Tuesday, August 15, 2006


I just got back from yet another disappointing doctor's visit. I saw Dr. #4, who specializes in women with gestational diabetes. I am NOT diabetic... she was the only doctor I could see on short notice.* I was asked on three separate occasions if I had brought the results of my glucose test. No, no, and... no. This only added to the frustration of seeing a new person that had no knowledge of my history, or even that I was there to go over my ultrasound results and determine what steps to take. Here's what we figured out: my placenta is somewhere between 1 and 1 1/2 cm from the opening of my cervix. What does this mean? To some doctors, it means c-section. To others, it means "let's wait to see if you bleed". Neither is a great option. Today's doctor was of the opinion that my ultrasound results may be flawed because the one in April shows the placenta at approximately 2 cm away. My response was to place my hand over the earlier ultrasound and ask her to forget she even saw those and tell me what she'd do with TODAY's information. She's going to have me wait until I bleed. Sadistic? I'd say so. I go back in again next week. And yes, I'm seeing a different doctor...

Moral of the story: If you're going to get pregnant, don't have complications. It only makes for frustrating doctor's visits. And note to doctors: If you are seeing a patient for the first time, look at her flipping chart!!!!!

*NOTE: If hospitals require a woman to come in weekly in the last part of pregnancy, shouldn't they make appointments available? Is that too much to ask?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Auntie Susan says, you are doing SWELL! I certainly do hope that your dad, my brother, is gonna call me just as soon as Ella makes her grand entrance!

Thinking of you every minute of every day, sending you Reiki energy for a smooth and wonderful delivery!

love you!