Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shock and Awe

I was laying in bed this morning, cherishing those last few moments before my "snooze" time expired, when my phone chattered next to me to alert me to the new email I had received. I got out of bed, helped get LJ ready for school, and sent DH and the Munchkin out the door, largely forgetting about my email.

As I was loading the dishwasher, my phone chattered again. "Oh, yeah", I thought. Email. So, I logged in.

Subject: "Welcome to your third trimester!"

I didn't believe it. I fired up my laptop and started googling, "when does the third trimester of pregnancy begin?" Guess what. It really is today.

I am still in a bit of shock. Wow! That's really all I got - wow.

Monday, May 16, 2011

HA! (Updated)

Have you ever just craved telling your doctor "I told ya so!"?

I have. It's totally childish, I admit. But hey - I can't help it.

I went for my follow up on Friday and my doctor did some blood work. If you remember, I went in last Wednesday and had my iron checked (just a finger prick) and I was literally STUNNED that it came back normal. I have had an issue with anemia for a couple of years, so I fully expected it to be the issue. I was told that it wasn't. When I went in on Friday for my GD screening I asked the phlebotomist to run an iron panel as well. Call me skeptic, I don't care. My doc skeptically okay'd the test and told me that the labs would all be back on Monday (today). He canned the bed rest and told me just to "move slower" and "pound down the water." Well, I can't really say that I moved any slower (LJ's birthday party left me chasing after 6 9-year-olds) but I definitely gave my bladder a work out.

I called this morning for my lab results. My doctor hasn't signed off on them or given any recommendations yet, but in a nutshell - my iron is completely out of whack. Low saturation, high binding capacity. I can't wait to talk to my Dr. He looked at me as if I were an alien when I requested the test. He told me that if the finger prick test was normal, the labs should be "just fine" as well, and that if they were off that it would be "strange" and that he was going to send me to a hematologist. So, we'll see what he says, but I can't help but gloat in my head. I FREAKIN' TOLD YOU SO!!!

Oh, and the nurse said that my blood sugar came back "a little high" but nothing worrisome. It was 131. I'm not at all concerned. Most of the doctors in that practice don't even blink until it gets to 135... so we'll see what the doc says. I doubt it will be an issue.

Anyway. I just had to put it out there (even if it makes me sound like a total brat!) I'm so glad that the dizziness is an easy fix. Iron supplementation, here I come!

ETA: I passed the glucose tolerance test, but have to see a hematologist on Thursday. I'm predicting a diagnosis: Iron deficiency anemia, with a treatment plan of iron supplementation. Any bets?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, Monday...

Just a quick post to tell you I'm alive... just super busy.

My Dr. put me on bed rest today (lame!) but I will likely get the green-light to go back to normal on Friday when I go in for my glucose tolerance test and a follow up. Just a bunch of unexplained dizzy spells that prompted him to give the order, along with instructions to drink lots and lots of fluids (my poor bladder!) My iron is fine, and I have no signs of infections or anything scary like preterm labor, so this is largely precautionary and nothing serious. Just REALLY inconvenient.

I'm a little freaked out because this couldn't have come at a worse time. LJ's birthday is Saturday, and I have about a million and one things to get done before then. It will take a miracle to pull this off. Oh, and did I mention that DH can't help? He tore a few ligaments in his right ankle over the weekend, and his foot is so swollen and black and blue, that he's supposed to stay off of it and keep it elevated and iced.

Yeah, this was GREAT timing! I just have to get through this week and weekend. Then life will be back to lovely, right? Right?