Thank you anyway, universe!

For those who wanted the update, GH did have his job interview (it was an in-house sort of thing). Although he of course went in with amazing ideas that would have revolutionized the program and the world, there are a few other "in-house" factors we now know about that make his shot seem a bit slimmer. So . . . even though nothing has been announced, I'm not going to hold my breath on that one. Am just telling myself that what the universe (read: all of you lovely people) is really sending our way is a much BETTER job that we just don't know about yet but will blow us away with its amazingness. And then GH will be able to stay home at nights and he won't need a walker for a Christmas present and we will buy a 100+-year-old home in the countryside and we will have precious pygmy goats in the backyard and a couple of chickens and a garden that I somehow don't kill and which grows itself and maybe even a magical pony and we can argue over the covers every blessed night. So thank you for helping to bring that future just a little bit closer, everyone!

And thank you to everyone with the thyroid encouragement. I know from the way I was talking everyone assumed hypothyroid stuff, only check it out: My bloodwork actually showed hyperthyroidism, which led to a conversation like this.

Medical people: These results are interesting because the symptoms you described were more of the hypo variety. So, have you experienced any feelings of nervousness or anxiety?

Me: Nope.

MP: Difficulty sleeping?

Me: Huh-uh.

MP: Fast or irregular heart-beat?

Me: Nnnnnope.

MP: Difficulty keeping weight on, or maybe even losing weight?

Me: BAH-hah-ahhahahah! Yeah . . . not so much.

They're 90% believing that it's something called thyroiditis, which is sort of a "hello, let's play the fun game of watching your thyroid levels go up and down" thing. But I'd take that over Graves' disease, which is the other potential option and does not seem like much fun as it can cause things like miscarriages and actual cobwebbed ovaries. But the nice part is that right now I feel fine so I'm going to go back in in a few weeks and then they'll take more blood and see where things are going. (Note: I have had blood taken twice now for the first time in over 10 years and I'm happy to say that both times I was SUPER BRAVE. Just wanting to get that out there. When things like flu shots and mole removals make you black out, a blood-letting that doesn't involve passing out, whimpering, or running away is a triumph.)

The doc did warn me that I'm likely coming down from the "hyper" part and could soon be showing "hypo" symptoms such as fatigue, etc.

Me: And weight gain?

Dr: Well, I wouldn't really think so. It is possible . . .

Me: It's just that with the holidays coming up and everything, that would be a really awesome thing to be able to pin it on.

Dr: Oh? Yes, that is true. Well, you go right ahead.

Me: Thank you. I believe I will.

Oh, pumpkin pie? Get on over here, lover.


abby said... [reply]

The secret is finding a good phlebotomist. I once had so many painful stabs I came out of the lab looking like heroin addict. The best phlebotomist I ever had insulted me the whole time he took my blood. I barely felt it but maybe it's because he was insulting me. I've learned I handle it better if I look away. It's gross to watch your blood flow into tubes. If you have small veins like me, ask for the butterfly needle. It's much less painful.

You get used to once a year pricks when you have thyroid issues.

I can't wait to see pictures of your magical pony.

brinestone said... [reply]

I love the way you write. That is all.

goddessdivine said... [reply]

Sorry about the thyroid issues. Needles pretty much suck; but get used to it, because you've hit the lovely 30s where your body requires more maintenance.

Can't wait to see the magical pony.

Azúcar said... [reply]

Pygmy goats! I'm on board for the pygmy goats.

Lady Steed said... [reply]

A big pat on the back for you not freaking out with the blood drawing. Remember that time when we tried to give blood but chickened out? I still feel bad about that.

mmmm...pumpkin pie is such a delicious lover. I
can't wait to get me some of that tasty action.

Audra said... [reply]

My aunt has fainting goats, you may want to look into those, they are awesome! One of her sons has taumatized them so much that they faint when they see him coming. Fun stuff.

I have been through the weird/political working of in-house hiring before, and it sucks!

Sorry about the thyroid issues. Makes me want to get mine checked out. I am falling apart and it runs in my family!

Anonymous said... [reply]

So, when are you gonna help me out with how to get a great deal at the spa in PC???

Desmama said... [reply]

I think something might be wrong with me. I hate pumpkin pie. Really.

I love your future house/yard/animal set-up. Is GH cool with chickens and stuff? I keep trying to talk DesDad into and he just looks at me like I'm clucking at him.

Stephanie said... [reply]

well, sucks to you assmar. i mean thyroid issues. i hope everything works out. eat lots of pie.

and GH will find viable employment soon. or, you know, the world will end and it will all be the law of consecration anyway.

that is what i tell myself as i approach unemployment for the second time.

emandtrev said... [reply]

I'm sorry about the thyroid issues. From what I've heard, it is imperative to get a good referral/specialist if it comes to it. Meanwhile, I totally hear you on the pumpkin pie love. I love anything pumpkin, really. I have a lovely little pumpkin recipe that is kind of a cross between a tart and a crumble. I'll get it to you if you are interested!

emandtrev said... [reply]

P.S. Did you read Seriously, So Blessed today? Made me think of your "one last stop" H1N1 visitors.

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