said...

Good, she's finally here. Now you can send her packing for a good long while.

Good luck with your exams.

occasionalconfusion said...

I know it may sound stupid but just hang in there. Wish you Good luck in your finals :-)

dmarie said...

Good luck with finals :)

Carrie said...

AF has a cruel sense of timing. Always.

Hoping your exams are going well.

Aurelia said...

Do all these blogcolor changes mean something?

Or am I just being blind and squinty?

Amanda said...

Good luck with your finals!

Dino aka Katy said...

okay I know your busy with finals but if you want to do a quick post I tagged you - hopefully it will take your mind of

Jackie said...

Hey, are you done with those exams yet? Can you come out and play? We miss you!!!

jane said...

AF...I've come to the conclusion, if there is a God, it's not a woman. No way! We get AF for 1/4 of most of our lives & when she goes away, we have to put up with menopause for 5-10 years.

Anyways, I say screw that bitch.

marlena rivers said...

hope the exams go well. i admire your ability to study and take finals, what with all the physical and emotional stress you are under. bravo!