Bad News Monday

This morning, I could not sleep. I had cramping, but no period. I was officially 10 days late. I felt like I needed to call the gyno today. I wasn’t sure what to think. I have never been 10 days late. My alarm went off at 5:40am. I got a shower, and got dressed, then woke Drew up. After he was ready and our lunches were packed, we left the house.
When we arrived to Oakland, we deposited a check in the atm, and then went to Starbucks to start the morning off right. I felt so bloated. I was in my bloated jeans today. I felt like maybe it might start today, who knows? We kissed and wished each other a good day, and then I went to my building and he went to his.
When I arrived to my office, I called my mom and updated her. She said that I need to stop worrying. I got off the phone with her and reached out to my gyno. The nurse was going to call me back today at some point. The waiting game begins. I called message the dermatologist to try to get an appointment for Friday. I was thinking of taking a sick day. Drew and I both need to get blood work done, but I need to get a script first from my PCP. This was my next call. Well my dermatologist doesn’t have anything open until August. I made the appointment.
The nurse eventually called me back and told me that I shouldn’t worried about one wacky period and it probably still is on it’s way. She told me to take another test tomorrow morning with my first pee of the day, that will be the most accurate. I said, “okay.” she said, “If you don’t get your period next month, then call us.” I said, “Will do.” I felt at ease, that she wasn’t worried about it. I still was going to try and take a sick day on Friday. I am waiting for the script from PCP for blood work to get faxed. Andrew got a script when he went for his annual. We are going to go together. I need a long weekend this weekend.
Today, I moved offices across the circulation desk from where I was before in the Undergraduate Office. It was the one I was in before, but then I had to move to a more private office because if a graduate student as a confidential matter, then I need to be ready to listen to them in a confidential setting. Well now a new faculty member needs it, so I have to move and give up private space. 😦 I  have stuff everywhere in here. I need to organize it, but I have no motivation to do that now.
In the afternoon, Drew texted me and told me that a girl we went to high school with was shot and killed in her parent’s driveway last night. I go online and read the article. Her name was Rachael. We went to high school with her. She had 10 gun shot wounds and was shot at point blank range, after coming home from getting ice cream with her friend. I was shocked. She was in Drew’s class, from what I remember, she was nice  and friendly. I read some more news articles about her. One was that she was involved with a 17 year-old boy, who was a student of hers. Rachael was a teacher for PA Cyber school. Another news article talks about how she was involved in a situation with a wedding dress maker. She got her wedding dress customized and the dress maker was fraudulent or something. It seemed like this black cloud followed her.
Once we got home from work, I made dinner. We prayed for Rachael and then ate dinner. Drew and I talked about the multiple news articles that we saw about her. It certainly does put everything in perspective. We have so much to be thankful for in life. My thoughts and prayers are with Rachel’s family. May she rest in peace.

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