by alexp (1475 Posts), Wed Aug 09, 2006 02:58 pm
I volunteer because it was information on this website that prompted me to go in to the doctor's office - a decision that may have saved mine and my twin daughters' lives, and certainly has impacted them forever.
I found the PF in the early morning hours of June 18, 2003, while doing an internet search for preeclampsia - I had been diagnosed the day before. I was in too much pain to lay down and sleep, but I wasn't even considering going to the hospital. I'd called my OB's office that afternoon, and the nurse told me that since they hadn't called me about my lab results, that I was 'probably fine' and 'there was no need to call again'.
But after reading some of the posts here, I realized I did need be seen - and quickly. And as it turned out, my labs had been misplaced. I had severe PE and HELLP, and was hospitalized by noon that day.
These forums are a valuable resource, and I feel compelled to try to do what little bit I can to help keep them going, as long as they are needed.