Well, the computer came back today. Yay. It appears to be working fine. Unfortunately, my external hard drive has to be reformatted again, so that makes me quite unhappy. I guess I should just get used to this kind of geek-related disappointment. So, I’m waiting on the formatting to finish. I’m also trying to get my iPod to sync. It keeps saying that it’s done syncing, but it hasn’t added ANY of the (1000+) songs that I spent the last couple of weeks listening to. This is also disappointing.
In less disappointing news, I had a pretty good Thanksgiving. Aside from my mom’s blood sugar dropping throughout the day, my getting a migraine from (of all the foods that could cause it) pinto beans, and finding out that my aunt is apparently going to get to pick what day she has Christmas with my grandmother before my parents and I get to (thus ensuring that she doesn’t have to see us), then it was actually quite good and bordering on superb. Of course, when you factor all of that in, it knocks it down a few pegs.
I have to have blood work done sometime in the next week or so. One of the doctors from the UAB Clinic wants to do his own hormone-research stuff to figure out why it is that I don’t get my period regularly. Even though I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, apparently, he feels the need to figure out what is going on. So, good luck to him with that. He thinks it is my thyroid, which is a theory I bet he will abandon when the blood work comes back with a low-end-of-normal reading on my thyroid function hormones. Then he will probably give up. If I sound convinced of this, it is because I am. This is what always happens when doctors decide to check my thyroid. I even told this doctor that, but he seems to think this time will be different. (Maybe he is a bigger nut than I am.)
Oddly, right after he made the first call to find out if I had ever had the thyroid tests done, I got my period. I was quite surprised by its appearance, since it had been many months since it had last come around. Of course, it was very heavy, painful, and nausea-fever-and-dizziness-inducing. It was not fun. Of course, I don’t think it has ever been fun. I think that it is over for now, which is odd, because I only got it for about a week and a day, but it could come back. (Sometimes it just appears randomly a few days after it has supposedly quit. It’s very rude like that.)
Tomorrow is the wonderful day which will test my dad’s anger management skills, aka the Iron Bowl. I’m hoping that his ability to keep his temper in check this season will continue through the game tomorrow. If he does, then it will be an Iron Bowl miracle. There might even be holiday specials made in his honor if he manages it.