Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lab Results and Rebellious Produce

You know, I need to post something funny. I need funny after the power steering belt broke on the way home yesterday. My car must think I'm the Hulk. At least it went when we were almost home. It would have been worse if it had gone on the highway home from the hospital.

I need something funny because my baby girl had a 102.6 fever last night, and Bugaboo feels warm. We're missing Thanksgiving with the family, whom we haven't seen in a while, and I'm not at all motivated to cook.

Right now I can hardly stay awake, let alone cook, clean, or think of something funny. If I try, the first thing that comes to mind are penguins, which aren't really funny. I guess they could be if one talked to you and told you a joke, but that doesn't happen as often as I like. I think the whole penguin thing is a remnant of some inside joke from the early years of our marriage. I don't even remember the situation, but James started talking about penguins when he was overtired or some such nonsense.

Speaking of overtired, that's where I am. With higher blood sugar levels, I'm foggy and loopy. I just want to curl up in bed and go to sleep. The emotional and physical stress from this makes me almost numb. I got hold of my OB this morning, because my levels aren't good. I tried to call the endocrinologist yesterday, but they were not helpful. I asked for someone to talk to because I had gotten out of the hospital the day before and had high readings, and was told to leave a short message on the blood sugar readings message line. Sheesh, after hearing that I had been in the hospital and needed to talk to someone they should have had a doctor or nurse call me back.

After some back and forth with my OB's nurse, the endocrinologist's office called. This was AFTER I found a new one in my city, because I don't want to travel far to go to a doctor unless I have to. They changed my dosing and directions, quite a lot. I didn't get some critical info when I was discharged, and was told to test 4 times a day when it's supposed to be 7. I could go on and on but I won't, as no one reading this probably cares or needs to know, but it's therapy for me at the moment.

I asked my OB's nurse about my hormone levels. My HCG has gone up appropriately, but the progesterone has gone down so they want me to supplement. If the baby makes it through the next two weeks, they'll do an ultrasound to see if it's ok. I'm hanging on until then.

If you've made it this far, you're getting a reward. Here is something funny, it's one of my favorite silly things in the whole world! Enjoy!


Jeni said...

I know you are miserable. I'm sorry.

Kimberly said...

Way to look for some funny! Maybe I'll send you a funny You Tube every day till you're out of crazy limbo/waiting land. ~hugs~ Sorry the medical peeps are being such schmucks. I don't know what it is about that profession but they sure do get things backwards pretty regularly, don't they?

Karen said...

I REALLY need to give you your Black Books dvds back! Those are awesome for a laugh. I keep forgetting to give them to you and they sit there as the "give-back-to-Rebecca" pile.
We'll miss you tomorrow! Love you!

She's in the kitchen! said...
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She's in the kitchen! said...

I am so glad you are doing better tonight. Now that you are getting that insulin under control, you are sounding much better. You are very knowledgeable in what you should do, so you will do the best you can. You know your body better that the docs anyway! ;-) We'll be talking tomorrow, I'm sure! I love you!

....sorry for the previous delete, my Thanksgiving picture didn't come up!...silly me

Jen said...

That is a silly video-I bet my kids will like it.

You've been in my thoughts and will continue to be for the next couple of weeks. Hoping for good news!!