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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gee, I could have told you that!

So I saw the good doctor today. Alone. Bringing Bean only seems to distract him from what I came to talk about, so I left her with R.

The upshot of the appointment is that my fibro is MUCH better (yay!). I told him I didn't want to stay on the Lyrica because I can manage it without medication. I am a little more tender on my left side but that's the side I hold Bean on all the time, and really, a massage would help that easily.

In the discussion about the depression he tried to tell me that it would get better as the fibro eased off. I told him that it wouldn't and in fact, it was getting worse. I'm not in physical pain. The fibro isn't feeding the depression, rather the other way around. Then comes my favourite part of the appointment: he tells me that it may be post-partum depression and it's something we should be aware of.

Umm, yeah. Good call.

He's sending me to the PPD Clinic at the hospital where I delivered Bean. Just awaiting the referral. It can't come soon enough (I really hate waiting for these things). Meanwhile, I'm stopping the Lyrica tonight. Hoping Bean cooperates and sleeps through the night. Last night she got up, not once, but twice.

She can just cut it out now. Seriously. I think she's beginning to teeth. I had given up the notion since her gums were still hard but this evening I noticed that they are softer. Here we go...

On another (but health related note), I decided I was done waiting for a store (any store) to get the Wii Fit in stock since it's no where to be found in the city. I went online in hopes of being able to order one. No luck. Unless of course I want to wait 2-3 weeks before it ships from Amazon. I might as well wait for the stock to hit local stores.

Did I mention I hate waiting?


areyoukiddingme said...

Doctors hate it when you self-diagnose! I wish they realized that patients hate it when they don't listen.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Gah! Poopy ol' doctor! No kidding it's PPD... I will send prayers that the referal will come through quickly.

Good call on leaving Bean at home for your appointment.

JamieD said...

Brilliant call on your doctor's part!

I hope they are able to get you into the clinic quickly. PPD and waiting don't seem to mesh to me.

We think Skeeter is starting to teeth as well. Sadly, friends have told me he can be fussy and cutting teeth long before we actually see anything. Yay.

His fussiest time is in the evening, so I have started giving him Tylenol around 3-4 in the afternoon and it really seems to help. Or maybe I'm just telling myself that but either way we seem to get along better!

Quiet Dreams said...

I hope the referral from Dr. Obvious comes soon.

I also hate waiting.