Saturday, June 26, 2010


Now I'm getting a place on my arm like I had on my leg. I wonder if it's some weird infection or a reaction to the surgery.
It's a strange soreness like a pulled muscle but it radiates throughout my arm, there is about a 3 inch red line that is slightly swollen and tender to the touch. Just like with my leg it's wider this morning than it was last night.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A little good news?

The tests came back negative on it being a blood clot THANK GOODNESS! I wasn't looking forward to another trip to the hospital. It did show an inflamed lymph node so my doctor's office had me come in for another blood test to see if I had developed an infection. While I was there Kathy the nurse came out to talk to me about some paperwork so I showed her my leg. She thought it looked like a blood clot too so I didn't feel so paranoid. She said it might also be an infection process, I had never heard of that term before but I guess if you have an infection starting it can show symptoms somewhere in that area. Hey! Weird shit! I'm over here! Yup, looks like you found me again.
So I'm home with my leg up and I've been putting heat on it per the nurse's instructions. Hopefully it will look better by Monday and I can go back to work. Although just between me and you I LOVED being home...even if I did felt like crap.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Complications....of course

Tuesday night we got to make a rather quick drive to the ER because I started cramping more and bleeding ALOT. Dave was crackin me up! He was pretty freaked out and was weaving in and out of traffic trying to get to the ER in a hurry.

Apparently they had a hard time getting me to stop bleeding during surgery on Friday because my uterus wasn't clamping down like it's supposed to do. Uh ok, first I've heard of that! That would explain why I haven't bounced back very quickly from this surgery like I did the previous ones.

I don't know what I expected the ER to do but after a half dozen blood tests and HOURS of just sitting around they sent me home with a medication that is supposed to help (methergine) and a shot of morphine and phenergen. Morphine is some badass shit. Yesterday I was so drugged up I could barely wake up when my alarm went off to take my next dose of medicine. I could tell by about 10 pm when the morphine was starting to wear off that it had really helped keep me from feeling the worst of the cramps. I had a couple that hit hard and I wasn't able to move, breath or anything but stand there doubled over and rocking back and forth.

I'm still groggy today but it getting better which is good. On the bad side I woke up this morning with pain in my calf. I had to call the doctors office to set up a followup appointment so I told them about it. It's swollen, warm and has a red line running about 5 inches on the side of my calf once I told the nurse about it she made an appointment for me to see a specialist to see if I have developed a blood clot so I'm just hanging out and waiting for my appointment at 1:30.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I love my doctor

She had me come in yesterday and after a scan and the fact that I'm still having a few pregnancy symptoms she scheduled me for a d/c that afternoon.
So now I can breath a sigh of relief and start looking forward to the next step. A consultation with the fertility specialist to see if there is any chance of having a baby on our own.
I don't want to use someone elses eggs, I don't want to adopt. I've spent my entire life raising other peoples kids and now I really want my own.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nothing happing...

*disclaimer* If you are a guy, you might want to skip this one. It might be a little too much info for ya.

I guess I need to call the Dr's office and let them know that nothing much has been happening. Just some spotting (sorry TMI). Every time I think it's progressing, it stops. I've tried lots of walking, jumping on the trampoline, sitting around doing nothing, lifting stuff. I get more Yesterday I had a few cramps around lunchtime that took my breath away, but then they stopped and nothing else has happened.

This is seriously frustrating.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nothing much to tell...

Nothing is happening except the boobs are still growing. Had to switch to the DD maternity bra that I bought a while back and had to buy some pants that were a little more comfortable on the belly.
I try to tell myself they will come in handy for NEXT TIME.....
Started getting "looks" from the lady at the bank I only see every couple of weeks and a couple of other people. Won't they be disappointed when I don't "pop". Eh, join the club.
I had wanted to let this resolve itself on it's own so I wouldn't have to go through another surgery but I'm starting to wonder if it's EVER going to happen. I'll give it another week. Maybe I'll call and see about getting the medication to help hurry things along. I wonder if there are any natural ways I can help things along. Any suggestions?