Irritating doctor visit

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby chubbiesmom » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:08 am

Fiona- Ohhh thanks for the suggestion. I think that will go over much better with the family if I put it on ice instead of next to the Mountain Dew in the fridge LOL.

Mamajett- I also was able to locate a peri near me with the link provided. Hopefully they will be able to squeeze me in. Thanks!!!

Michelle

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby fiona » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:47 am

I kept my bottle of pee on ice next to the loo. I just bought a couple of those big bags of ice and stuck it all in a bucket.


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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby gilma » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:38 am

Everyone has given great advice just wanted to second or third the whole weight loss thing. I kept losing through the whole pregnancy....by the time I started gaining (8lbs in one week) all the staff at the office said was that's okay your starting to catch up to where your supposed to be! (2 weeks later I was in the hospital.) This was the pattern (losing weight and gaining a large amount at once right before hospitalization) for all of my pregnancies by the way.
Good for you being so proactive. Keep it up girl!

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby heather j » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:12 am

I found the list of my potential peris/mfms through the maternal fetal medicine website which I was directed to by this forum. Here's the link:

http://www.smfm.org/index.cfm?zone=search&nav=doctor

Try to just enter your city/state. If that doesn't work, leave all fields blank except for state and see what turns up; though I don't imagine you'll have trouble locating one since I found a couple here in little ol' Knoxville!

You can ask for your results. I do everytime they run something, and I stick it in my little binder that I tote along to every visit...don't think they haven't noticed [;)]!

To second Julie - YES is has to be refrigerated - even iced for the card ride back!

Again, you're one brave gal!

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby ozierja » Wed Dec 06, 2006 09:16 am

Hi Michelle, they should have told you to keep the urine refigerated. Also you are entitled to all of your records and test results.
You are my hero too:)

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby chubbiesmom » Wed Dec 06, 2006 09:03 am

Thank you everyone for making me feel like I'm not overreacting. Do I need to keep the urine refrigerated?? The only thing instructions I received were to not use the first urine of this morning but of tomorrow morning when I'm finishing the 24 hrs.

My labs should be back tomorrow, and I hope they are ok. Yes, this is the new OB I switched to after interviewing after leaving my OB of over 10 yrs. So this is very upsetting that he seems like such a boob after being completely different at the interview then he is now. agghhhh!!!. I told my dh I don't even want him delivering our baby.

Can I request copies of my bloodwork done so that I can have them in hand for myself??

I can't seem to find a peri in my area. I live in the Metro Detroit(michigan) area, and I thought they would be easy to locate.

If it wasn't for all of you, I wouldn't be on top of things. I made sure I read posts before I left so I would have the nerve to actually speak up, and it worked [:)]

Thanks again!

Michelle

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby alexp » Wed Dec 06, 2006 00:55 am

Michelle - I'm not trying to be funny - b/c like Caryn said, it's really not funny at all...

but I feel they must've given you the male urine collector is because your doctor thinks you've got some mighty big cojones! [;)]

Seriously, you are my hero now. Good for you for being so wonderfully proactive, educated, assertive and brave.

What you are describing is concerning. I can't really add anything to the advice others have given. I like the idea of L&D too. Please keep us posted - you and baby are in my thoughts.

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby heather j » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:16 pm

This guy was the new guy after your last ob, right? Ugh. Sometimes it's so hard to find a good doctor and, really, that's sad and discouraging. Like everyone else has said, though, it's really good that at least you're on top of things - and try to get in with a peri!

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby denise » Tue Dec 05, 2006 09:57 pm

Michelle, please do keep the suggestion of L&D in your mind. Keep us posted.

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Re : Irritating doctor visit

Postby caryn » Tue Dec 05, 2006 09:48 pm

Oh dear, Michelle, you made me spit coffee across the room. And really, it's not funny.

I definitely second the L&D with any concerns, call a perinatologist comments -- so many OBs never really see a severe PE patient, and probably many never see a recurrent PE patient either.

Let us know how things go -- did they say how long it would take to get the labwork back?


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