Friday, November 2, 2007

Pink Stinks

Two stupid things I did.

1) I said how it must be true that the rain on my wedding day was good luck.

2) I signed up for NaBloPoMo. I felt like I’d been neglecting my blog and it would be a great way to chronicle the pregnancy and reconnect and yadda yadda…

But then yesterday at around noon I went to the bathroom and what to my TP Tango’ing eyes did appear? Pink.

Fucking pink.

So now that luck business is out the window and instead of NaBloPoMo’ing about ultrasounds or my cute growing belly or when to start buying maternity clothes I will be angsting about vaginal sludge.

So here’s the lowdown. In an attempt to be fully descriptive, you are about to receive a dose of TMI. If you can’t take it, it’s ok. Come back tomorrow. OK…Yesterday at noon, I see the pink. Freak out a little and then start an every 20 min bathroom cycle. Nothing else happens, but it kind of smells like blood – or like my period at least. But again, no further color issues, so I was starting to feel a little better. Then when I got home I passed two eeny weeny light tan clots - if they were even clots - “gobs of gunk” maybe?

Overnight there was nothing, and now this morning there’s been more sludge on three different occasions. Two clearish/milky, one with a tint of almost orangey-red. No actual blood so far, but I definitely feel weird…kind of period-y. Psychosomatic? Most likely. But it feels pretty fucking real.

I just called my new ob and they can’t see me until 11/8. This is not promising for any future emergencies. So now, I think I’ll start looking around for a new, new ob. Awesome. I left a message on the advice line and will hear back at some point today. But most likely it will be just the same as what the RE nurse told me yesterday. She said not to worry unless I’m gushing real, actual blood, going through a pad every 30 minutes, or if I pass a golf ball sized clot. I’m sorry, GOLF BALL SIZED??? That is approximately the size of one of the WT’s. So by that point, I would have lost my fucking mind. She crazy.

So this is my Friday. Freaking out and trying not to move much except for frequent trips to the loo. We were supposed to go back for a daylight-look at a house we liked, but to hell with that. It’s probably better to let them sweat out the weekend, anyway. So maybe some good will come of this.

16 comments:

Diana said...

Oh my, very scary. I am sure it is nothing says the voice of reason but I know I would be just as worried as you. If it looks like more at any point, go to the ER. If anything it can ease your mind. Sorry your OB sucks.

Lori said...
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Lori said...

Oh, Erin. I hope the weekend passes without incident.

You and the WTs will be in my thoughts.

Amanda said...

I am so sorry you're having to suffer through this scare. I'm sending all the happy thoughts I can. (((hugs)))

Shelby said...

Hopefully the spotting will stop soon!! And that it's nothing to worry about. Maybe you just overdid it a little? Sending lots of hugs your way!

Kate said...

I'm withyou - I would want to go to the Dr. I hope everything is ok.

Busted said...

Ugh, I know this must be so scary for you, but try and maintain some calm. I know this doesn't help but TONS of very healthy, successful pregnancies follow spotting.

The Dunn Family said...

That's very scary. I'm sure everything is ok, but hopefully you can find another doc to see you sooner. It sucks to have to wait for an appt somewhere else. Sending you hugs!

Fertilize Me said...

Scareyness- sending you good vibes and positive thoughts and willing this to all mean nothing

Meghan said...

That is very scary. I'm crossing my fingers that it's nothing to worry about. And I hope you can get in for an earlier appt

Ms. Planner said...

At our last u/s my RE cautioned me that 50% of their patients have spotting during the first trimester and most turn out okay. He said if this happens to get in bed for the day with your feet up and drink a lot of water. If it continues for more than 24 hours, call the office. Could you call your RE instead?

I'm sorry E. This is so scary and sucks. Thinking of you.

Courtney said...

I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with this right now! Have you found another doctor that you can get in with sooner? You are in my thoughts...

My Reality said...

I hope the pink goes away and doesn't come back. I hope that all is well with the WT's.

Jackie said...

Hey I hope everything is all right-I'm thinking of you.

Anns said...

This is totally scary and I realize I am a new reader but I take no shame in instructing that you find yourself a new OB ASAP. How insensitive of them. They should bring you in if even it's for a 10 minute scan to ease your mind.

I'm glad it's subsided now, but don't let that deter you from finding a specialist who will react in the future.

Just my two cents.

Geohde said...

I hope the TP tango continues clear...no more pink or goo of any unexpected description.

J