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August 19th, 2009, 12:09 PM
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I JUST got my prescription for my meter, etc. YESTERDAY. I picked it up at 3PM so I decided to wait until today so I'll have a full day to test and get used to it.

So I woke up this morning and tested. It was 84, then I went back to sleep because my hips were killing me and I couldn't walk. I just woke up and finished eating again. So I have like 45 minutes until I test again. I guess I'm lucky that my fasting #'s are already pretty low.

I still haven't heard anything about meeting w/a dietitian but I really don't care now. I've been reading books and every site I can get my hands on on the GD diet, I've more than cut my carbs in half, and I eat enough sugar to keep me from feeling jittery. I'm hoping my next set will be within normal ranges.

I'm just really highly pissed that I JUST GOT my meter at past 34 weeks pregnant. I'm glad I don't have a severe sugar problem or anything.

I've been losing weight or fat though, I can tell because my ribs poke out now, it looks weird. And my hip bones stick out. My love handles are starting to disappear though...so at least that's a plus. I just hope it's not affecting the baby though.

They also haven't mentioned where my cerclage is coming out at, who's doing it (I have a preference for someone who has a least done it before), they also haven't gotten back to me about my shingles situation. Luckily, they're going away well on their own, but still, 2 calls and a 'we'll have the Dr. call you back' thing and still no answers.

They are going to take the time to answer some questions this Thursday. The also mentioned when they diagnosed me w/GD that they would perform another ultrasound at the 34-36 week mark. They have always scheduled mine 3 weeks in advance. So, I know it won't be this week, next week, or the week after.....I just wanna see my baby and see about how much he weighs, and mainly see those chubby cheeks.

I haven't even had a CL scan since 25 weeks. And only 2 manuals. I saw a young girl last week freak out when they told her she has GD, and she wailed and cried and they came out and told her sitting in the waiting room that they would do bi-weekly u/s's. They also said the same thing they told me: 'You're numbers aren't super high, just above normal, you won't need insulin as long as you control it w/diet'. Where are my bi-weekly u/s? I'm ready to be selfish and play like a kid because I'm tired of being rushed out of the exam room after waiting an hour or more. I have only had bp, hb, and fundal height checks for a couple months. They haven't mentioned anything about me getting close. I was talking to a family friend who is 3 weeks ahead of me, at 34 weeks she came out w/this bag about preparing for labor and childbirth options, and parenting books, receiving blankets, all kinds of stuff.

So I'm hoping they at least make me feel like I've accomplished something. I know other women deserve their babies, and if they have no problems then that is terrific for them because I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But I'm sick of feeling like I'm still being treated like a time bomb. It's apparent my baby is going to be alright even if he came this week. But the nurses and Drs. still look at my chart and look at me, and I know they see the previous loss on my chart, and see the cervical cerclage on my chart, I've seen it too. But treat me like a patient, don't keep me in the dark, don't pick w/the other patients w/normal pregnancies and speak to me like I'm in mourning.

Sorry, long, but I just really want this over with, I want my little boy here so I can forget them. So I can forget the aches and pains and know that it was all worth more than thousand times it's weight in gold.
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August 19th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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Um I know it's hard....but if I were you I would seriously be calling tons of people and places and be complaining. They are being too lax it sounds like and speaking clearly hypoethetically (I hope your baby will be fine) if something did go wrong their ***** would be a in a sling. Tell them how it is and call other places complaining. Find out who to complain to and where to lodge these complaints....because it sounds like they are being ridiculously incompetent!!!

I am glad you have such a handle on most of it....I would be having a total hissy and calling so many people about it. I can't wait til your baby is here and this pregnancy is over with--never go to this place again!!!! They sound terrible!
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August 19th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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I just want to second Bonnie. I'm so sorry that you're being treated this way (or not treated?).

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August 19th, 2009, 03:49 PM
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I completely agree with the ladies here. The one thing I learned from losing Robert is that you have to take your healthcare into your own hands. If they aren't doing what you need them to do, you need to bother them enough to get some action or switch doctors. I totally no longer believe that doctors do what is in our best interest. They do what is convenient for them. I say do whatever you have to do to preserve your baby's life and ensure it gets here alive and healthy. I would be freaking out if my doctor was doing what yours is. I would raise hell. Good luck to you. I hope you get them to change their quality of care!
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August 19th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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I completely agree with the ladies here. The one thing I learned from losing Robert is that you have to take your healthcare into your own hands. If they aren't doing what you need them to do, you need to bother them enough to get some action or switch doctors. I totally no longer believe that doctors do what is in our best interest. They do what is convenient for them. I say do whatever you have to do to preserve your baby's life and ensure it gets here alive and healthy. I would be freaking out if my doctor was doing what yours is. I would raise hell. Good luck to you. I hope you get them to change their quality of care!
Oh this is SOOOOO how I feel right now!!!! I agree, I agree, I agree.
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