Friday, July 11, 2008

Day 1 on Yaz

Backgound: I've been psuedo-diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I have all the indicators including a family history, but I don't get "labeled" until my labwork comes back.

Yesterday I started on Yaz, which I took right after my bloodwork...I know she told me to wait until Sunday but I've just been feeling so yucky and was still bleeding so heavily that I couldn't stand it anymore. Took the pill around 8:30...bleeding had stopped by 1:00 and hasn't come back. After 4 months of steady bleeding...this alone is INCREDIBLE!

Woke up this morning with enough energy to fuel the ever ready bunny for a week. Was out of bed by 5:30 (took pill number 2 at 6:00 am) bright eyed and busy tailed instead of dragging myself into consciousness around 7:00. I've had half a cup of coffee today, as compared to 2 cups average, and still the energy level is high. Also I'm much sharper brain wise. Even my boss commented on it.

Now is this due to the Yaz? I don't know. It could be simply relief from being told that yes my symptoms are reasonable and I'm not losing my mind. The other really cool thing is that I'm not as anxious...again not sure what that can be attributed to.

I've decided to not change anything at all in my life style for the next couple of weeks that way I have a "control" period to go by. We were going to change our diet significantly, but I don't think I'll do that. Maybe I'll add some more salad to the menu, but I'm not going to do the radical "Omega Diet" change DH and I had talked about. Because honestly, I don't eat that badly anyways.

I'm stitching more and will post pictures about that soon. Right now it doesn't look like much...just a multicolored pink blob, but it's an easy stitch and I'm enjoying it. I don't really want to call it cross stitch, although that's the basis, but there's alot of single stitching done with 4-6 strands that I'm stitching in tent stitch to keep the tension nice.

Haven't had much time to work on my XNA stuff recently, but I hope to fix that over the weekend.

Life Stats:
74 days until close date on the condo.
Current Weight = standard weight - 3lbs

Saturday, July 07, 2007

It's Once Again all Suz's Fault :)

Scattergories - harder than it looks!
If you want to tag yourself, go for it.
Rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following.
Your Name: - Wendy
1. Famous singer/band: The Who
2. 4 letter word: Well @#$%
3. Street name: West Street
4. Color: White
5. Gifts/Presents: wrapped goodies
6. Vehicle: Wave Runner
7. Things in a souvenir shop: Water glasses
8. Boy name: William
9. Girl name: Winnifred
10. Movie title: White Christmas
11. Drink: Wassail
12. Occupation: Web Designer
13. Flower: Wisteria
14. Celebrity: Wil Wheaten
15. Magazine: Wired
16. U.S. city: Williamsburg
17. Pro sports teams: Wizards
18. Fruit/vegetable: Walnut
19. Reason late for work: Went to the ER
20. Something you throw away: Wet napkins
21. Things you shout: Woot!
22. Cartoon character: Wataru

Friday, December 29, 2006

Now isn't this interesting...

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Monday, June 05, 2006

A discordant note in the merry melody of my new life...

Wow, how things have changed since that last post.

I did graduate Summa Cum Laude. The Friday before graduation I got a call from a job I had interviewed for in Nashville. Honestly, I did not think for one moment I had a chance. Shows you what I know. I've been working for the company for about a month now. I'm their software catchall. I had no idea all the things I had not learned in college, but I'm learning them now on the fly which is fun, if a bit nerve-wracking. My boss is awesome. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. as is my team. I can't believe how cool this place is. While I'm not curing cancer I am working for a company that provides a very important service to the world, so I can feel good about that.

We've moved to Nashville and have a great apartment that we're still trying to fill up with stuff. All we lack is two computer desks and maybe a new tv. That will all come in time. Currently I'm totally enjoying wireless access and a cable modem.

On a sad note, one of our fur-kids didn't make it through the move. She bolted about 8 hours before we were going to move the last three and punched through a screen. We've searched and searched for her, and nothing. DH is deeply bothered by her loss, and I don't blame him. I've not been as patient with him as I would like to be and I'm working on it. I miss her deeply, but I deseperately want to get settled and enjoy my new location and sometimes his talking about how it isn't complete without her slams me down out of my good mood and that irks me which upsets me because I feel like I've failed him by being irked at him. Bizarre creature I am sometimes, I'm afraid.

Well, there's a program that needs some serious work, and while my boss and team may be patient with me, I am not as patient with myself and would very much like to get this bloody thing working by the end of the day.

Life is good, but there's something missing in the melody of my existence. To the fur girls we've all left behind either alive and lost or over the rainbow bridge in the last weeks, I dedicate this entry to Fozzel, Isis and Salsa. We'll miss you, ladies, life won't be the same without you, and neither will we.

Monday, May 01, 2006

I get by with a little help from my friends

As of about 20 minutes ago…

I have completed all the work for my BS in IT.

If I may brag a bit…

On May 6, 2006 I will be graduating Summa Cum Laude
The score on my exit exam was in the top 5 of the entire senior class of my large University
I am a member of The Golden Key Honour Society as well as The National Society of Collegate Scholars.
I am the first to graduate from my university with all my classes taken online in this program.

My final GPA will be a 3.912 with a 3.95 in my degree program

I have proven all of the nay sayers wrong.  I succeeded where so many have said I could never possibly succeed.  I have done it with the love and support of a husband, my best friend and dearest supporter, who deserves every ounce of my gratitude and then scads more.  

Despite the road blocks thrown up by someone who should have been supporting me I did it and damn you to hell for trying to guilt me into thinking I was somehow lacking because I didn’t do it your way, instead I did it MY way and look where it got me.  

And to all my friends who have listened to me whine and complain, and rant, and cry over the past five years…thank you!  I would also like to thank the academy…oh wait wrong speech :D

I DID IT…with a little help from my friends!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Met with The Company yesterday and they were very nice.  Far smaller than I thought, but very nice and in a great area.  I fell in love with Nashville.  I think DH did as well because we both are suffering from “smalltown-it is” and are cranky.  Being in Nashvegas with him was great and I want to go back so badly.  I can do the work, and they need me now to convince them of that since Boss/Father is being pissy about things, not that I blame him since his life is in the toilet, but I’m not the one who flushed it.  I sense jealousy from him that there’s a future out there for me, but I can’t live my life for him anymore.  

Best part about this whole move thing is that I can’t wait to have a place for just my family where we can discover and learn about a new city.  Nashville is beautiful, and warm, even the traffic isn’t that bad, you just have to be patient with it. A couple of my other friends are looking for new jobs as well, so send all your “Good Job” vibes our way, and for the one about to pop too!

So much change, I should be terrified, but you know what, I don’t think I am.

Monday, March 20, 2006

More job stuff...

Well now…

I have two interviews tomorrow in Nashvegas and the other job that dropped me is asking me to come up and train with them and do some remote work for them at a very nice price.  I’m a bit stunned.  More than anything, right now I just want to curl up and make the world go away for just a tiny little bit.  I know change is good and all that, and I’ll embrace it, but does it really have to move this quickly? (  The weekend was good up until dad decided that chasing me down was a good idea and that really bugs me when he does that which probably is adding to my stress level.