Tuesday was my doctor's appointment and they took my BP and it was high. So the doctor sent me to the lab at the hospital to have tests done. Thursday I went and got my blood drawn and the last of the testing done. Well, I called my doctor later that day and the nurse said that the doctor was not in and that she would not be able to review my results for the Preeclampsia testing until the next morning, this morning. Well, I also have a home visitation nurse that comes out and does my vitals and gives help and advice and stuff like that. Yesterday she took my bp and it was 142/90. 140/90 is considered high and 135/90 or higher is high in pregnant women. So it was high. She also took my weight. Well, this morning she came back out and re-took my weight and BP. My BP was 138/88 (only 2 away on the top and bottom numbers from being high) and we found out I gained a whole pound in a day. That is one of the signs of preeclampsia or PIH. So, I have also had swelling in my face, feet, ankles and legs. Along with scant amounts of urine when i pee (sorry if TMI), spots before the eyes, excessive weight gain, and swelling. I did the proteinuria test and that is what I am waiting on. Well, my home nurse called me and told me to call the L&D unit at the hospital to see if they wanted me to come in because she is concerned about things. I called and they told me NOT to put my feet up but to lay on my side all day long. and that a bp of 138/88 was great for a pregnant woman....personally I think that is wrong so...but yeah I am really frustrated because if something could be getting done....it is not. Am I worrying too much or am I right to be worrying this much?
Posts You May Be Interested In
Hi all! This is for those of you that have or have had the same neurologist for 4 years or more. I have been with mine now since 2009. He is one of the best movement disorder secialists in the midwest. I know he is extremely busy on the lecture circuit now and in fact not taking new patients there is a huge waiting list for him. BUT.... I feel like my visits are not what they use to be. He...
I gave my 2 week notice last Friday 13th. Now to join you fine people in a life of leisure and nothing else to do but to look out for myself....is it just me or does that sound pretty boring? My goal was to live to retire and I guess having to take early retirement because of health reasons wasn't exactly the way I had planned things. I just can't stay in that building that is reeking mildew...