Monday, November 12, 2012
It's been two weeks since my second miscarriage, and today I had a follow-up appontment with the ob-gyn. It was pretty uneventful, but some sweet Sparkies have been asking me how I'm doing so I figured I'd share. Plus, if I write it down, I'll remember it.
Basically, I had my HCG and TSH (thyroid) tested again - my TSH was borderline before so maybe going on medication would help me to not miscarry. And in January or February I'm supposed to have an X-ray taken of my uterus (if I'm not pregnant then) so they can look at the shape of it. That was basically it. Oh, and when I get pregnant again I can have my progesterone level checked - apparently there's a controversial treatment of giving pregnant women progesterone - controversial because it doesn't seem to actually help anyone, but it doesn't hurt either.
After the appointment I went for a jog, since the office is near my favorite place in the city to run. I hadn't been there in a while and it felt wonderful. Emotionally, I'm okay. I went through a few days of lots of bad feelings, but my job is so busy and my hubby is so sweet that I couldn't stay in a funk for long. I'm working out again (I was working out all along, but started to take it REALLY easy when I was pregnant) so that helps. And we keep tossing around the idea of getting a puppy...but I'm allergic...but I really want one anyway. Not sure what to do about that! Oh, and we're hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time, for 18 people. So we're too busy to sit around moping!
Thank you so much everyone who gave me any words of support/sympathy/encouragement over the past few weeks, and especially for those who shared their own similar struggles (hugs to you). When I was at my most unhappy moments, seeing a friendly note from a Sparker really did make my day. And since I told almost nobody in "real life," having this semi-anonymous place to get support made even more of a difference. Thank you, friends!