Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Here We Go Again...
For me, going to this doctor in particular, makes my blood pressure skyrocket. My OB/Gyn is a wonderful doctor, and I have Caris because of him, but my blood pressure rises because of the anxiety I always get when he starts wanting to do tests on me. My paternal side has a strong history of cancer, in particular a great aunt had uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancer. You can appreciate my anxiety, yes? I obviously have no symptoms of that deadly disease, but all it takes is a fleeting thought of it to send me reeling. The last several times I was in his office, it was happy, baby on the ultrasound visits, and talk of bed rest and delivery.
My reasons for going today are not a secret...I want Caris to have a little sister or brother. However, I've learned from the past that it's best if I pay a visit to the doctor and get the prescribed cocktail of glucophage, baby aspirin, and prenatal vitamins. The more prep work I do, the better chance of the aforementioned brother or sister. Now I am to undergo a simple procedure to get me ready, and then it's game on!