Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"You heard that right?"

Another doctors appointment today. Seems like I am going to the doctor all the time. And I am. Instead of every month, I have been seeing this doctor every 2 weeks or so. And things are not getting any better. Today I only waited 45 minutes to see the doctor. Saw her for about 10 minutes and she had bad news. My glucose levels came back high, and I am losing weight, instead of gaining. Basically I have gestational diabetes. Already. Oh Joy! This means a strict diet, checking my blood sugar level about 4 times a day and even more doctors appointments.

The next step was to hear the Baboo's heartbeat. I remember the day we heard The Phi's heartbeat for the first time. It was mind blowing. This time she searched around and I could hear faint sounds. I heard the baby move and then I heard the heart beating for about 2.5 seconds. She removed the device and said "you heard that right?" And that was it. It was a giant let down. I could barely hear Baboo's heart beating and when I did it was only for a few seconds. She said everything sounded fine but it wasn't the same as when I heard The Phi.

See things were a bit awkward with the doctor. I am trying to switch to a new doctor and I know that her office already had faxed over my medical records to this potential new doctor. So she knew that I was trying to get out of her care. So I think she half-assed my appointment because she knew I was totally over her.

And this may seem like a strange thing to be bothered by but I have been to her office 3 times since early November. You know that sound smoke detector's make when the battery needs to be changed. That chirp every minute or so. Well since early November her smoke detector has been chirping. For a month and a half they all work in that office with the constant chirping and no one has bothered to change the battery. I really want to send her a 9-volt battery.

I remember when I was pregnant with The Phi and thinking "wow pregnancy is not as fun as I thought it would be" and this time around has been even more frustrating and more stressful already. I am hoping that a new doctor will be a bit more personable, more positive. When I leave my doctor now I feel more worried, stressed and frustrated. Being pregnant comes with so much worry and stress already. I would like a doctor that will help eliminate it not add to it.

Am I asking too much?


  1. Hopefully the Doc change will help make the rest of the pregnancy a much better experience.

  2. You're definitely not asking for too much. The frickin' doctor just sounds like a bad frickin' doctor. Hang in there....

  3. Anonymous8:56 PM

    Liz, you are not asking too much. that damn doctor. she is not a freakin doctor it sounds like she just in for the money, bad doctor. thank god you are going to see an new doctor, it will make a whole lot of difference, i hope your new doctor will easy your worries. =)
    love you tia mary

  4. make a list of your complaints and tell them to her in your next appt or write them out and give it to the front desk to give to her when you leave your last appt. i hate places like this who dont remember you are a person.

  5. Get a new doctor. They can make all the difference. I know a lot of people having gestational diabetes. Weird. My prayers are with you!

  6. wonderlandhwy7:59 PM

    I can't stand female doctors! Ugh... I changed doctors @ 8.5 months... no one wanted me. ;[ But let me tell you, you do not want a stressed out, upset, 8.5 month pregnant woman yelling @ you! ;] Ya that was me @ Beaver Medical. I will never have a female doctor again.


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