Sunday, July 5, 2009


Yesterday I was pretty crampy. I haven't really had any cramps in a while (like a month) and they kept up and didn't stop. No blood or anything, just some nasty cramping.

So I made my first after hours call into the ob. I didn't get jack. "Cramping is normal. Take some tylenol. If it starts bleeding call back in on Monday." WTF! If it starts bleeding, I'm going to the ER, now, not Monday, you moron. Idiot.

Yes, I know cramping is normal, but it hasn't been normal for me. I argued with her for awhile (she was a nurse, not a doctor, by the way). Finally she's like, "What do you want me to do?"

I want you to tell me to come on in for an ultrasound if it will make me feel better!

No dice. She tells me the best I can do is to go into the ER, and something tells that spending July 4th in an ER sounds like a bad idea since I wasn't bleeding and their isn't anything that can be done for me anyhow.

You want to know the only thing I can think of that might have set it off? Sex. Plain, vanilla, boring sex. Now, I'm more than a little terrified to have sex again. Poor DH.

We were suppose to go to DH's relatives for the day, but my better judgment decided that it wasn't a good idea any longer and I went and laid down most of the rest of the day. DH volunteered to call his family and tell them he had a stomachache.

The cramping seemed to mostly happen when I was moving. Today I haven't had more than a cramp, but I did have some sharpish pains to the right of my uterus this morning, which makes me think I may be getting some round ligament pain. Which makes me wonder if some of my cramping yesterday wasn't also RLP (although, I think they felt much more menstrual than RLP is described to be).

So I don't know what to think. And I'm pretty freaked out by the fact that have another month until my next appointment. Some more RLP feelings would be reassuring at this point. This whole journey has been pretty difficult for a control freak like me.


Molly said...

If you feel nervous, go in. Make an appointment and show up; can they turn you away?

I wandered over here from a link; I have PCOS myself and haven't started trying yet, but I think I'm surrounding myself with other people's stories in hope, you know?

Good luck!

- Molly

Michelle said...

I say to call on Monday and see if they can get you in. They should be understanding after all you went through to get to this point, and be willing to do something to ease your mind.
I do remember sex being a trigger for cramping for me....And having O causes contracting....I remember that in the earlier weeks, and a lot more towards the end. It scared me a lot in the beginning and my poor dh was deprived for quite a while after the first scare with it. I hope that's all it is for you. Rest and relax with your feet up and hopefully the cramping stays away.

Anonymous said...

Cramping is scary. I've had some nasty cramping today, also after sex. I can't help but worry. I have an appointment on Tuesday, so I'm hoping I can wait until then. It's difficult to get excited about being intimate with your partner when you have scary, painful cramping afterwards. I don't care if they say it's "normal". It's scary. I hope you can get the reassurance you need on Monday.

You didn't hear this from me, but if you tell them you are bleeding in addition to cramping, I'm sure they'll get you in for an u/s. That's one way to get seen.

The ER on 4th of July weekend probably would be pretty unpleasant. You would probably be waiting there with a bunch of drunk people missing eyes and fingers who hurt themselves in various ways with illegal fireworks.

Celia said...

I wish that they made obgyns for people like us. They have those dentist that specialize in nervous patients. I know you like this dr and don't want to switch, but are you really going to be able to deal with that nurse for seven more months?

I am a control freak too, I am a little afraid of what will happen if I get pregnant.

Amanda said...

The nurse was actually a hospital triage nurse, not a regular clinic one (at least I don't think she is) so as long as I'm with that same hospital, I run the risk of talking to that idiot again but I don't think I have to worry about her when I call into the clinic.