Wednesday, April 07, 2010
When things change in my life, it's never just one or two little things. It's HUGE changes, wether I initiate them, or someone else does. Here are some of the things that have been going on in my life the last 2 weeks (caution, some explicit female issues right at the beginning here, not for the squeamish)...
I haven't had a period since mid-February. I was on a 2-month cycle of Provera, because of heavy/prolonged bleeding, and it was making my period last even longer than the normal 11 days I usually get stuck with. Doctor had me taking the Provera on days 14-24 of each cycle. The problem is that the Provera made me start my period again on day 21 of each cycle! This means that I bled for 14 days, had 7 days off, then bled for another 14 days, had 7 days off again. You can see how this might not be so fun, right? So I stopped taking it on day 21 of the 2nd cycle, when I realised that I was once again starting my period a week early. My period stopped, and has never restarted. I took a pregnancy test a couple of weeks ago and it came back negative, but still no monthly visit. I don't think it's menopause, because my sister is going through the exact same thing, and she also took the provera for 2 months & then stopped. Provera = messed up hormones... So I'm just enjoying not having a T.O.M. for a while!
We took a day trip to Oregon the day before Easter with Jim's 16 yr old daughter Kiersten to meet his 18 yr old daughter Aleia. Aleia did not know we were bringing Kiersten, we surprised her. The girls had so much fun getting to know each other, and Jim and I loved watching them. We took a few pictures, and I will post some of them later tonight. The trip was a blast, even though I didn't get any sleep for 2 days - up at 5:30 Friday morning, worked all day & all night, drove to daughter's Saturday morning, spent the day, drove back and got home and into bed at midnight Saturday night. I was pooped, but it was worth it! And Kiersten spent the night on our sofa, our dogs loved her!
Jim also has a 20 year old son, Matt. He has been trying to locate him for the last 6 years, but his mom did a disappearing act a while back and child support enforcement has been unable to assist (Jim had a terrible caseworker, but the new caseworker has been very helpful). He finally found Matt on MySpace last week, and sent him a message. They've been talking, texting and emailing for about a week now. So in 7 months we went from no contact with his kids to having contact with all three! Ages 16 (this month), 18 and 20...wow! I haven't met Matt yet, but am looking forward to him being a part of our lives.
I've been having a hard time committing to my exercise routine, what with my busy schedule and my emotional excitement. Seems like I just want to sleep instead! So last Thursday I dropped my car off at the Dodge dealership for an oil change, and walked the 2.5 miles to work. I loved it, and am now walking to work in the mornings and home at night, at least 3 times a week. It's 3.56 miles round-trip, so it's a great way for me to get my cardio in. It's taking me around 29-30 minutes each direction (except when I have to wait for a train or for a light to change). I really enjoy the time to myself, and I don't have to get up quite as early, I stay in bed an extra 20-30 minutes, which is wonderful!
Jim has been selected for management training with his company, he leaves for San Francisco on the 18th for a week. I'm really hoping to make a lot of changes around the house while he's gone, as he is very anti-change, but usually likes the results afterward. Things like moving furniture, painting, deep cleaning, reorganizing, etc. This training should also mean a raise for him after he gets back, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
There you have it, some of the changes that have been affecting my life lately...