I've been thrown for a loop because my period arrived today when I wasn't expecting it for at least a week. And, no, I don't think I miscounted. It started on the 15th last month, so, unless my math skills are a lot worse than I realized, it's seriously early. The paranoid side of me questioned whether it could be internal bleeding before my saner side slapped my paranoid side and asked her how it could possibly be internal bleeding. Still, it seems kind of strange. I mean, I've had it come three or four days early, but this seems like a stretch. And you'd think I wouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth considering that most women don't worry unless their periods are late. *g*
I'll be talking to my mom (the ex-nurse) this afternoon, so I'm sure she'll be able to reassure me in her usual calm fashion. She's had plenty of practice over the years...
little rusty_armour: WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!
rusty_armour's mom: What's wrong?
little rusty_armour: I SWALLOWED MY TOOTH!!!
rusty_armour's mom: Well, it's not going to kill you.
little rusty_armour: BUT THE TOOTH FAIRY WON'T BE ABLE TO FIND IT!!! IT'S IN MY TUMMY!!! WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
rusty_armour's mom: Oh, you'll still get your quarter.
little rusty_armour: SHE WON'T GIVE ME A QUARTER IF SHE CAN'T FIND MY TOOTH!!!
rusty_armour's mom: Well, I guess she'll just have to use magic, then.
little rusty_armour: Will it hurt?
rusty_armour's mom: No, you'll be asleep...God, I hope you're asleep.
On second thought, maybe I'd better keep my fears about internal bleeding to myself. Besides, I don't want to put a damper on the good news. She was afraid I might have PMS on the weekend she comes to stay, and I told her I would probably be about halfway through my period by then. Of course, that probably just led her to worry about my monthly migraine, which is nothing compared to the mood swings -- and they're usually a lot better by the time my period comes. Now, neither mood swings nor migraines should be an issue. :-)
You know, it really was stupid of me not to see it coming. I've been more impatient and short-tempered than usual this week, but I thought that maybe it was because I wasn't getting enough sleep and/or the weather and/or allergies. I've been wincing when I've caught sight of myself in the mirror at work because I've been looking at least ten pounds heavier. However, I just assumed it was because I haven't been getting enough exercise, etc. Actually, it's a huge relief to know that it's water retention because I've been dreading what I'll look like with that additional weight and the water retention. D'uh! Oh, and I found myself buying a box of Junior Mints on Thursday and feeling like such a wuss because it wasn't like I was PMSing and really needed it. Seriously, how can anyone be so incredibly dense?