Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I'm beat

I was at the emergency room until 2:30 AM last night and now I am just beat. I went shopping with my mom last night and right before we went back home I went to the bathroom and discovered that I was bleeding. Only this time, instead of the brown blood I had been seeing there was bright red blood. Eek! I went home and called the stupid fracken nurse line and they told me to go to the ER right away.

My mom came back to the house and took me to the ER (and then stayed for a long time because she is wonderful and lovely and I don't mention that often enough) and they brought me into a room right away.

One ultrasound, one bloodtest, one urine test (urine collected via cathater, ugh) one internal exam, two bags of IV fluids, two pain killers, two containters of cranberry juice and several hours later they gave me my diagnosis. The doctor says I have a subhemochromialsomethingorother hemmorage on my uterine lining. It's not as bad as it sounds. There's just a small spot on my uterine lining that's bleeding. The good news is that this is something fairly common and that in my case the spot is very small. I have to stay off my feet today and follow up with a regular OBGYN (getting an appointment has proved to be a real pain in the ass so far) to see what the have to say. Hopefully this bleed is so small that just a day or two off my feet will allow it to heal.

I was really scared when I saw that bright red blood but I'm feeling a lot better now. It helps just knowing what's going on. And all things considered this is a really minor bump in the road. I tried to get ahold of the guys last night but they didn't answer their phones and I didn't want to leave them cryptic, scary sounding messages. I'll call them again today now that I know more.

Funniest thing about the whole ER visit was that I ended up talking for a long time to one of the nurses. She told me she had always wanted to do a surrogacy but that she had never known where to get started. I told her all about my agency and about how the transfer itself works and about a bunch of other stuff. She asked me for my agencys name and phone number and then for my name and number too. I was thrilled to give it to her. I hope she calls my agency. They just stated a referal program and I could get $500 if she ends up working with them! Even if she doesn't though, it was still really neat to talk to someone who was so interested in the whole process.

Anyway, I'm going to go now and continue to try to make a flippin' appointment with an OBGYN. Then I'm going back to bed to rest and relax and take it very easy.

5 comments:

Absolutely Bananas said...

Scary! I'm glad to hear you're ok!

shyestviolet said...

holy cow, you're like the woman of steel. hang in there!

CDPJ said...

I had the same thing early on and it resolved itself very quickly! Hoping the same for you :-)

Sophie Treadmill said...

I'm so glad you're okay. Make sure you're getting enough rest and try to take it easy. I know that's not easy with two little ones, but don't overdo it.

And let your Mom fuss over you!

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