Hello everyone! I haven't posted in few days, I know. I'm still here, alive and well, sort-of. I certainly have felt better, but this week hasn't been too rough on me as far as the nausea and puking are concerned. Monday morning was very rough on me. I almost didn't make it to the toilet in time to throw up that morning. I had a OB appt. Monday morning, and all the trouble of getting dressed and putting on my make-up stirred things in my body, and I threw up twice before we even left for the appt. I remained really nauseated all morning, until we got some lunch at Moe's, which I continued to snack on the remainder of the day. ( Their burritoes are HUGE)!! Tuesday I felt pretty good. Wednesday I started feeling queasy again and threw up once, out of the blue, Thursday, I began feeling more and more nauseous and threw up, and today, Friday, I have more of an awful taste in my mouth making me sick than an upset stomach. My saliva is super thick and lots of it and has a mediciny taste, and I just can't get rid of it. So far today I haven't thrown up, or felt like I needed to. I don't know if it's my body finally calming down or if it's the build-up of Phenergan helping me to be able to get out of bed this week. No way do I feel like myself, but this has been my best week yet since the middle of January. I'm afraid to stop the Phenergan though, I want to wait longer and see how long I can go between doses before deciding I don't need it anymore.
Phenergan is a really good drug for nausea, but it makes me very sleepy and gives me a dry mouth throughout the night so that when I wake up....it's like I had cotton in my mouth all night...then when I get the saliva flowing again, it's super thick and nasty tasting....Oh well..which one is better? nausea or excess saliva? I'd rather have neither.
I had an issue with my bloodwork. When a woman becomes pregnant, the doctors order all this routine bloodwork to make sure everything is like it should be in the body. One of my numbers came back as high/abnormal. So I had to go and see a specialist who explained to me what it could mean. Since I didn't have one thing it meant, I could possibly have the other thing, which is Lupus. With all the sick days and achy pains I have had over the past few years, I certainly think Lupus would be a correct diagnosis. So I had to go through some more testing, more in-depth bloodwork. This time the bloodwork came back negative. No Lupus for me! Yeah! This result means that I won't need any special monitoring or considerations during the pregnancy. I turned up completely healthy. It was a false positive. I did read that 10% of women will receive a false positive on something in their bloodwork while pregnant.
The specialist told me that the most common genetic disorder is Cystic Fibrosis. Although there is no-one in my family that has this disease, for some reason the doctor wanted to test to see if I was a carrier for it. I reckon this is something he orders for everyone, I don't know. He ordered it for me though. I'm thinking it doesn't make any difference now! But at least if I know, then my kids will know they are carriers too. Fortunely I am not a carrier for this. Jason wasn't tested though, but I would venture a guess that he isn't a carrier either, since no-one in his family has this either. It's probably a good idea to know if you are a carrier for any genetic disease though, at least in the sense that it prepares you for that situation. That would be the ONLY reason to know, to be prepared. I can be rest assured I am healthy now...I never for a minute thought I carried the gene for cystic fibrosis. But now I know for sure.
While I type this post, the kids are interjecting my thoughts with squeals of laughter. They are watching Tom and Jerry...I love hearing them laugh. I know after all this sickness, and I have my new baby in my arms, all the pain and suffering is worth it. Just to hear a laugh.