Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I'm not

So this past weekend I was completely exhausted. I slept almost 36 hours straight and was just fatigued all weekend. Add that to the fact that I’ve lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks and that I’m losing a lot of hair, and you get someone that is a little concerned about her health.

I was even so exhausted yesterday that I called in sick for a half day yesterday morning. I came in at noon and our receptionist said something about me looking well rested. I said, that yes, I was well rested and that I slept a lot over the weekend. She tried to give me many possible reasons why that could be the case…and because she does not have her medical degree, I walked back to my desk.

I had to pass by her desk a few minutes later…and that’s when she said:

Her: So I figured it out. You’re pregnant.
Me: Nope. I’m not.
Her: No, I know. I’m just saying…what if you WERE?
Me: Well, I’m not.
Her: No, I understand that. But what if you WERE?
Me: Um…I’m not.
Other receptionist: She’s just saying that fatigue is a symptom of being pregnant.
Me: Yeah, I get that, but I’m not. And if you guys could just spread that around the office, that’d be great.

And then I got PISSED.

I mean really…I shouldn’t have to go into my menstrual cycle intricacies with them. It was a rude assumption in the first place, but after I said (the first time) that I am not pregnant, shouldn’t I get the benefit of the doubt of KNOWING WHETHER I’M PREGNANT OR NOT?!?!?!?

They heard that I was dating G…but I don’t broadcast my sexual behaviors at work (please, I leave that to my blog) and I really feel like that was pretty darned assumptive on their part.

AND even if I was, what’s the big deal anyway? Did they really think that the two people that I would tell first would be both receptionists? Uh yeah- because we’re SO close!

The substantial weight loss, hair loss, and fatigue could be explained by a lot of things. Thyroid malfunction, brain tumors, or hey…what about STRESS? I mean, I’m refinancing my house (assuming my house appraised for what I think it should have), we’ve had layoffs at work (and I have no clue if I’m next or not), my relationship with G is looking like it will be terminated shortly, our bonuses got cut at work (so money is significantly tighter), and also I STILL can’t find Pete. :)

The good news is that there was significantly less hair in the shower today and I woke up with more energy the past this morning than what I have in about a week. Perhaps this is a passing thing…


turleybenson said...

But what if you WERE? Yeah, that's beyond obnoxious.

So last year, before I "WAS" I had a really alarming amount of hair loss. I mean, it's not like I had bald spots or anything, but for a good 6 months my hair was all over the tub, in clumps. I did find out I had borderline hypothyroidism, but honestly, I don't know if that was the connection. I was also dealing with a LOT of stress at work, and I like that answer better.

So this is just to say, I have no answers. You're welcome.

And sorry about everything, especially G :(

Jon Hey said...

I'm so happy for you. What names are you thinking of?


Rebecca Jo said...

People all up in everyone else's business...

Anonymous said...

I don't know the specifics, but a friend from college was pregnant for 9 months and DIDN'T KNOW IT! Apparently there was some pseudo-menstural thing going on the whole time. She got suspicious when her cramps seemed *really* regular and went to the hospital. A few hours later and she and her husband had an instant family. So, maybe it's not 100% impossible...

happyfunpants said...

Uh...yeah. I'M NOT.

Patty said...

It sucks when you can't even figure out why your feeling the way you are. It's weird because when I came back from spring break I felt like I had no energy. It took me 2 weeks to get back into my normal mood. And no I'm not pregnant...I hope. Kidding. I'm not.