Yeah, so I totally hate Mondays, with a passion. Even though this is the first Monday of the year, and I hope it's going to be an amazing year, it never ceases to amaze me how truly shitty Monday's can be. There's a prof I'm dealing with that has serious issues with me, and the feeling is mutual. I worked in her lab my very first year at grad school and since then she has yet to write up all of the data I gathered for a paper. Finally she's making an effort to do it, and now she has "issues" with some of my data. Evidently a data point that I gathered (repeated 2 times) doesn't "add up" to her. She went to my major prof and told him, "I don't trust her data and don't want to use it." Which my prof replied, "If you don't use her data, you don't use anything from our lab." Meaning, any data she's gathered that has anything to do with tissues taken from our lab is off limits for her use, without his permission. Thank God my prof went to bat for me. But seriously, I can't believe she's doing this. I worked my A** off for her for a year and now she's clamining my data sucks. Well screw her!! She's a total B anyways!
I went and spoke with another prof, whose on my committee and actually went through IF (even went to my same RE, go figure) and she told me to just forget her! She has no voting power on my committee so she technically can't do anything that would jeopardize my graduating on time in August. She also told me she would fight for me as well, if it came down to it. I was so appreciative, it mean alot that she would do that. She even made some snide remarks about the women too, so I know she doesn't think very highly of her.
Unfortunately, I still have a few things I have to do in this women's lab, using some of her equipment. I'm trying to finish as quickly as I can so I don't have to have anymore contact than usual with her. I just really don't need this added stress.
As for little bean, things seem to be going well. I still don't have any M/S, which in a way is not comforting, but in a way I'm thankful for it. I'm craving lots of salty foods right now and don't really care for sweets, which is highly unusual. I get headaches every day and I could probably sleep a total of 22 hours a day, and still not be able to function. Still peeing pretty regularly. I just can't wait until next Wed for our next glimpse. I'm nervous because last week a girl from BBC went to her 8 week u/s and there wasn't a heartbeat. Crap like this scares me and I should probably stay away from BBC because of it. I just don't know what I would do if I lost this LO. I'm already so in love as it is.
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