Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I think I'm going to be "that" patient...

I'm still having some cramping, but nothing too bad.  No spotting, so I feel much better.

After yesterday's appointment, I fully expected a nurse to call me.  Well, no phone call just a message in my patient voice mailbox.  The message gave me my updated beta and progesterone numbers, but didn't say anything about the urinalysis.  No biggie, right?  Like I said yesterday, no news is good new.  Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone.

I called the nurse messaging center this morning and left a message regarding yesterday's urine sample.  Also, I had quite a day with my stomach yesterday.  TMI Warning.....I pooped like 6 or 7 times yesterday.  I have IBS.  Over the years, I've learned what foods to stay away from and how to avoid episodes like yesterday's.  Well I didn't really eat anything to set me off, so I'm guessing it was stress related?  Or maybe it's my hormones because I usually have episodes around the time AF comes to visit each month.  Who knows???  Anyway, I asked the nurse if I could take Immod.ium to help with my stomach issues.  My message from earlier today was the my urinalysis was "all clear" and take the Immod.ium "per instructions".

So, let's recap this week with Dr. L's office:
  • Sunday - call nurse on call for spotting and cramping
  • Monday - go in for bloodwork and urinalysis
  • Tuesday - call and leave a message for my nurse
You'd think I'd be done, right?  Well, you're wrong!  My initial beta was last Thursday.  Since my numbers looked good, my nurse told me to come back in a week to do another round of bloodwork.  She actually went ahead and scheduled it for me.  Yesterday's message said to repeat labs in a week.  Well, I'm on the schedule for labs Thursday morning (day after tomorrow) and I fully plan to go and have more bloodwork done.  It's still so early, I feel like I need constant updates.  I'm sure this will be the last week that I get two sets of bloodwork, but I'm gonna take it while I can get it.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely take it while you can get it. It is so hard to wait in between various types of monitoring appointments. I'm glad that things are looking good, though.

    I sympathize with the IBS. That's the direction mine tends to go, too. It's so hard to counteract because, to do that, you're supposed to NOT eat all the good things that you really SHOULD eat for nutrition!


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