Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and the Shaky

It feels like forever since I've updated my blog, so I thought tonight, with some downtime, I would go ahead and throw something out there.

First the good: It appears that I will be nomadic no more. Finally, after hearing nonsense from banks, we may have a home. It's quite a bit larger than we either need or expected, but we are happy. Also, we have put in offers on several others that may be promising, so we will hopefully soo have to make a choice.

Then the bad, and there's quite a bit: Because of budget cuts, I am losing my job. I have put in several applications, and there are a few promising leads. I actually almost see this as a good: Coworkers Left and Right are beginning to drive me nuts with double-talk and two-faced-ness. Is that a word? It is now! It has gotten to the point that I cannot take time for myself unless I am experiencing a disaster (more on that in a minute), but that everyone else is free to come and go as they please. As soon as something comes along, I will likely up and quit; no notice, no "party", nothing.

The other part of the bad is school. I have dropped 2 of the courses I was taking due to too much work and home issues. Between the moving, the future moving, and the job hunting, I only kept what I had to to continue this semester, and will have to take the rest of the classes either next spring (to graduate in a year) or split them and finish in the summer (which will cost more). Decisions to make, but haven't decided yet.

Now the shaky: I have been having migraines for the past week. For those who know me, I am not normally a huge migraine sufferer (Maybe 2-4 a year). When I do get them, they are mild enough that I can take some Tylenol with a can of Coke and take a nap and I should be good. But this last week they have been perpetual. The cause is many factors: eye strain, blinding office lights, and overall work stress seem to be the key players.

On Friday I opted to go to the doctor's office and she gave me two pills; one to take daily to prevent, and one to take when they hit. I took the preventive one last night, the smallest dosage of the weakest pill imaginable (It was 10 mg; few things are that small).

Most who know me know I am a lightweight when it comes to medication, and this was no exception. I fell asleep after taking the pill and about an hour later, I woke myself and Hubs up with tremors. It was like I was shivering all over, but I wasn't cold. I thought it was a panic attack, but I wasn't panicky until AFTER the tremors started and I couldn't stop them. It was a long batch of tremors, at least 15-20 minutes, and I eventually settled down enough to sleep, but in the morning I was completely sore from the chin down and had some difficulty breathing. I went to my doctor who promptly flushed my pills (and my $10 copay) down the toilet and said to not worry about taking any preventive migraine medicine.

On the plus side, I woke up without a headache for a change, but the tremors were just too much to continue with the meds.

So that's a brief update with me. I should be putting up more later, but I wanted to put up something briefly just to prove that, yes, I am alive.