Sunday, January 08, 2006

Snowy Sunday

It's cloudy again today and snowing. A good day to stay in and just veg. Which is what we did.

See that laughing kitty at the top of the page? She had an accident last night. She was stalking her crazy sister and didn't notice that her tail had landed atop a burning candle. Neither did Bob or I...until the stink. Maisey started circling the room as though something were biting her and she was trying to find it. I ran to her, scooped her up, and patted her tail. Her skin wasn't burned, just the hair. And boy did it smell. The smell followed Maisey around for the rest of the night. We checked her out this morning and she is fine. The underside of her tail is singed a bit, but she is fine. Silly kitty. No more jumping on furniture that has candles.

Today I made myself Florida ready. I shaved my legs and underarms, I painted my toenails so they are sandle ready, and I colored my hair. I am ready to vacation in warmth. I looked up the temps in Orlando and it looks like it should be in the 70's at least. There is a chance of rain during the day on Saturday when we get there, but otherwise, we should be good. Wheee!

I made Bob some home made hashbrowns and scrambled eggs for breakfast. I also made up a bean and hamburger soup in the crockpot for dinner. We will have a yummy dinner tonight. It's a good winter day for a soup dinner.

When I was at the doctor's office on Friday, she said I had a tipped uterus. I asked her what this means and she said it was just an abnormality but didn't really mean anything. I asked her if it would make it harder to get pregnant and she said no, but it could mean more difficulty in having a vaginal birth once I did get pregnant. For those in the know, is this true?

Also, I have another question. I'm not sure how to phrase it. My period was not due until today. Yet I began to have spotting on Thursday and Friday and it seemed to come on Saturday. It was occompanied by intense pain on my right side and bad back cramps during the day yesterday. I began to think. What if I had been pregnant but miscarried? How would I know the difference? Could I have miscarried? Does anyone know how I can know for sure? Is it possible to be miscarrying and having my monthly at the same time? I'm sorry if I sound stupid with these questions, but I just don't know and would like to know for sure. Today I am having cramps again, but this time they are more frontally centered. Thanks for any help you can give me. Posted by Picasa


Mary said...

I will share my miscarriage experience, very briefly. One month I had what I thought was a normal period except it didn't stop (normal for me is 6 to 7 days!) After 9 days I was definitely worried, went to my Doctor, who said it was probably an early miscarriage, just coincided with when my period would have normally began. She gave me progesterone to help the period/miscarriage bleeding to wind down. I must say (and sorry for too much info) that it was a horrid period, major clots, lots of back pain, perhaps more than normal it was difficult to say for sure. She did send me for a blood test at the time, to check for elevated hormones, but didn't find that, said it was likely an early miscarriage and that the hormones just hadn't had a chance to elevate.

Never did end up having a child, chose instead at a certain age to tie the tubes and move in different directions, including more focus on career.

I sincerely hope this helps. I will keep you in my thoughts and wish you and Bob a TERRIFIC Florida vacation!


lap said...

Um, my dearest friend legalbeagle has endomietriosis which is a tipped uterus, and she's 7 months pregnant now. I will fill you in on the delivery sistah.

I think also side pains can be more that an egg got stuck when ovulating. It can almost feel like appendicitis or something.

I totally need the hamburger/bean soup recipe. That sounds AWESOME.

Mary said...

My cousin has a tipped uterus. She did have a couple of miscarriages but went on to have three healthy children vaginally. A tipped uterus isn't the same as endometriosis at all. Have a wonderful trip, and I hope you feel better soon.

Lut C. said...

Bad kitty! You've got to love them.

Sorry no advice on the symptoms.

Mom said...

Just an FYI....I had a tipped uterus and it doesn't have anything to do with endometriosis (which I also had). I would check with a OB/GYN person if you are concerned...though I don't think it's a huge deal. It's been too long since I had to deal with all that so my memory isn't coming through on what my doctors told me regarding the former.

Anonymous said...

First of all, endometriosis is not a tipped uterus. I have a retroverted uterus and was told that getting pregnant would be more difficult. I believed that until I got pregnant on the first try the first time and the second try the next time. God will give you a baby when it is time, even if your uterus is upside down!!

Second, it will be hard to tell if you miscarried. When I miscarried, it was like an intense period with LOTS of cramps and LOTS of bleeding. And, I will say this because you know I have your best interests at heart...don't dwell on it. If you did, you did. Lots of people have miscarriages their first pregnancies (myself included) and then have healthy normal pregnancies after that. The bottom line is FAITH. God knows your heart and he will give you a baby when it is time. The waiting is hard, I know. But you know about faith...and you know that God is good. You will have a baby one day...I have no doubt about that.

I love you!