Unfortunately in the panic and hussle of our move I forgot to go to my last doctor appointment in Summerland. Which, I guess, turned out to be a bad idea. A few days ago I nearly passed out in the shower and I've been feeling increasingly more and more dizzy and lightheaded as time goes by. I figured I must be anemic, or have low blood pressure as I tend to experience both especially in my pregnancies. So, I went to a nice no name doctor here in Lethbridge with a soothing british accent and a easy smile. Pleasant. He ordered me some blood work and sent me off to get me some poop helping liquid called lactulose. Now, I'm generally constipated on a good day when I'm not pregnant, so you can just imagine how fun this whole pregnany thing is for me. No amount of prune juice, water, fruit, Bran Buds or Colace is going to get this bulk moving out of me. And you can imagine my delight when my Dr from Summerland phones me up to tell me I'm "severely" anemic and to get my butt out the door and onto 300mg of Ferrous Gluconate as soon as I get off the phone. Iron, in case you didn't know, CONSTIPATES! I don't know, but for some reason passing out in the shower almost seems better than grunting fand cramping from the pressure of trying to remove the giant mass that's been building up in my colon for the last few weeks. Not to mention that my hemoglobin is only going to keep dropping if I don't do something about this. Blah blah blah. And truly, I want to do what's best for this little baby. So, my mom had a nice chat with the pharmacist, who recommended us this stuff from the Health food store that is high in iron and vitamins AND isn't constipating. Everybody now...HORRAY!!
It tastes like a hamster's butthole but I don't care. So, hopefully in a few days I will have some more energy and not feel too dizzy. Can you believe I moved all those bozes while being so anemic? And I thought It was just the weight of the boxes getting to me. By the way, Vicki, if you're reading this I'm begging you to tell me what that heartburn medication you were on is. I'm sleeping upright dowing a bottle of Tums a night just to make it till morning. I must be having a girl. I had heartburn with Megan too.
There's my saga. Other than all the non-pooping and burning in my esophogus and practically passing out I am LOVING being pregant. Not really, I'm actually quite ready for this to be done. But, I do feel better having just got back from Thyme with an armful of new duds to keep my belly covered over the next few months. TEN WEEKS TO GO!!
I'll put a picture up as soon as I get my act together. Love you all and don't forget to watch Grey's Anatomy tonight!!!!