A Toronto Transformation

A New Job and A New Diagnosis

Spring Blossoms

Ohhh pals. What a couple of months it’s been!

After coasting along comfortable enough in a job I have always said would only be a stepping stone, I hit a bit of a low point, and began feeling an irresistable urge to actually step off it.

No sooner had I decided it was time to throw myself back into the grind of churning out cover letters, popping them into old wine bottles and tossing them into the sea, than I spotted a posting for a job that might as well have read, “only one-stockinged women with green eyes under the age of 30 named Sarah need apply”

It was tailor-made. It was also only accepting applications until midnight. So I hustled to get something together and submitted an application, thinking it might be a long shot, but also feeling that little shiver that comes with true possibility.

I was called for an interview for round one, sent a writing assignment for round two, and wouldn’t you know it? That little shiver was right. So next week I’ll be moving from a strictly administrative position to one that allows me to stretch my atrophying journalistic muscles and do something productive with my hours spent learning the ropes of social media. I couldn’t be more excited!

On a less exciting note, I’ve had the feeling for a while now that something was up with my dear old bod. Despite a fairly healthy diet and exercise habit, I’ve been tired, and feeling perpetually at the mercy of my hormones. I seemed to be suddenly putting on some inexplicable extra pounds, and my period, never a reliable creature to begin with, went completely AWOL back in January. As much as I don’t mind doing without the fainting-inducing cramps I get, four months was enough of a break to alarm me.

A series of unpleasant tests later, and my doctor has diagnosed me with polycystic ovaries (PCOS). She also suspects endometriosis and possibly diabetes. I’m hoping to hear more about those two possibilities this week.

All this to say that I’m not abandoning the blog, I’ve just been focusing on getting some career things lined up and on doing whatever I can to keep my health on track despite the latest addition to my collection of interesting maladies.

Meanwhile, the world outside finally exploded with warmth, colour and perfume. I hope you’ve all had a chance to get out an enjoy it!

8 Responses to A New Job and A New Diagnosis

  • Leanne says:

    Hooray for a lovely new job that allows you to actually utilize your multitude of skills! Congrats! I’m sorry to hear about your medical troubles, but good on you for listening to your body and getting into the doc. I hope they can figure things out soon and set you on a good path forward. xo

  • Yay, congratulations on your new job! I’m sorry about the health issues- my ovaries started freaking out on me five years ago, but tests showed nothing so the doc put me on the pill- which did solve the trouble of intense, nauseating cramps. I hope that you get your results soon and get a plan in order so you can get back to (at least somewhat) normal!

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  • Ti says:

    You are amazing and deserve all the good things (like a job form fitted for you) and none of those maladies!!!! Wishing you the best and keeping you in my prayers. <3

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