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by joker
Thu May 31, 2012 04:28 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: I am SO darn MAD!
Replies: 6
Views: 4595

Re: I am SO darn MAD!

Someone, help me put this into perspective. Or just commisserate with me so I don't feel like such a bad person for wanting to slap someone-hard. Maybe twice. :( There are lots of people out there (including some doctors) who are just idiots. They must have something mentally wrong with them if the...
by joker
Thu May 31, 2012 04:27 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: followup needed for pregnant women with thyroid antibodies
Replies: 7
Views: 5710

Re: followup needed for pregnant women with thyroid antibodi

I tested positive for the thyroid peroxidase antibodies after we lost Abby. My endo tested me further and I tested positive for both Hypo & Hyper antibodies. my thyroid is in normal range, but it is watched closely and when I was pg with Alison I was on synthroid as a preventative.
by joker
Thu May 31, 2012 04:23 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: still feel really weak 8 weeks postpartum
Replies: 2
Views: 5114

Re: still feel really weak 8 weeks postpartum

After we lost Abby, it took a good six months before I felt "normal" again and had strength back. HTH!
by joker
Thu May 31, 2012 04:17 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: uterine ultrasound??
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: uterine ultrasound??

I think you may be talking about a "doppler study", or uterine artery bloodflow study. They will watch the bloodflow for "notching" or resistance, if you have some, they seem to think that puts you at higher risk for getting pree or growth restriction, etc. That said, I had notching with DS, and kn...
by joker
Thu May 24, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Lost my sister. Lost without my sister.
Replies: 21
Views: 6267

Re: Lost my sister. Lost without my sister.

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. There are no simple, easy answers with preeclampsia/HELLP. Unfortunately, it can and does happen fast. I know for myself, I was fine one day and 24hrs later admitted and in organ failure. Please know that you are not alone, all of us on this board have lost...
by joker
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Preeclampsia at 21 weeks... will I ever have a baby?
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Preeclampsia at 21 weeks... will I ever have a baby?

I had PE at 19 weeks with my first daughter. I did go on to have a successful pregnancy...I saw an ob/MFM literally once a week, did lovenox shots and was just very closely monitored. Alison was born at 34 weeks. IT is possible to have a baby after a loss! It is stressful, I won't lie about that, bu...
by joker
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: I am new and have some questions :)
Replies: 26
Views: 4472

Re: I am new and have some questions :)

With all that you've said, I would be heading to Labor and Delivery asap. HELLP and Preeclampsia can go from bad to worse in a matter of minutes. Please, just go to L&D.
by joker
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Preeclampsia at 21 weeks... will I ever have a baby?
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Preeclampsia at 21 weeks... will I ever have a baby?

I am so sorry for your loss. I had PE at 19 weeks and my little girl was stillborn at 19 weeks. I want you to know, you can go on to have another baby. It will be scary, but you can have a healthy baby. For me, I did lovenox shots, weekly doctor visits a few times in the hospital, but Alison was bor...
by joker
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Lost my grandchild due to Eclampsia
Replies: 9
Views: 5237

Re: Lost my grandchild due to Eclampsia

I am so sorry for the loss of your grandchild. Like Rosemary said, PE can strike lightening quick. I know it did for me. One day I was at the ob with a completely normal appointment and less than 10 day later I was being induced for PE. My thoughts are with you, your daughter in law and your entire ...
by joker
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: The Story Of Keira Our Little Angel
Replies: 6
Views: 3265

Re: The Story Of Keira Our Little Angel

I am so sorry for the loss of Keira. Please know that there is nothing you could have done that could have changed anything. Many hugs to you.

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