I wish I could say that I felt like things were falling into place, but I'm as scared as ever. I have to have my TSH drawn every 3 weeks to monitor it. I had my TSH drawn right after we got our positive and it was elevated. I guess it is normal for TSH to throw an otherwise finally under control thyroid back out of whack. After the first draw, they upped my Synthroid dose. The drew it again today, I hope that I hear tomorrow, but I went to a different lab and it might take 2 days for them just to get the results to my doc. We shall see.
In addition to concerns about my thyroid, I got a call yesterday from the medical assistant in Las Vegas. She was following up on the ultrasound I had last week, I guess they had just gotten the results. She said that they wanted me to have an ultrasound in another week because the heartbeat was a little low at 103 on 6 weeks 6 days. I was thrilled to hear a heartbeat at all and she burst my bubble. I've been riding on that high to get me through to the next ultrasound. Now I'm rather panicky. I already have an ultrasound next Wednesday but now I'm freaked out to wait. I can't move it up, there is nothing to do but wait and hope that all is ok and developing as it should. I have to keep telling myself that if I had an ultrasound today it wouldn't change anything. I'm still on steroids and progesterone. I'm doing all that I can to keep this pregnancy going and knowing something today versus Wednesday makes no difference, right?
The positives are:
I'm still gaining wait, again, more than I think that I should be at this stage. I'm still on exercise restriction, but I have walked the dogs several times after work this week, just slowly around the block.
My uterus is obviously growing, when I lean over to pick something up, I can feel the waistband on my underwear flip forward and get stuck. This is a new and annoying thing as I have to go to the restroom to adjust periodically throughout the day and I'm already going to pee all the time.
I feel off most days, like hungover, but not quite. Mild headaches that last all day, thirsty all day, hungry but nothing sounds good at every meal.
I've had no food aversions or real cravings as to this point, but there are things I'd rather eat than what is available sometimes and I'm not usually all that picky.
Here is my picture from tonight. The husband is taking them for me on the only solid wall we have in the house. They are taken at night with all the lights on in the vicinity and the flash on the camera. Getting him to focus it or take more than one picture would interrupt his video gaming for too long, so you get the only shot that was taken, no double takes!
|Iris is photo-bombing this week|