Monday, November 24, 2008

The other "ER"

For the better part of the past 3 years, the letters "ER" have meant the Egg Retrieval part of the IVF process. This weekend, I went to the other ER...the emergency room.

I woke up Saturday morning and my right arm was numb from my elbow to my finger tips. I figured I slept on it funny and would give it time to come back to normal. 2.5 hours later it was still numb so I called the on-call doctor. With my blood clotting disorder, I immediately feared that I had a clot in my right arm, and she thought the same thing. She ordered me to go right to the ER and they would do an u/s on my arm.

Hours of waiting later...

My neck and arm were all clear and they dx'd me with just having a pinch nerve of sorts. They said as long as it doesn't get worse, not to worry. All of my veins were clear and flowing properly. Still scary though as my fingers don't feel quite right yet. I go to see my peri this Wednesday so I'll chat it over with her. My next best guess would be carpel tunnel, which is apparently totally common during pregnancy.

As a side note, while I was in the ER, my blood pressure reached 201/93. Holy shit! I have never heard of bp being that high! They had me wait until it went back to a more normal 150/92 before they sent me home.

As a way to relax, Ed and I put up some Christmas decorations yesterday. We have VERY busy weekends for the next month and we're hosting his family Christmas party this year so we had to get a head start to be sure the house would be ready by then. Our tree is up and I just love it. Filling the house with Christmas is the happiest time of year for me :)

8 comments:

Kristin (kekis) said...

I'm glad that everything is okay, and that I'm not the only one who can't feel some of her fingers. You better take care of yourself! I'm thinking that Thanksgiving means waiting hand & foot on Maria. Just a thought! :)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, how scary. I hope everything continues to be okay.

Baby and Me said...

So glad you are ok. That is weird to have numbness like that.

Baby and Me said...

So glad you are ok. That is weird to have numbness like that.

Emily said...

Sorry to hear about the trip to the ER. Glad everything is ok. Hooray for christmas decorations!

Justin and Natalie said...

SCARY!!! I have carpal tunnel and my fingers are often numb, it makes my shoulder hurt too. Glad there's no clot!

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

I am glad everything is OK and YAY for christmas decorations.

Nine said...

I'm glad everything was ok!! I absolutely hate ERs because they make you wait for so long. How is that going to help if it's an emergency?

I can't wait to decorate for Chistmas either! We're doing that next weekend- love, love, love the holidays!

Have a nice Thanksgiving!