Life after preeclampsia

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby wrennie » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:09 pm

Alice, great sentiments! I am happy to be here as apart of this community too. I couldnt have made it thru my loss or my second pregnancy with out these boards. That is amazing to me....truly great! Hope all is well across the pond! :)

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby tree » Tue Feb 09, 2010 01:40 pm

Thanks Alice, Caryn, Audrey, and everyone else for posting these comments.
I met a woman in the local diaper shop yesterday who had a beautiful little girl. She was small, and her Mom and I started talking about preemies, then Pre-E, then HELLP. I haven't met anyone else (other than on the boards) who has been through this, and I was thinking about this post while we were chatting. I think we were both pretty rattled by meeting another HELLP survivor so randomly, and one of the first things that came up was guilt. This woman put a tremendous effort into doing everything right, bedrest, diet, etc, and the one of the first things we talked about was guilt. I feel so incredibly lucky to be part of this community, even though all of us probably wish we didn't meet this way. Thanks again for all that you do.

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby sarab » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:31 am

Thank you, Alice, for your beautiful reminder. We've missed you!

And just look at this wonderful discussion you've touched off. Like Caryn, I am honored to work with such an amazing group.

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Postby kbunsey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 09:14 pm

Y'know I really needed to come here today, poke around, visit all the different forums. I'm glad I came back after putting baby to bed and clicked on "Misc." I'm back at work a bit. Taking care of baby. Trying to keep up with house. Trying to keep up with everything. But I'm not taking such great care of and keeping up with me - and my "stuff" - a lot of which - most of which has to do with my Preeclampsia. And THANK YOU for the reminder - it was not my fault. It has been so long since I had to tell myself that over and over again - but it is time to revisit that mantra b/c somewhere along the recent way I seem to have forgotten that what happened to me was not my fault and was not something I did wrong or failed to do properly. Your post is so good - so spot on - helpful - needed. Thank you. XO

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby cindyh27 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 05:22 pm

Well said Alice :) xoxo

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby jules2 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 02:53 pm

Thanks, you are close to all making me cry (something I never do, in spite of everything).

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby l412angel » Wed Feb 03, 2010 02:03 pm

I second Caryn!

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby caryn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 01:18 pm

Maybe we aren't so good at making babies. But look how beautifully we take care of each other.

I'm honored to be a part of this community.

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby 4evermyangel » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:30 am

Thank you Alice, once again this place has made me feel "normal". I used to come here so often after we lost our daughter Emma 2 years ago. Since then my husband and I have had this overwhelming need to help others who are going thru what we went thru. To make our long story short, I developed PE at 28 weeks delivered Emma 3 days later and we had a 5 month NICU stay, got to bring her home for 8 days and lost her during a surgery to remove a hemangioma, the doctors have no idea what went wrong.

The guilt and all the other feeling that you talk about....we know those all to well.

We do a PF walk every year on the weekend of her birthday, and we work with a charity that provides support to families in the NICU's but no matter what we do, it never seems to be enough. I would do anything I could to prevent someone else from feeling the pain that we do everyday. Since returning to work and all the other daily activities of "life" I haven't had a chance to come and check in nearly as often as I would like.

I've been a "lurker" lately and that is out of fear. Your post just gave me what I need to go to the Pregnant Again board and announce our 2nd pregnancy. I've been afraid to even say it out loud out of fear that once I say it something will go wrong. Your post made me realize and remember that no matter what happens I can come here for the support that I need!

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Re : Life after preeclampsia

Postby ozierja » Wed Feb 03, 2010 08:52 am

Awesome dialogue, y'all are fantastic and strong!

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