Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sobering News

Had my weekly ultrasound today and met with the doctor who did my surgery.
As usual, my stitches are holding strong which is always welcome news.

Unfortunately, the news from the doctor wasn't so great. We are now heading into more dangerous times when the risk of early labor is high, and I have to double down on my efforts to remain in bed. My only ray of hope is the doctor said that he understands how difficult this is and I can be driven to a local park and sit in the car and enjoy a change of scene.

The idea of going into labor this early frightens me, and no amount of statistics on survival rates makes me feel any better.
Going forward, I will meet with a doctor every week for at least the next several weeks.
I had naively hoped there might be an easing of restrictions. Why, I don't know, other than I'm going stir crazy. I'm feeling pretty discouraged right now, though.


  1. I'm sorry you didn't get the news you were hoping for...just know that it will all be worth it in the long run. I promise you that.

    It's amazing how each doctor is different in their "rules" and "restrictions" for high risk pregnancies!

  2. Thanks, Steph.
    I get the feeling my doctors are a lot stricter than yours!