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Follow-up appointment with the ob-gyn

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!
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  • PHD140
    Just stopped by to check in on you- sorry to hear the news, but glad you're taking care of yourself. emoticon
    1915 days ago
    I am glad that you are doing okay. It does seem as though you have a solid plan with your physicians to assist with this process and I truly hope for the best for you. Glad to hear that you hubby has been so supportive.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving, sounds like you have quite a crowd coming over.
    1944 days ago
    Glad to hear you've had so much great support. Hugs to you...
    1945 days ago
    Susan, what a great attitude! Thanks for the update. Thinking of you. xoxo Liz
    1945 days ago
    First of all sorry for your loss. It is never an easy thing to go through. I am happy you found the support you needed here and within your own family with your husband. Taking on a dog can be a wonderful and rewarding experience as long as you are prepared for all that they bring - in fact it is like having a child. But the bond and love you get in return is worth it, at least to me! I too have had some minor complications with having a baby. My husband and I have been trying for almost a year now and no luck. I started bleeding for several weeks on and off. I too thought maybe I was pregnant and spotting...considering I was late and I'm never late. But after taking a pregnancy test at home and through the dr's office and having both of them come back negative I realized I wasn't. So, I decided to go to my gyno. He had me take and internal and external altrosound. They found out I have cyst growing on both of my ovaries. I was actually causing some of the problem from over doing my workouts and putting stress on myself, etc. So, my gyno felt that I didn't need to have surgery at this time to remove them considering my husband and I are trying to concieve and they do not risk me from carring full term. So, were back to the drawing board. However, since all this now I am having a hard time with caculating what I thought was my normal fertile time because of now having irregular periods. But, right now my focus has been on losing some weight since I know this too will help once I do concieve. Well, I do hope you have a successful thanksgiving dinner with your family. And my thoughts and prayers continue to go out to your during this trying time as well.
    1950 days ago
  • BOOTS1221
    So glad you're feeling ok Susan! You are so strong and I'm glad to hear things are getting better. Thank YOU for feeling like you can open up to us.. we are always here for you!!
    1951 days ago
    Your hubby was there for you- that's the #1 important thing! I'm so glad you have someone that special to count on in your life!!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you-LOL- sounds like you got your work cut out for you-- but I know it'll be worth it--- I personally can't wait for the 4 day week-end.

    I am so glad that you are okay and are focused on all the positive stuff in your life- YES!

    Love ya!!!
    1952 days ago
    Glad you're feeling ok.
    Take care.
    1952 days ago
    glad to hear that you're doing okay, Sus.

    The puppy idea is a good one, but allergies definitely complicate it emoticon Jeff was allergic to cats, but we stayed at my mom's house for a week (who had 5 cats at the time), and how he's fine around cats, lol. Maybe you could build up an immunity?

    Hugs to you! *hugs*
    1952 days ago
    Thanks for the update, Susan!!! I'm glad you are bouncing back as best that you can! And I'm sure if you reached out to people in "real life" they would be just as supportive as your cyber friends here! XOXO

    LOVE! emoticon
    1952 days ago
    glad to hear you're feeling'll happen when the timings right =)
    1952 days ago
    Susan, glad you are feeling better!

    1952 days ago
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    1952 days ago
  • MRS.NG.06
    *HUGS* here for you always!

    Have they checked to see if you are anemic by any chance? My mom was but didn't know it and she went through 5 miscarries before she conceived me. But I am sure the doctors have gone through every have been in my thoughts lately and I hope for good things for you often ! xoxox
    1952 days ago
    emoticon , glad to hear an update from you, friend. Hang in there. You are a strong, strong lady. It will all work out how it is meant to, and you guys will get just what you want- I just know it. :) You will make such a great, great mama when the time is right. Just try & stay positive(as hard as it may be), and hang in there. xoxo
    1953 days ago
    1953 days ago
    Thinking of you! I know many people who had to try many times, but in the end they were always blessed with a healthy beautiful baby. You're going to be a great mom regardless of when it happens.
    1953 days ago
    Ill continue to think about you and hope you're pregnant before the January date. So glad you have a supportive husband!
    1953 days ago
    1953 days ago
    I'm so glad you're holding up okay and that you've been able to lean on Sparkers for support! Our bodies are such mysteries.

    Good luck with your Thanksgiving dinner. 18 people is quite the undertaking! I can't believe it's going to be Thanksgiving already, this year really flew by.
    1953 days ago
  • ALLISON145
    Glad you're doing OK!
    1953 days ago
    1953 days ago
    *hugs from me to you*

    Wow 18 people, that will be busy.

    Exercise does help making things better.

    I am so sorry about your miscarriage. I am glad you are trying again.
    1953 days ago
    Hi hun, so glad you are doing well. And I am really glad that your OB checked out other things. I have a friend who had progesterone in the early parts of her pregnancy, and it was the only time(s) she didn't miscarry. She has two sweet little boys now. xoxoxoxo
    1953 days ago
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