12.10.2010

Dr. Appt Update

Where to begin?  How about, I am fine.  Everything is fine.  Yeah!

Go figure the bleeding slowed yesterday for the first time.  I thought maybe it was in the morning, but didn't know if it was my imagination.  Well, it wasn't.  It was still descent enough at the doc's office that I didn't look like an idiot, and I didn't mention I suspected it had because the appt was a little chaotic.  I never planned on going there with both kids, by myself, first time out ever like that!  My mom was supposed to meet me in the parking lot of toy.s r us across the street so I could run in and get a dinosaur for Charlie that they finally had restocked.  Then she was going to stay in the car with the kids while I ran into the appt.  I had gone through a drive through for Charlie.  I figured if he ate, I would get home in time for naps and be on schedule.  Ha!  My little sister has a really crummy immune system, sick ALL of the time.  She lives with my mom (23) while finishing up her sign language interpreting program.  Mom called on her way out the door (I was in the parking lot, she just lives a few minutes away) to tell me my little sis (KT) was vomiting and she was worried about exposing us.  Thank you!  So...I braved toy.s r us and the doc's office by myself!  Not ideal, but we survived.  My biggest concern was more the germs than the idea of me and two kids (though Charlie in toy.s r us has the makings for a big meltdown!).

I managed to get the toy without Charlie being aware, and also a shower gift!  AJ slept the whole time, thankfully, but I knew he'd need to eat soon.  I had planned for it, so I actually arrived at the doc office early.  Of course, didn't plan on bringing the kids in so didn't have single or double stroller with me-augh!  Charlie did well staying wtih me and holding my hand, I carried AJ in his carrier and asked my doc's office if we could go back to a room early so I could feed both kids.  No.  Excuse me?!  I knew they didn't allow food, but I thought it was in the lobby with the new furniture.  Nope.  It smells up the whole office evidently (okay, it was McD so that was prob true).  What to do?!  McD was how Charlie was going to sit through my appt!  Plan B came to reality.  We sat in the hall of the office building.  Me nursing and feeding Charlie french fries at record pace (of course, they forgot the ketchup-what is with people?!)  I honestly felt like a rockstar, lol, thinking I CAN do this! :)

Once I got in the office, everyone was really nice helping. The nurse got Charlie a sucker (plan B for sitting still while I get examined-she has a two year old).  You'd think the baby would be the easy one, but the nurse is taking my blood pressure repeatedly, trying to hear, and AJ is over in the corner filling his pants very audibly! lol  Of course, blood pressure is high.  Really?  I never would have guessed! lol   AJ wasn't happy with pants full, so he cried and the doctor shadowing mine was happy to love on him.  Still, the conversation following the exam was very rushed and distracted.

Basically he said the bleeding is fine.  He ran tests for anemia.  He said that the lab results showed it was clots and not placenta.  He said I needed the D&C, he agreed, but that his approach was more conservative (wait and see) and his partner's was more treat now just in case.  Either way was fine.  I was safe.  He does want me back on the aspirin now, though.  I just felt good to remind me of all my issues, have him actually look to make a decision if I was okay, etc.  And the bleeding slowed, so I am grateful for that.  I just couldn't believe in two weeks post surgery there was no change-no slowing or change in color.  I did also remember that my first D&C was followed by cauterization so I had literally no bleeding.  I am trying not to think of possible side effects from too many D&Cs.  Those are maybe's, we will worry if/when we get there.  I mean, it was necessary, so what can you do? 

That is it.  I wish I could have gone down my list line by line, but there was no way.  We got in and out, we survived, and I am okay.  That is what matters.  Tahnks for your prayers everyone.  I know they helped.  I was pulling snacks for Charlie out of places I had stowed them away weeks earlier (just in case), and the McD toy was something they just featured on Sesame so he was very entertained by the binoculars which probably would have been thrown to the side otherwise.  It's the little things that make all the difference!

9 comments:

Karen said...

Glad it went well and that you are ok. Inwas worried about you!

You are a rockstar!!! Great job your first day out with both of them. I do however think the doctor's office should have helped you out with the food situation a little. I understand policies but sheesh! But I am glad it worked out so well!

Tridentine Wife said...

You are such a rockstar, I would never have gone through with it I would have been panicking with the twins haha. I'm glad the bleeding is slowing down and the doctor was reassuring.

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

I'm glad your doing good! :)

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Wow you ARE supermom!! Glad the appointment went well.

simone said...

Wow you are super....I thought I had a tough day but then I read your post. You made me smile becuase you had to deal with a lot more than me and you made it through. Glad to hear that you are ok.
-Karen

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Whew.... You went through a lot and survived it!! I am happy you are okay!

Rachel said...

You are one super woman. Glad all is fine.

Angela said...

I feel panicky about being out with a newborn and my 4 1/2 year old and I'm not even there yet!! You go girl! Sounds like you handled it really well!

Little JoAnn said...

Good Job Rock Star Mom! You pulled it off.

Don't you hate all their rules! UGGHHH....

I had an after D & C exam with Baby Adorable ON MY STOMACH the whole time...they knew I just would not let her be away from me for ONE SECOND in that stupid exam room. Forget the stroller!

Somehow I was able to even lift myself up off that exam room (with her 20 pound self on my stomach) without the help of my doctor's hand.

Talk about a ab crunch! God gives us the strength to DO THESE THINGS we have to! Isn't it true?

It's like movin' mountains...

I love the way you plan your outings and prepare for all sorts of contigencies!

Love your posts. They are INSPIRATIONAL!