Monday, February 11, 2008

blood pressure update

a friend (A FRIEND!! I have a friend that blogs too!!) asked how my blood pressure woes were-- I never told you guys did I?? Man- Hate it when people leave me hanging on big things! :P Guess you've guessed that things are either ok- or that I've been hospitalized or something...

I went back in for a check up a week later and the BP was lower again... because I'd been taking it easy- so I was told to continue taking it easy... and sadly had to 'drop' my fun on Thrusdays and Fridays... No more Lillian. Matthew misses her a lot too... he's started telling me storries about her- one day last week, she was "night night" in his big boy bed...

So all's good and well.. I got to cancel my 2 week appointment... but then, yesterday afternoon, I began to have a terrible spell of dizziness that would come and go- mostly comming and sticking around until I laid down, and then coming back again as soon as I so much as turned my head. Erik stayed home today and we went to the doctor- meeting with their nurse practitioner... I pretty much felt like she said "ahh- all your complaints are normal pregnancy stuff, but I'll order some blood work just to make you feel like I'm looking into it."

Well, come to find out later- the tests she ordered (she just gave us fancy letters for it) were to find out if I was anemic. Plus she did ask that I come back in a week- didn't explain why or anything- just come back... um ok.

Another beef of mine for the day? We were there for TWO hours. The waiting room was a ZOO! They'd pulled some chairs from a storage room or something to add to their waiting room. Some of the placement seemed a HIPAA violation to me... and the wait times were crazy compared to their office when Matthew was born. I loved the fact then that it was 'in and out' and on with your day back then... now, maybe I've been spoiled by our family doctor office and the low wait times and the attention and explination that goes into each visit, but it seemed to me that they've possibly taken on too many patients. I just don't know how I feel about going back to that office after today (much less to go back to deliver a baby- "The wait will be 20 minutes, we have other women here to deliver babies too, ya know..."). I suppose all I can do is wait and see how the next visit or so go, make it a point to attend the talk being given by Dr. Yeung and decide then.

eta [I forgot ot mention that Erik's awesome Boss told him he should stay and work from home tomorrow too considering the snow and ice storms they're calling for... How awesome is that?? How often does your boss tell you to work from home so you can stay near your family should they need you?? awesome awesome man.]

3 comments:

Frances said...

Ah man - that's no way to spend a day. I am sorry. Good news about the blood pressure though. Are they going to start you on Iron supplements? Orange juice makes them almost tolerable :)

Leslie said...

aww man!! now I don't even want to know the results. I'm not looking forward to taking anything extra, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

cbk said...

i had a long afternoon at the doctor too!! it was my 6 week follow-up, and we thought i was having a certain complication but it was a false alarm... but i didn't get the green light until after one more ultrasound... yeesh! oh the joys of being a woman of reproductive age! ;P