Monday, February 14, 2011

Umm...No I don't think I can make it

Last week in my pregnancy update I mentioned my horrible headache. Well, it never went away. By Friday, it had spread to my teeth (I even commented to my mom that I thought I had a toothache). And by Saturday it had spread to my jaw. I could barely even open my mouth. By the time I went to bed, my extra strength Tylenol wasn't even slightly helping me and in the words of my dad (who has had something similar), it felt like a "brain hemorrhage!"

At about 11pm, I told Mr. Howard (after I had already washed my face, changed into pajamas, brushed my teeth, and crawled into bed) that I didn't think I was going to make it. And after five minutes of trying to ignore the "brain hemorrhage," I decided I needed to make a trip to the ER. Mr. Howard so desperately wanted to take me, but with Connor fast asleep, it wasn't an option. To appease him, I told him that I would ask my mom to meet me there. Of course I am a big girl and I could have gone on my own, but I know what it's like to worry and my mom lives about 5 minutes from the hospital.

So off I went. They checked me in and the nurse asked me routine questions, "what is the pain on a scale of 1-10?"..."where is the pain?"...and then one final question, "Any other medical complications?" I mentioned that I was 17 weeks pregnant with twins. He asked me a few questions about if this was my first (no...third)and if I knew what they were: boys or girls (no...we've had 5 ultrasounds, but they can't tell yet...). And then at the end of the check-in process, he told me he'd need a urine sample.

I gave it and he put it on this test in the corner of the room.

Do you know what it is? My mom read me the name of the test "hCG" and I said, "That's a pregnancy test!!!" She laughed and we both kept thinking...there's NO way this man just gave me a pregnancy test. It must be for something else!

Later the doctor walked in, went over everything with me, confirmed that I had a sinus infection (Seriously? Have you ever had one? They feel like brain hemorrhages!...well what I'd imagine one would feel like), and then started to leave. Before she made it to the door I said, "So IS that a pregnancy test on the counter?" She smiled and said quietly, "Yeah...not really sure why he did that. If someone tells ME they're 17 weeks pregnant with twins, I don't think I'd do a pregnancy test." Ha!!! Did he not believe me??? Is this some big problem they have at hospitals?? Women claiming to be 17 weeks pregnant with twins when they aren't?? And what does it matter if I am or if I'm not??

SO VERY STRANGE! It made for some FUN entertainment for my mom and I though.

Update: I have now taken the antibiotics for two days and I can tell you that I am A MILLION times better. I had NO IDEA how painful sinus infections were. I expected them to be just like a stuffed, clogged feeling. I have such sympathy for you chronic sinus infection folks. Ick!!!

3 comments:

courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am laughing over here! What a tool! LOL. As you know, I too am on meds for a sinus infection. It felt like someone was stabbing my eyeballs with pins everytime I moved them. Other than that, I had intense pressure. sinus infections blow, they are so painful. Glad you felt better in time for a great date night and fabulous day!

Next time call us, one of us would have totally come sat (or really slept) on your couch while Mr. Howard took you! Glad you and your mom had a good laugh involved though!

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Okay, I am laughing here! I had something almost as bad happen to me. Also at 17 weeks, I called the Kaiser nurse advice line because I thought I might have a UTI. As usual they ask all these seemingly random questions, and at some point, I said, "You should probably know that I'm 17 weeks pregnant." He said, "When's your due date?" "July 11." He then said, "You already know? Maybe you should take a pregnancy test." Um, did you not hear me? I said I'm 17 WEEKS pregnant! lol

Amy Walton said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I get bad sinus infections just about every time I get a cold.

I feel ya :( I'm so sorry

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