Well I actually got something acomplished today which always feels better than doing nothing for me. I got my take home test almost done other than some questions that I need to ask the professor about, so that feels good. This is my last week of classes ever for my masters this week. It will feel so good to be done after seven years of coursework.
No I did not encapsulate last time since I did not know people could do it for you. In act Hawkes placenta is still in my freezer in the basement. I plan to plant it this mothers day under a climbing rose. If Libby is here by then I am going to ask for a small piece to be saved to bury with his.
Had my 38 week appointment today and it was not the best. Everything was fine and then the NP took my BP and got a crazy high reading. It was 170/100. I was feeling fine so both the mw and I thought this was weird, so she said she would check it again after we heard the heartbeat. But of course hearing that reading put me straight into a low grade panic attack. So when she checked it again it was still elevated, but not like that. It was 140/90, but she could tell my pulse was raising and thought this is why it was still elevated. It was sort of strange after that since I got the sense she did not trust the first reading but needed to be cautious, so she told me what to look out for and to try to lie on my left side more. Then of course this afternoon I get my first sinus headache of the season and start freaking out again. I went to the grocery store and took my BP and it was 117/79, so I felt better. I just hate how all of this has increased my stress which is not good if I am borderline anyways. I did pick up a magnesium/ calcium supplement at the store as well since that can help reduce BP and I think I am low on magnesium anyways since I have really bad restless leg. I am trying to take it as easy as I can, but I do have school work that has to get done. I just do not know what to believe right now. I think my mw is a bit unsure of the first reading since after she took it again she said she was glad the NP did not write it in my file. I really do not want her taking my pressure again next week since before this I was not as comfortable with her to begin with.
Yeah urine and baby were fine. No other symptoms. I really think it was a fluke since my BP is usually higher than that during a panic attack when not pg, so not sure why it would have gone down when my anxiety was higher.
I love my chiropractor. So I was still feeling down and crummy physically today so I called to make an appointment with him today. I told him my situation and he said the same thing happened to his wife with her second and that he had some adjustments that would help. So after he adjusted me he said I should start feeling the affects really soon and he was right. My headache went away and I feel so much better physically. I was still a bit anxious this evening, but taking a bath with my son helped that. I think my thyroid levels maybe high so I am going to have my mw check that at my next appointment since I am having some periods of a racing heart and I only feel like this when I am hyperthyroid. So far now my plan is to watch what I eat, work on relaxing and not obsessing, take my magnesium, go to the chiropractor if I feel off and have my mw check my levels. I always feel better when I have a plan.
B/P is one of those things that is so hard to determine. My naturopath usually has to take mine twice with a long pause between!
If I take mine at the pharmacy and then take it again at the grocery store, I end up with two distinctly different readings even though taken within 10 or 20 minutes of each other. Even my medical doctor gets these odd readings.
Several friends tell me they have "white coat syndrome" which means their nervousness over the B/P reading elevates the outcome. Possibly your nervousness about the NP giving the test was a reason for your high first result.
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat