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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The dreaded M word

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I have been a little worried lately due to some spotting over recent weeks, however I understand that a bit of spotting in the early weeks of pregnancy could be normal. Yesterday, I finally called Dr. H's office to inquire whether this was normal. (I still haven't seen Dr. H yet, my first appt with her is on March 21) Dr. H wasn't going to be in the office until next Wed (she works 2.5 day per week) so they forwarded my question to the on-call doctor. I later got a call back from Dr. H2 recommending a blood test to test if something was going up or down. Didn't catch what it was, but I assume it's that pregnancy hormone. Didn't catch the name of the blood test either, quantitative somethingorother, but I assume it's just a fancy name for "pregnancy blood test". So I thought I might mosey on over to the lab sometime today if Miss M felt like going out. What has gotten me a bit worried is Dr. H2's mention of possible miscarriage. Eeks! That was not something that had crossed my mind at all. Perhaps all this time while I've had this feeling of being pregnant, it was really more a feeling that something was wrong. I wouldn't know the difference. I'm trying not to worry, just do the blood test and wait for the results...

This morning I got a call from someone at Dr. H2's office asking whether I was going to pick up the paperwork before going to the lab, and also when I was going to do the blood test. I mentioned that I would be at the medical building on Thurs (this is to remove stitches from my biopsy last month) so it would be convenient to do the blood test on that day. Then she told me that I would have to follow up with another blood test on Sat; she clarified that there would be 2 blood tests. I hadn't picked up on that little detail when I spoke to Dr. H2 last night. What I didn't understand was why I couldn't take the blood test today (Tues) and then follow up with another on Thurs (since the Thurs/Sat combination was also 2 days apart). She told me that if I did the blood test today (Tues), then I would have to do the followup blood test on Friday. Whatever. It'll just be easier to do it on Thurs/Sat.

Dr. C called me last week to give me the results on the biopsy. Good news, it wasn't cancerous. It's so nice to get some good news. However she told me that the pathologist also mentioned that the mole looked "moderately atypical" and recommended somethingorother, forget the exact terminology but the gist of it is that they want to cut around the mole site a little more just to be safe. I'm not yet sure I want to do this on Thurs when I get the stitches removed. The area seems to be healing nicely, however the skin around that area has gotten a bit sensitive due to the adhesive on the bandages that I've been changing every day.

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The inlaws took Miss M last Saturday for a sleepover, so DH & I got some couple time together. :-) We thought we'd see a movie -- a current movie playing in the movie theater -- something we hadn't done since The Illusionist. But nothing really jumped out at us as a must-see, so we didn't go. We did manage to have dinner out, just the two of us, without Miss M. That's another thing we hadn't done in ages. It felt so weird not to have Miss M around.

We went to Amber India Restaurant in Mountain View, CA. This is my first Indian restaurant since I moved to the new house and it was really really good! We had the Tandoori Mixed Grill and the Navratan Korma. The first is a combo of Tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, kebab-e-khas (lamb), prawn kebab and seekh kebab (lamb) served on a sizzler. I have to say that I loved the kebab-e-khas the best, next time I'll just get a plateful of that. The other dish is mixed veggies with nuts cooked in a creamy sauce. Everything was delicious and of course we got some naan too. Can't get enough of naan. I need to try some other Indian restaurants in the area...

Well, that's pretty much what's been going on in my world lately. I haven't made much progress on Mom's vest. I am so sick of looking at the color of that yarn. And my eyes tend to get tired whenever I work on it. Gosh, it really would be so much easier to buy her a vest.


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12 stitch(es):

Ursula said...

Wishing you my best when you go in for the tests. You're in my thoughts.

Acornbud said...

Ditto, for good test results:)

Lisa W. said...

so glad your bx came out fine.....likely no dreaded m...spotting can be very very normal in the first trimester..(did i ever tell you congrats?) and i'll keep my fingers crossed for luck and health for you. glad you and the man had a nice dinner out...sounds delicious..it's funny that knitting for someone else...something that you really don't care for...just drags on and on...i think i'm joining the selfish knitters club ;0 hugs!

Libby said...

Marie, Good luck with the upcoming tests and Congrats on the mole results.

Libby

Karen said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your blog means a lot to me and I'm sure legions of others. (I made a scarf out of your Dayflower washcloth pattern. Some day I'll send you a picture.)

Jennifer said...

Keep us posted... you will be in my prayers.

Allison said...

Keep us posted. I'm thinking positively for you and as Lisa says - spotting is normal. Hang in there - I know that waiting is so hard.

hakucho said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope you get good test results. It's good they can do a test that hopefully will put your mind at ease. Good luck :)

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

A whispered prayer for you for good results...

Francesca said...

Well do take care of yourself and I will think of you!

You have given a lot to the knitting community with your wonderful patterns and blog, and I'm sure there are others who will send a good wish, a hope and a prayer on the breeze.

Francesca

Anne said...

Many prayers to you - I'm hoping everything turns out just fine and things are alright for you and your growing little one.

BellaMama said...

Hope all goes well for you and your new baby!!
If you want to make your own naan, go to my Peasant House link to go to the youtube video on how to make it. It's so very easy & doesn't take any time at all!!
Blessings,
Mrs.C.