Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Married to Medicine

Are you sick of post about my miscarriage?  Well this will probably be the last one for a long while.  Today I went to my first appointment with my new OB/GYN office.  They got me in within a week.  I was chatting with one of the nurses about how my other office had been so reluctant to see me and she told me how awful she thought that was.  Then she told me that one of their OBs had just made an unexpected move out of state and so they had all their nurse practitioners working five day weeks until they could get another OB in so that their wait times wouldn't be outrageous.  For those of you who don't work in medicine, 5 day work weeks for nurses, even nurse practitioners, is not the norm.  Anyway I appreciated it.  Everything is looking better.  On Friday I finally passed that last little bit, that they thought was a blood clots.  It wasn't.  It was tissue.  I saved it in a plastic bag to confirm with Dr. J. when he got home.  He was like "I'm both fascinated and also kind of grossed out."  Thanks sweetie.  Once that was gone, things got almost instantly better physically for me.  The new office is really nice and the nurse practitioner even carried Cheetah down the hall when I went to go get my blood work done to confirm with numbers that everything was good.  They also decided to do a sugar level test since she felt my sugar level had been a little high when they tested me.  The girls and I saw Dr. J for lunch today and when I told him all about my appointment and mentioned the blood sugar test his eyes got a little wide, and he said, "What was you numbers."  "100, not fasting."  Then he started to laugh.  "That my dear, is fine."  (I looked it up online, because that is just the kind of girl I am and of course he's right.)  Being married to medicine, when a second opinion weather you want it or not is just a meal conversation away :)

Speaking of medicine, Dr. J had his annual review this week.  His chair told him that he is doing well enough on the in-service exams that he can pass his boards without worry.  His advice is that rather then wait until graduation or taking them separately he take both sets of boards, his internal medicine and his pediatric boards in February at the same time.  He said to Dr. J, "The only downside...this is going to cost you a ton of money."  I looked it up today, $3630 dollars to be exact, just for exam fees.  You know the saying, you have to spend money to make money...well right now I feel like we are just in the whole spend money phase :-/

1 comment:

  1. I, for one, am SO HAPPY this miscarriage is over for you. I'm sure you still have emotional and physical healing to do (still sending prayers your way in that regard) but honestly...at least you can finally start plowing through that rather than wallowing in fear/blood. <3

    And that's kind of exciting about Dr. J's exams. Man, if he can get them out of the way at the same time! Wouldn't that be nice?! Good luck!



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