Friday, September 26, 2008
So my husband, Aubrey was laid off this week. They let his entire department go.
So what now? Well, we stress out, Aubrey sends out his resume like a mad man, and I attempt to not eat everything that comes into my sight. Sounds good?
Before all of this crappiness happened, I signed up for a research study for GAD. I've gone to the first appointment, where I got to sit around for about four hours!! Whoo hoo! They did a physical, took about a gallon of blood, and I talked with a therapist. He determined that I probably do have GAD, as well as social anxiety. Um, can I say duh? We didn't get into the OCD or the agoraphobia, but they didn't have anything to do with the study. But anyway, I'll find out on Tuesday if anything in my blood disqualifies me and then I'll be taking the study medication and meeting with the doctor for the next couple of months.
Oh, they also realized that I have incredibly low blood pressure. Like way below normal. The doctor said that it should be fine and is probably due to the fact that I exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. But then, that could also explain some of my health issues. They are all symptoms of having low blood pressure, and could possibly be helped by taking in more sodium and caffeine.
I hope you all are having a much more fabulous week.