Last week, at my 16 week appointment, I made “friends” with a new midwife. And, by “friends,” I mean she was pretty much completely unimpressed with me and my opinion and proactive self.
Just like all of the other times, my platelets are low (where I explain it best) during this pregnancy (in fact, not pregnant, they run on the very low side of normal). It is called pregnancy induced ITP, for those of you medical types.
So, when this new midwife came into the room, she introduced herself and immediately said we were going to draw blood to get a platelet count because they were low last month. I knew they were low because the nurse called me to tell me that they were low. I expected it. I’ve previously had every test under the sun run. There is no reason for the ITP, they are just low. So far, I’ve never had any of the other symptoms.
I digress…since I already knew this was the case, I had already planned on declining the test this time. We pay out of pocket (and it’s about $50 each time for the test) and they don’t do anything. They just monitor it. So, what’s the point, right?
You should have seen the look on her face! How dare I have a say in my medical “treatment!” She was shocked. And, of course, it only went downhill from there. She told me to make sure I put sunscreen on my road rash and I said “not to worry, I don’t go in the sun!” I then complimented her nice tan, and again, she was insulted “this isn’t a tan.” Whoops. (But, she said she gets lighter in the winter, so if it’s not a tan, I don’t know what it is.)
So, yeah, that went well. Thankfully, the baby sounded good and seems to be doing well!
And, we will be finding out the sex of the baby at the end of the month (the first time we’ve done it!).
(My sister said I looked “ticked off at the world” except she didn’t say “ticked” in my last belly picture, so here’s a genuine 9pm smile at 17 weeks and 2 days).
Don’t you love the artwork on the wall? The kids have figured out how to roll tape and put their artwork all over our house. And, it’s just too cute to take down).
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