Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's Always Something

So an already stressful few weeks turned more stressful yesterday afternoon when I got a call from my GYN office about my Pap test results.  Shocker....abnormal results again.  Low grade cells, blah blah blah.  This is seriously probably my fifth time having to go in for a colposcopy and likely biopsy as a result of this stuff.  I'm not happy about it, it ruined my afternoon, but that's life.  So I'm going in Thursday morning for that super fun appointment and I get the joy of going into the office after. Cheers?

I'm also leaving work early tomorrow to go see my acupuncturist.  I've made sure to see her prior to all follow up tests I've had in the past, and I'm not going to break the streak...even if my supervisor basically told me she thinks acupuncture is essentially a placebo when I asked for the time off yesterday.  I know some people think it's nonsense, but I really believe in it, and it has helped me with a variety of issues over the years.  So I'll leave at 2 pm tomorrow so I can get to a late afternoon acupuncture session.

Yesterday was just a really long day.  Between a horrible night of sleep Sunday night, Daylight Saving Time and the new schedule, which involves a 5:40 wake up time (!!!), I was exhausted from start to finish.  The bus ride in the morning was actually not bad at all.  Nice bus, cushy seats that recline if you want, lights off until you're in DC, but with individual reading lights if you desire.  I didn't mind that commute actually.  I've decided that as long as the weather is semi-suitable, I'm going to walk from my bus drop off to my office, which is about a mile.  I won't be opposed to getting two miles of walking in every day!

Evening commute was not bad either, it just felt longer because it was at the tail end of a long day.  I have to really motor after work to get to the bus stop in time, so that's exciting/stressy.  Ha!  I got home and was just truly spent, both emotionally and physically.  BF greeted me upon my arrival and gave me a big hug.  I went upstairs to change and found a really lovely little vase of flowers on my dresser.  It made me smile and I was reminded again how lucky I am, and the real reason I've made this big change.  I love coming home to him!

We made a nice dinner last night, talked some, and then I decompressed by watching The Bachelor finale (I know, for shame!) and he did his own thing, and then we went to bed.  I got a much better night of sleep, which was awesome.  Waking up this morning was easier, although still very early.  I guess I will have to get used to going to bed a little earlier to balance out this shifting schedule of mine.

My trainer is coming to the gym in my building today for a session.  Basically he's going to test out the drive and the parking to see if it's feasible for him to train me once or twice a week here.  It's not super awesome for me because we're training over my lunch hour, which means I'll be showering at work, in the middle of the day, but I've got to do what I've got to do!  I'm not sure he'll commit beyond this one session, anyway, honestly.  If that's the case, I'll either find a trainer at the gym I'm going to check out this weekend in BFland, or finally be put to the test on applying what I've learned!

Really, this week just feels super hectic.  :-o  I'm already desperately looking forward to the weekend!

Anyway, that's today's update.  Tons to do at work today, so I'm going to get to it.


  1. Daylight savings screwed me all up too!!! I think everyone was lacking sleep yesterday. Hope the commute continues to be ok.

    1. Thanks! This time of year's DST switch is definitely harder to adjust to for some reason I think!

  2. Sorry to hear about the pap and colposcopy, hope you're not in too much pain after! It's the last thing you want with the stress of house-moving, but at least, BF is a huge sweetheart!!!

    OH MY GOD! Loving this season of the Bachelor!!! Chris the farmer is such a sweetheart and some of the women are... um... crazy (putting it lightly!!!)

    Hope all goes well with gym training. I need to really put myself in gear with training again. Sigh!

    1. The women were totally crazy on the Bachelor. I really liked Kaitlyn, though, but can't stand Britt. Mildly horrified by the premise for the new one, but I guess they're both willingly participating, so...

  3. I don't know your relationship with the supervisor but I didn't like her advice on your medical treatment. I may be way off here? Anyway, I know for a fact that acupuncture has real medical value. I do love your blog.

    1. No, I totally agree. She was out of line offering up rude, narrow-minded and most importantly, UNSOLICITED advice. We theoretically have a good relationship, but sometimes I am more forthcoming about things than I need to be, and that is when things backfire. I didn't want her advice, I was just giving background on why I wanted the time off and making that request.

      I'm with you, acupuncture DEFINITELY has real medical value. Call it nonsense or a placebo effect all you want, but it has helped me with reducing the intensity and frequency of my migraines, carpal tunnel, allergies, and a variety of other things over the years. I am a believer!

      Thanks for the kind words on the blog, and thanks for popping up and commenting! :-)