Ack! Sorry internets, I have not been absent on purpose. We are all well and fine, just running around like headless chickens. We moved the Monkey boy out of the nursery this weekend and tackled the dreaded family room. Yikes what a mess that was. And Girly had left a leaky milk cup in a bin for a couple days and the smell, oh.my.goodness. the smell! So this is just a quick update as we are on our way to the museum for the day.
Anyhoo, the worst part of my doctors appointment was when the, overweight herself, receptionist said, "Oh and you are, of course, a Mom care (maternity) patient?" Confirming that yes, my belly is still so big that I look obviously pregnant. Even with my 4 month old baby next to me. Nice.
So my thyroid, blood sugar and iron were all good. Doc diagnosed my tiredness as 'not getting enough sleep', 'having 5 kids', and 'not taking care of herself', to the first year med student she had with her. The student that asked me dumb questions like, "Are there things that make your symptoms better or worse?"
I was like, "Theoretically? Like if I slept for 8 hours, I might feel less tired... or if I wasn't awakened by kids 6 times per night... But the hair loss, doesn't seem to be anything that changes that..."
Of course, then I got to ask him some questions, like why did it take him 3 extra years of school to get into the MD program... he he he, poor guy:)
Doc also said that it could take up to a year for the hair loss to abate, that life changes/stress often cause hair loss, on top of the hormonal things. Which I knew.
Anyway, one of the other tests she did came back with abnormal results, so I am in for more blood tests and ultrasound. I won't be able to get in for the ultrasound for a couple months, so I am just praying that God will give me peace in the mean time. I really don't need two months of stewing and worrying. I am also praying that if it is something that needs attention right away that God will rush the health care system along a bit. My God is big enough for all my needs and he has me in his arms, so I needn't worry. I just keep reminding myself of that!
As for Becky's baby, she is doing well and is at home. They are still awaiting their specialist appointment to go over her test results, so keep them in your prayers. Becky and her family need some peace and assurance!