I feel like a hypochondriac.
Yesterday morning the mister and I were talking in bed. I was trying to make him miss his eyes while putting eyedrops in. That's just me being an awesome girlfriend. I rolled over and quickly got out of bed. Too quickly. A huge pain in my lower right side, near my hip, shot through like a knife. I couldn't stand straight, then I couldn't stand so I lied back down in bed until it went away enough to stand. Half an hour later I went to the toilet and there was blood, just a bit less than a teaspoon (I think).
I was still having some pain so I paged my midwife who told me to go straight into hospital. I had a problem though, the mister had just left for a twelve hour shift and I couldn't reach him on his mobile. I had no choice but call his workplace who were wonderful and told him to just leave and do what he had to do. So lucky!
Lufflump was asleep too. I'd forgotten how hard it is to change a floppy sleeping toddler. The mister managed to get him into the car still asleep. He slept all the way to the hospital and was quite happy to wake up in a car pack full of cars.
We went straight up to the birth centre where I was admitted into Obstetrics. I got a funky red band as I'm lucky to be allergic to Stemetil and hallucinate on it.
|Could I have gotten into Stereosonic with this?|
The midwife came and saw us, taking my obs and telling us I'd need a pap smear type test to check my cervix. The doctor came in and warned that I may have to be in overnight if they don't find anything but he thinks everything is fine. They were a bit worried as it's not the first time I've had spotting. Apparently, I should have gone in every time I spotted. Oops.
Meanwhile lufflump was dragging the mister around the hospital charming the pants off all the ladies. They kept remarking how cute he was and of course he was working his magical 'I'm so adorable' charm. The mister just wanted to either sleep, eat or be at work.
|Piggy backs are awesome because TWO ears are reachable!|
We ended up waiting close to four hours but the test did show that I have an abrasion on my cervix which caused the bleeding. Anyone who says that it isn't as bad as a pap smear is a liar. It hurt. It's not likely that was what caused the previous spotting and if I spot again I've got to go back in. Thankfully that meant we were free to leave straight away with a sleeping lufflump who amused everyone with his loud snoring.
So why do I feel like a hypochondriac? This is the third time I've had spotting, I've had a total of five scans and I've urgently paged the midwives twice. I feel like a real pain, like I'm worrying about nothing. When I was pregnant with lufflump the only time I called the midwives when I was in labour. I know this pregnancy is more troublesome than my last but I also know I'm extremely lucky it's not worse.
Such conflicted feelings. I'm not sure what to do if it happens again. Should I go in just to be told it's benign or should I just stay home keeping an eye on it?