Monday, September 28, 2009

This and That & week 3 begins~

Just a little clarification on why I have to be asleep during the c-section and hysterectomy. The anesthesiologist is worried about possible blood loss due to the placenta increta and wants a controlled environment. I'm learning that the anesthesiologist holds a lot of power on d-day. The uterus is receiving 4 times the amount of blood when you're pregnant so the potential for blood loss is high. Coming to terms with all of this though and it seems that everyday brings new information.

So, here is a vent. I have to have my blood drawn every 3 days which I'm totally fine with but these people come way to early in the morning. On Friday they came in at 6 AM and this morning they came in at 5:45 AM. Now what happened to the whole theory about how important sleep is for a pregnant woman? They just come in and without warning just flips on the light which is brutal when you're waking up from a dead sleep! Ugh, this is my only complaint after being here for 17 days...I've gotten used to the food and lack of privacy, but this whole early-morning-let-me-stick-you-while-you're-still-coming-into-awareness is starting to suck. I mentioned it to my nurse that 7 AM would be much better for me if that were possible.

They changed the NST orders because Cooper hates them. of the nurses said that its been years since she's seen a more stubborn baby :) He gets that from his daddy. So, in the morning he only has to be on the monitor for 30 minutes and in the evening he only has to do it for 10 minutes. I have to wear the TOCO though for the entire hour which is nothing. Last Thursday though I did have a bought of an irritable uterus and I mentioned this to my peri on Friday (my u/s day) so they checked my cervix to make sure that I'm not having any preterm labor. If you know anything about uterine ruptures then you will know that its imperative that you don't go into labor because the contractions could cause a re-rupture. Anyhow, cervix is long and beautiful and I haven't had a irritable uterus since last Thursday.

I've now decided that breakfast is my new favorite meal because it means a new day has begun and we are that much closer to d-day. I hope all of you had a great breakfast and have a wonderful day!!!


  1. I like your outlook on breakfast :) Hope it was a good one.

  2. YIKES!! that is EARLY for some lab!!! sounds like you guys are tracking right along beautifully now.. =)

  3. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. :)

    I can imagine the 6am let me wake you up by stabbing you with a needle can't be fun, but glad to hear all is well.

  4. Thanks for the information. You answered my question of being out for the c section.
    Have a great week. God Bless.

  5. I love mornings too! But, I'm sure I'd despise them getting woken up to blood draws. I did have a good breakfast- greek yogurt, bananas, walnuts, and cinnamon. :) Thank you very much!

  6. You have all my sympathy! I think they have to do all the blood work early because it not only suits them better but when they knock off at 7am they have to report everything to the new shift. I am surprised they don’t wake you earlier so they can still have another cuppa …. Just joking! Some staff is wonderful while you get the odd one that does her job simply because she gets paid to do so.

    I recall the morning after I had my total hysterectomy. They made me get up on my feet (at 5am!) to change my sheets. It was terrible because I just wanted to faint and all she said was “keep those eyes wide open!” I hung onto my bed for dear life. That was thee most painful operation I ever had. No, maybe it was my tonsillectomy at the age of 21….Ouch!

    Thinking of you Mate! Hugs and love :)

  7. I so admire your acceptance of this tough situation (except that early morning harrassment - ugh!) and your positive attitude. It will get you far. Glad to hear that you are making good progress. You sound like you're in great hands with your doc and anesthesiologist - excellent!