Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sarah and the no good very bad horrible day

It all started this morning at 6am. My alarm went off. Alarms that go off at 6am are never precursors to good days. This morning I had to get up at 6 in order to be on campus by 7:20 to have a triple screening done for the wellness program. Ok, honestly, I didn't get out of bed until 6:30. But we still made it to the screening place by 7:10. What is a triple screening? They draw your blood and test it for good and bad cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. To prepare, you have to fast for 12 hours. If you know me, you know fasting and I don't get along. That's why I picked the 7:20 am time. That way all the fasting was done while asleep, and I could eat breakfast right after. Well, it's cold and rainy today, so even though I drank a lot of water as soon as I woke up, my veins were tiny. The first lady poked me once in each arm and wiggled the needle around to to get it. Owch! Then she sent me to the more experienced girl who got it on the first try, in a different spot. Hence 3 holes and bruises. Yuck.
Then I've been having some pain in my lower abdomen for about a month and a half. No, I'm not pregnant. So I had an appointment today to get an ultrasound to see if there's a cyst anywhere or anything. If you get an ultrasound, you have to drink a lot of water so that you have a full bladder so they can see. I'm sure there's a bunch of medical terminology that would make that clearer, but oh well. All that matters was that I had to drink a lot of water, and I really had to pee while they took pictures of my insides. Fun stuff.
Then when I got home, I found out that our laundry had been moved into the dryer for us. I want you to know something about me. I'm really picky about how laundry is done. My most favorite dress that I bought in Vienna in 2006 (aka: irreplaceable) does not go in the dryer. It was in the dryer, and now 3 sizes too small. I cried for what seemed like about an hour. I was so absolutely ticked off and frustrated. I don't think I've felt so mad about something in a long time, if ever. SO MAD! But at the same time, I felt rediculous. I couldn't believe I was so upset about a stupid dress. But the more I thought about how rediculous it was, the more I thought about the dress, which made me madder. One downward cycle.
This post is my goodbye to that marvelous, beautiful dress. R.I.P. I wish I had a picture of the whole thing:


Rachel said...

for my ultrasound, i didn't have to drink water (either times) cause it is a newer one, i dunno exactly but so glad for that.

Lisa~ said...

I totally understand how you feel about your laundry, Sarah! :-( In fact, you can probably thank/blame me for that trait!
I know how much you loved that dress. How sad.

Danielle said...

Im so sorry about your dress!!! I would have cried too!! I have had to do ultrasounds with both a full and an empty bladder and it is much more plesant to have an empty one! (Like Rachel said, the newer machines can see through the empty one just fine. So when you do get pregnant try and get a dr with a newer machine!)
Sorry you had a bad day!

Smart Helm said...

That is a very sad story..

I would feel the same way and would probably call and cry to all members of my family to make me feel better. (and plan a trip to Vienna, start stalking the laundry room to figure out who did it, make signs to hang in the laundry room about leaving laundry alone, decide to NEVER EVER leave my laundry alone again....)

I hope u feel better soon!

Chelsea said...

I'm so sad for your dress! And all that on a day when you didn't eat normally, it must have been horrible! So sad.

Melisa said...

I'm so sorry sweetie! I broke a vase I got in Florence and I cried for an hour. And I have to go back to Austria because we recorded over our video of Schoenbrun. :o( So, LET'S GO BACK!!! We obviously both need to! :o)

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

I agree, this is a pretty good excuse to return to Europe :) Looking forward to learning the name of your new pet, by the way. I couldn't think of any suggestions.