Thursday, April 30, 2009

2nd Dr.'s Appointment

I know I get to go the doctor a million times before the baby is born. On the last appointment they drew blood and made me fill out a bunch of paperwork. They asked me all the usual medical questions. They weighed me and did a sonogram. This time we got to "check up under the hood" if you know what I'm saying. They nurse asked me again before the doctor came in for more medical history and again if I had any STDs. I signed another set of waivers for test I didn't care to do. My last two experiences with the OB were nothing like this. She smiled and said they would go over my test results. This scared me a little because USUALLY they just tell me everything came back great and go onto poking and prodding under the hood. The doctor went over EVERY result of the tests. I just kept thinking here it comes. I didn't have HIV/Aids, check, blood levels okay, check. At this point I'm thinking the worst. You really can get STD's from public toilets. Until she says, no STD's, check. Why is she doing this? No drugs or alcohol, check. I'm looking down at the paper. Under this category it list in all caps, CAFFEINE. The doctor looked up at me smiled and said, "I don't blame you for that". Lastly, she gets to the results of my THYROID. It is below the LOW marks on the scale. It was a 1.7. She said we would take another blood test later to see if it was still on the low end. ALL that for CAFFEINE and a 1.7 THYROID level. I'm sure I giggled a little because in high stress situations, that's what I do. After that it was down to business, she said, "scoot your bottom all the way to the end the table until you feel like you will fall off".

5 comments:

Mother of 4, Caregiver of 8 said...

I hate going to the OB. They can put a robot on mars and yet they still can't find a better way to keep up with things down there with out going under the hood.

I hope your thyroid levels out and everything else goes well with the baby.

Sharla said...

Wow, what a "fun" apt :). The caffeine one made me laugh! That is inetersting to go over every test... glad there's no std, aids, etc going on! Good luck with the thyroid though!

J and C said...

Oh my gosh- I hate those exams..that quote at the end was way too funny!

nellsq said...

I love this story! I still want to know the actual level of caffeine in your little body! Maybe we could have a competition and see whos number is higher. We do that in the ER...but we are guessing blood alcohol levels:)

Kirchner Family said...

Doctors are NO fun! I too understand the caffeine levels - I love my Dr Pepper and you love your Diet Coke - hey we need to talk about Todds birthday - call me when you get a chance!