I haven't been feeling very good since starting Estrace three times a day. It's been a fun mix of nausea, lethargy, nausea, insomnia, nausea and it's been progressively getting worse the longer I take it. It sucks, but I am taking it as a good sign that it's working and building my lining up like it's supposed to. I'll find out on Friday. Fingers crossed!
Today, I need to vent a little bit. I'm exhausted. Just plain exhausted.
I'm on-call for work again which happens every six weeks for a duration of one week. When I'm on call, I have to carry my Blackberry around with me everywhere I go and keep it next to my bed at night because if I get a call that there's a technology problem in our corporate environment, I have to deal with it right away. Usually these problems mean I have to dial into a conference call where the issue is thoroughly troubleshooted through resolution. This usually takes at least an hour but usually more. Sounds like a blast right? Oooooooh it sure is.
When I'm on-call, getting calls in the middle of the night is a regular occurrence, but last night deserved an award. I got THREE calls! One lasting over two hours. But this time, we added a few special ingredients to the magic - nausea! Dry Heaving! Stomach ailments! I was bent over a bucket dry heaving in between talking on the conference call. The word "miserable" doesn't even come close to describing the situation. I ended up having to sleep in our guest room because I was afraid I'd disturb my husband. It turns out I did and he volunteered to sleep upstairs tonight and possibly for the rest of the week. I don't blame him and it's probably for the best.
I really hope tonight is better and I can make it through the rest of this week in one piece. I got probably two hours of sleep total last night and it was that crappy half-awake kind of sleep. I'm sipping on my half-caff coffee right now. I have been really good at limiting my caffeine intake even though my RE says one cup or regular coffee is fine a day. Today I just won't make it alive and on the other side without it.
But in my delirious state on my second conference call, I got to thinking, Maybe this is training for when we have a newborn? Ha! Yes!
I'm awakened in the middle of the night multiple times to the cries...err rings....of my Blackberry for late night feedings, err meetings. I have to get up and give it the attention it needs on the spot with no regard to my need for sleep. Once the baby is back to sleeping (i.e. issue is resolved) back to bed for me only to keep a keen ear out for more cries...err rings.
I'm trying to look on the bright side. And that's the best I could come up with. :)