Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been around, I've been a bad kid. The holidays are stressful for me (good and bad stressful, I think) and I haven't spend much time online catching up with everyone here. I am so tired everyday after work that I just curl up in bed next to hubs (who is usually sleeping since he works overnight) and nap with him. No exercise for me!
I weighed myself last week and was nearly the same as I was a few weeks ago.. 204ish. I guess I will weigh in on Sunday before the Thanksgiving fun begins.
Good news on the diet front- I got really sick on 10/30- really feverish and stayed that way all of Halloween. The next day at a scheduled doc appt, he checked my throat and saw that I had a pretty nasty tonsil infection and prescribed me some antibiotics. Anyway, since I really hate having soda when I have a sore throat I haven't had any since October 30. Little win for me.
Oh, also I've cut my coffee to almost purely decaf when I have it and have switched to an unsweetened tea from Starbucks when I indulge myself there.
Bad news on the health front- At that same doctor's appointment on 11/1 he was talking to me about my bp and he mentioned that I am on A LOT of medication, which I think I am too. I told him that I kinda feel like it might not even be enough because I'll have days when it gets pretty high (130-140/90s). He asked me if I had ever had my kidneys checked and I said that all of my bloodwork has come back with normal kidney function. He decided to refer me to a specialist anyway and wanted me to have an ultrasound done on all of my "systems" so I went in on 11/8. I figured all they'd find was a gallstone (they found one when I was pregnant with Gracie) but when I turned to see the screen as she was checking my left kidney I saw a black blip on the screen. I asked "Is that a cyst?" and she said yes very nonchalantly. I know they aren't supposed to discuss their findings with the patients so I didn't press her for more.
I couldn't get an appointment with the nephrologist until 11/29 so I've been freaking myself out. Googling is a bad thing! I couldn't even get a follow-up with my PCP until 12/6, so I figured I'd just talk to him about everything then. I am hoping that since they weren't like "GET IN HERE NOW" it's nothing major, but it's still scary. I don't want to be 31 with cancer and no baby.
The only bright side is that I read that kidney cysts are 1)sometimes completely irrelevant in a person's life and they can live with them and not have any ill effects and 2)they sometimes cause high bp, which, if they could get rid of the one I have and my bp normalizes without or with less medication, would be so amazing. My husband said something to the effect of "how awesome would it be if they drained the cyst and your bp went to normal and you got pregnant again and everything was okay?". Fingers crossed.