Had a bit of a stressful day

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Had a bit of a stressful day

So the day started stressful. I have been quite concerned about DS in school and am trying to figure all that out. And then my BP has been creeping up...it is not to high at all but it is higher then it was. And for the first time my previous pg experience scared me. So I have been busting my a$$ to get everything ready for baby and my house. And then I dont sleep well at all...due to extreme pelvic pain. Anyways so that was my start to the day. So I went and saw my Internal Medicine Specialist. She is watching my BP but is not to concerned as she feels I have lots of room for it to go up...and at this point everything points to it just being BP going up and not Pre-E. She also wants to make sure I dont get panicky about it...which I am doing pretty good controling. She is a little concernced about the amount of pelvic pain and that nausea has come back. So we are watching that. She was happy that I had a non stess test after the appt. So I should have had 1 hour for lunch between appts but my appt ran late and I had no time to eat, and I was even more sore sitting in a chair for over an hour waiting. So we start the NST, the monitor for heartrate needed to be pushed in to get a good read so she had me do that - then she left. Well DD was moving like crazy all morning and did not move at all during NST and my arm was literally shaking after holding monitor. And the chair was so uncomfortable. So they keep checking and taking results out for doc..then they come in saying we need to do an emergency ultrasound as there is no movement and they are concerned. I know DD is fine but you still get a little anxiety. By now I am in such pain I can hardly walk to the other room and my arm is completely asleep. So they do the ultrasound, DD is good. They did not measure her as I was measured last week. Peri came in to tell me it was good but they need me in weekly for NST and ultrasound if needed. I wish they would just do ultrasound and not NST. There is now a concern for her kidneys as one is filled with fluid...they said this could correct itself by birth..I am not going to worry about this until there is a reason to. Then there was a joke that I should just get a monthly parking pass to the hospital as I will be there so much. I finally get out of there just before 3pm...originial appt was just after 11am. I had not eaten except for a granola bar...and breakfast before I left. I was hungry, so tired and so emotional. Then I had a scary guy try to beg for money and it just topped me off...I just cried when I got to the van. I am better now after eating and spending time with my boys. I see my OB tomorow so I will look further into my pelvic pain just to make sure it is nothing more. I just feel like these tests will stress me out instead of reassure me....well that is how it felt today. I am thankful she is doing well and everyone is making sure of it but it just feels like alot some days. If you are still reading it - thanks!!! I know long just needed to vent. So I am going to go to bed and just focus on the good...my beautiful little girl that will be here in just over 5 weeks. I can totally do 5 weeks of this!

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That's right- all of the prodding, poking and testing will be over with in 5 weeks. That's when you get your little girl...
I am sorry that you had a stressful day- it sounds horrible. All this waiting, being stuck in waiting rooms and doctor's offices. I also hate the appointments and tests and I hardly have any at this point. It's like you are being held hostage, but you know it's for a good reason...
It's almost over, you have done a wonderful job baking her, she will be here in no time.'
As for pelvic pain, have you googled SPD?

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Sorry you had such a crappy day. Hopefully the rest of the week will go much better. '

And usually what I do when I go out is pack lots of snacks for myself to eat. Even if I am going to be gone for 1 hour anything can happen so I have learned to be very prepared. Especially since when I get hungry I feel very sick and can be a very big B!tch.

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So sorry you had a crummy day! But you are right, five more weeks...keep chanting that in your mind (or out loud) if you need to!! PS-I wish I had five more weeks. I've got nine. Sad

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Thanks guys! Asha - I took a quick look at SPD - it really sounds like it. I will have to look more into it. Thanks for the info!

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Aww Melanie I'm so sorry you're having to go through all of this. I know what you mean about all these ridiculous tests that seem to do nothing but stress us all out. I swear, sometimes I wish it could just go back to when women had babies like it was nothing... without all of the testing, poking, prodding... I'm glad you're feeling better now though!

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5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks!!! You can do it!!!