February 14, 2009

Knocked Up or Cancer

I've been tired. Really tired. As soon as I wake up, right after a nap, for no reason at all, I'm tired. Fatigued even. I checked to make sure I hadn't been taking my anti-anxiety meds in place of my anti-depressants - which is something I was doing for weeks once before I realized it. No, not a meds mix-up.

What else could it be?

Web MD gave me two options. Cancer or pregnancy.

I told my husband he needed to pick me up a pregnancy test because I'm either pregnant or I've got cancer. Without missing a beat he says, "It better be cancer."

So, obviously no mattress dancin' for him tonight.

But... Oh. my. God. The last time I remember feeling like this was... oh surely not... yes, when I was pregnant with Aidan. Wait! When was my last monthly pimple explosion? Oh hell, it better be cancer. Otherwise somebody got some 'splainin' to do. The makers of Mirena and Dr. Liar Liar Pants On Fire better come up with a visitation schedule and some college money, not to mention damages for pain and suffering.

So I took the test.

Thank almighty God in Heaven! That's the first negative pregnancy test I've ever taken. It's a toss-up as to which made me the happiest.

14 comments:

Jen said...

I do know this relief. Lets hope its not cancer either. :)

Sara Bonds said...

I guess congrats on not being preggers. Now let's get you to the doc and make sure it isn't cancer!

I hope you feel better soon and it's just a bug.

Jessica said...

You're special! You could be lacking iron in your diet. I believe there are a lot of more reasons besides cancer and pregnancy. That's just silly.

laurie said...

How about the stress you are under raising two kids by yourself and trying to sell the damn house by yourself and trying to just be....by yourself!!!!! Not to mention, I know you are thinking about Feb. 26th coming up. It's not cancer, sweetie. It's stress!!! What kind of dr. told you that??????

Ordie O. said...

You oughta check it again. Could have been a dud. Now I know why you sounded so cheerful on the phone, earlier. I knew that was way too much enthusiasm for a 4-year-old's birthday party.

Sarah said...

I'm blaming February. I've been wiped out and my body has been in rebellion all week. And I know I'm not preggers. I don't think I've slept 10+ hours 4 days in a row since before I even met my hubby but I managed it this week! Feel better dude.

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Sometimes Aunt Flo can cause a full blown happy dance marathon around here.

Now here's hoping you just need a little more iron and sunshine in yor diet.

Michelle said...

Yuck! I hope you feel better soon. Anything else going. I had a recurrent sinus infection for almost 6 weeks in December/January and felt so much less fatigued after getting on antibiotics!

Steph said...

Not that I didn't LOL at the post, but there's a third option - have you had your thyroid checked?

Kritta22 said...

I haven't done my rounds on the blog-world. Your blog is the first I checked after your comment of FB!

Kinda congrats! (Especially after the title of your last post! :) )

I agree with those chicas, go have your blood drawn and ask for a CBC and TSH. They will know what they are.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the negative test. I think every woman can relate.

Hope you feel better soon.

Red Headed Mama said...

I'm getting a Mirena in the next few months (insurance doesn't cover a dime, grrr) and every time that whore Aunt Flo shows up, I do a little happy dance. So yea, I know the excitement of knowing you are NOT having another crazy child to drive you even closer to insanity.

I hope it's just one of these many bugs going around. Everyone I know is sick right now, myself included.

Brightfish said...

I've taken 3 negative pregnancy test since Thursday. I have the extreme fatigue, too, along with the pregnant sore touch-and-die boobs, PMS-like temperment and lots of migraines. Everything tells me I'm PG except the three test. I'll take another one tomorrow and then call the doctor.

Someone told me it could be a hormonal imbalance or a thyroid problem.

I don't want to be pregnant right now either.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Congrats on being fetus-free!

My diagnosis is that you just need a nice long nap...