I think I either have a fibroid on my left side (to match the one on the right), or a badly screwed-up muscle, or something more heinous lurking right under my ribcage. It hurts like hell and makes it hard to concentrate on anything — work, reading, knitting, having a conversation. It will be okay for awhile and then — BAM! — it’s like instant stitches in the side.

Seeing the doctor next week. Which means taking a half day of sick time. Which extends my bloody probation by a half day. It would have been over Tuesday, October 5 — I’m now up to Thursday of the next week. I really can’t wait for it to be over. While I am now expecting there won’t be a problem, I won’t be able to breathe properly until I’m past it.

Maybe the breathing is what’s causing the pain.