Sunday, August 19, 2007

How many jobs you got, mon?

Financially, things haven't been too good in our household. We took on a new roomate to help with the rent, but then when that wasn't enough I got another job. Thankfully, I love my new job that involves working at a wine and liquor store selling quality wine. Although, how I am going to work a 25 hour per week job and go to l@w school is still beyond me.

Instead of focusing on how I am going to manage my time, I have been absorbed in my own body. As you can see I am well through half my cycle this month. Apparently last month's entertainment wasn't enough for Uterus, so she decided to keep me on my toes by throwing me a new curve. Despite the fact that I am on cycle day 13 or so, I am bleeding. Not the full force menstrual version, but there is enough to make me think, "What the fuck?". This has been going on for about a week now. I have a lab order to have blood drawn so we can look at my estrogen and FSH level, but I haven't had a single moment to go and get it done. So, I am wondering what you all think is going on. It's bright red blood but there are no cramps or pain. Any thoughts?

23 comments:

Julia said...

Hm... tough. I would say go get the blood work done, but maybe tack on hCG and progesterone, just to be sure.

Do you get a discount in your excellent wine store?

Barbara said...

I have no idea Nicole. I'm glad you like your new job. Are you learning a lot about wine and liquor?

Dino aka Katy said...

well I find working a lot of job keeps me from obsessing to much over the fact that I don't ovulate. Maybe keeping busy will help you. As for the bleeding I don't know but definitely get the lab work done

Nadine said...

I hope you're getting a discount! I'm trying to get my parents to go to wine country with me. Step-Mom loves wine, and Dad could be the DD.

tipsymarie said...

Glad to hear from you!

The bleeding could be a result of the early mc. You might be having an anovulatory cycle. It seems like this might have happened to me somewhere along the way.

Aurelia said...

I'm echoing tipsy marie, and thinking that this also happens to me when my estrogen is too low.

I'm sorry too hear about the money issues. This really sucks. Hows it going around the law office for the summer?

niobe said...

I don't have any thoughts whatsoever on the freaky cycle, but my thought on the 25-hour a week job and l@w school is that you are working far, far too hard, even if you love your job and even if you get a discount. I know, it's not as if you would have chosen to do things this way. But that is a serious amount of stress to add to your life and I hope the financial issues let up soon.

megan said...

i hope you get some answers soon. bodies can be so stupid sometimes. i do believe it's time for yours to give you a break!
i'm glad to hear you're enjoying your new job, but hope that you're able to get some time for yourself too.

hope548 said...

Glad you are enjoying your new job! I would definitely get that bloodwork done and find out what the heck is going on. I hate not knowing!

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

I can't believe you are having to work so much. Can you get a legal research job? I did for $25/hr, and i loved it.

Sarah said...

my two cents worth is with tipsymarie. hope the hours are at least flexible, can you get any studying done at the shop?

marlena rivers said...

my only advice is to get all the tests done to figure out what's going on. but take it easy not to work too hard. it's a fine balance between working too hard while studying and stressing out about money, i know. hang in there. thinking of you.

Amelia said...

Hey there, I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I'm reading ya.

I also have the infamous "chronic mental illness" and am trying to conceive and dealing with infertility. Thought you might want to connect with another "crazy" wannabe mama.

Jenny F. Scientist said...

Nicole hon, just dropping by to say I hope the weirdness has resolved and that you're feeling better.

Also, a JOB?!? I hope it's relatively pleasant even though it sounds like a time crunch!

Maggs said...

you amaze me, woman, how do you do it all? oh, and this being off meds thing...oh.my.god. this sucks. here's to hoping we get knocked up and have babies sooner vs later!

Marie-Baguette said...

you have not posted in a while. Are you OK?

Caroline said...

How have you been? I've been getting worried.

peep said...

Just checking in. How are things going? I caught up on your last several posts since I have been MIA for the past 2 months some of them made me laugh out loud. I hope you are doing ok.

Not so little sister said...

Where you be at, girl? I miss you!

Dino aka Katy said...

just wondering how you are

Tink said...

I know it's been a while since I've stopped by your page, but am wishing you the best! Hang in there, it can only get better!


How have things been for you otherwise?

Dianne/Flutter said...

Are you OK? You've been silent for a while. I hope it is just all of the jobs and school keeping you busy.

Tam said...

Hey Nicole, just checking in on you...that ticker is looking mighty fine Chick!! Hope all is well xxx