Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I AM NOT YOUR DUMPING GROUND

I cannot say it enough to all that will listen.  Find some place else to drop your load of woes.  Give it to God as I try to do daily.  Give it to your best friend, lover, parent or shrink but don't take it out on me.  I'm pregnant and I have hypertension.

Last week I had a bleeding scare.  Last week I called PNW to find out what should be done because they told me any bleeding was to be reported to them.  They contacted Madigan requesting an ultrasound that day.  It took a week to get me in.  That week was up today.  I was seen today.  However, I need to back track a bit.  Maureen at Madigan's REI clinic called me last week to schedule the ultrasound and said she was putting in a third beta for me as well.  Today the beta was not in the computer.  I'll get back to that in a bit.  I will be filing an ICE report ASAP but this CPU keeps saying the site has a possible virus on it.  I'll try to file the report from a different device by the end of the day.

Yesterday I had my appointment with Neurology at Madigan.  It seems as though they are curious why I hadn't been referred by my PCM to their clinic sooner and why it took the ENT clinic to do the referring.  I know I've mentioned just how competent my PCM is in the past on my blog.  The man refuses to refer
 me out like a insurance doctor refuses to see something obviously wrong with a patient like a broken bone sticking out of a leg!

Neurology determined that my carpal tunnel and tendinitis are becoming aggravated by my moderate spinal stenosis and they'd like to get a new set of EMG testing and MRI done on me to see just how worse it has gotten.  As for the dizzy spells, well it is recorded that I have mild Meniere's disease and migraine headaches.  I found out a new thing, I am one of those types of people that can get migraines without the headache too.  Just plain odd.

So I got home late in the afternoon yesterday after a 1.5 hour exam in Neurology to find that a former on line friend had gone rabid on me.  I was removed from her facebook group.  No loss as a few of the women didn't like my last post about how "WE" are not pregnant but I am in relation to my husband's use of the word over the holiday weekend.  They felt that he earned the right to say "we" even when I'm not present because he is my spouse and even more so because he is a soldier.  UM, no!  Sorry but he isn't a royal.

Anyway the rabid woman left me a message on facebook that I transferred on to the other administrator of the group.  I refused to reply to the message as I didn't want to cause more stress.

Today things just got worse in the dumping ground.  Seriously does no one care that I could have a stroke? Before the exam my bp was 139/70 and that is with me being on Labetalol 200 mg twice daily.  Dr. Saunders at Madigan RE clinic went down my throat and was looking straight at me accusing me of rapping on her back door office to gain access.  I did not.  I was at the lab the whole time.  If the RE office would stop shopping online for a few minutes and actually answer their phones especially when the Lab manager is calling them they wouldn't have my husband knock politely with one knuckle on their door.

So she chews me out.  Then she goes into how their office, I'm Tricare Prime, doesn't have to give me care since I'm using an infertility clinic outside of their network.  Um, hate to tell you doc but you do.  I have verbal agreement with Chow, Beasely, and Burney along with Jennifer that you will give me care and make available to me appointments during your clinic hours.

I told Saunders to stop.  She continued on.  I told her she was going to make me cry and to stop.  She didn't stop and I started to cry and then hyperventilate.  I asked her to leave the room.  She didn't.  My husband had to then ask her to leave.

When she came back in the room she started in on me AGAIN!  I told her to stop.  She said she was trying to apologize.  That wasn't an apology that was her blaming me yet again.  I told her that she scares me and every time, think back to 13 February where she hurt me during the SIS, she does an ultrasound she hurts me.  She has been told to not exam me again by her superiors.

Well enough of that.  You get the drift by now.  Crappy past few days.

*****WARNING*****
Ultrasound photos below

Good news is that I have at  least one baby in utero.  Saunders said there could very well be another one in there but she can't see it just yet.  I know they can develop at different rates considering the two embryos weren't genetically related to one another.

The sac with fetal pole was measuring 5 wk 5 days Yolk sac was .47 cm, CRL 0.24 cm.  Heart could be seen flickering away.  Dr. Saunders didn't see it when I saw it flickering.  She went back to it and saw it the second time around.  Yup J and I have some real hope.  I just need to keep the stress down and this pregnancy might just make it.


19 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you have to deal with such crap. Take deep breaths and take care of yourself first. So happy to see the ultrasound pics and hope they continue on.

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    1. Next week Monday is the next ultrasound.

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  2. Sorry you have so much stress and crap going on right now :( Deep breaths... your scan was fantastic! I am so happy! A HB is so promising, especially so early!

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    1. I was finally able to file an ICE report. Hoping they actually get read and something will be done about that doctor.

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  3. Ugh I am sorry you had to deal with all that :( But I am SO happy for you that the baby is doing well!

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    1. Me too Sarah. Glad you did an update on your blog recently.

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  4. Yay heartbeat! Boo crappy people.

    That top ultrasound really looks like two to me. Granted, my eyes see twins everywhere I go, but yeah. I'm surprised they didn't investigate what looks like a second one in what looks like a second sac below the one they were measuring.

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    1. OMG! I never noticed that. Perhaps that is why she said there could be a second one. I'm just happy we got to see the heart beating today.

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  5. This just infuriates me! I will never understand why people feel it necessary to treat others this way. It makes me angry. Yay for the ultrasound!!! :)

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    1. The sad fact is that this particular doctor is treating other patients the same as she has treated me from what I've gathered from the said patients. I just can't understand how this doctor is allowed to be promoted either.

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  6. UGH!!! I am just SO SORRY that these doctors continue to be awful. Loved seeing that ultrasound pic!

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    1. I'm so confused as to how they are still allowed to operate without a major overhaul to their staff.

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  7. Congratulations how exciting to have such a promising ultrasound . I have sorta been in similar situation with such malevolent healthcare persons...the front desk person are like guard dogs. Any how you are your only advocate for your unborn children and your husband yours so my vote what works for you guys works and it really shouldn't mind to anyone else. Infertility loss and chronic health issues cause so much awareness in your life...it's a place you don't wish on anyone, but it's your obstacle so let you fight it your way. I'm really excited to see on the next ultrasound...when will that be. I hope you get to enjoy this time

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    1. I wish I knew how health care became so bad in the recent years. Back in the late 90's when I was dealing with military medical care it was really so much better and top of the line too.

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  8. It is such a relief to see a great ultrasound pic with heartbeat after that bleeding scare!

    Bad docs bring everybody down. There was one that really sucked in the OB practice where I had my twins and eventually there were enough suits against him that the whole practice folded, taking a bunch of really great docs down with him. It is one thing when a mom is young and healthy, it is another story when a mom is older or is pregnant with twins or has serious health issues. I hope that you are able to get the health care you deserve for the rest of this pregnancy.

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    1. I'm not the first to file an ICE report on this particular doctor. I was actually told I should go to patient advocate and turn her in there. Will have to do that with the next appt. next week.

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  9. What wonderful news to come back to!! So excited and happy for you guys!!!

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    1. Sonja, so glad you had a good time abroad. J and did donor eggs and a donor embryo this past cycle.

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  10. I love those pictures. So absolutely excited for you!

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