Wednesday, April 16, 2008

You All are Great

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments, emails and phone calls. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many people in my life and through my blog who care about me and want this to work for us. I had a really annoying day, and you all made it a little easier to handle.

When I woke up this morning I was bleeding more, so I went ahead and called the doctor. Being that it is day 26, I figured a blood test might be accurate enough now, so I could stop with all the guessing. I told the nurse that I was still spotting, that it was getting heavier, and that I hoped they could tell me something. She said for me to come right in for a blood test. I was so excited! I would actually know. Now, I will say I was a little frustrated they hadn't told me on Monday that I did not actually have to wait until Friday, but still...they could just end the debate in my head TODAY.

I go it, get the test run, and head to work. I end up calling them around 1:30 and they tell me the test was negative. I say, "So that is final, even with me only at day 26?" and the nurse says, "WHAT? You are only on day 26?? this blood test is pointless! The earliest a blood test will go positive is day 28. I assumed you were further along."

That's right. My nurse just ASSUMED I was past day 28. I talked to her on Monday and told her my days, and I made the mistake of ASSUMING she remembered...or maybe that she would have glanced at my chart. Anyway, she told me to just keep waiting, and to test...on Friday. Riiiiggghhht. By the end of the day I was feeling really shitty....body aches, nausea, terrible back aches. All signs that I am starting. Then...I started. No more spotting. Period. The doc said even if I really look like I start, that he still does not want me on any pain meds until I can test on Friday. Just to be sure. I am home now feeling emotionally drained (I could cry right now...okay, I am actually crying right now...but just a little) and aching all over. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for us. Keep those fingers crossed that next month might work out a lot better! I am going to lay down...

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