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16/04/2013 at 20:37
After 4 night / 5 days I am home. The only trouble is that we don't actually knwo what is wrong with me, the life threatening thing (pulmonary embollism) was ruled out by a scan this morning but I still have all my symptoms and it has been put down to "pregnancy" so I just have to get on with it for the next 13 weeks.
I have an irregular heartbeat (missing one in 6) and I have a very high pulse rate combined with low iron. I am getting really breathless and lightheaded doing anything more than laying in bed which isn't exactly ideal. I'm really hoping that the iron tablets will help however I am trying to get as prepared as possible now for probably being unable to do very much as all for the last trimester.
The VQ scan was horrible, had to lay flat on my back while they do the photo things and each one took 5 mins. I had to keep asking to come out of the machine because it felt like baby was crushing my lungs. They then got me to breath some gas with a nose clip on that they could then see in my lungs, then injected me with something that put die in my blood that they could see, and more photos after each of those. Was in there about 45 mins altogether ... and after all of that they couldn't see a problem.
16/04/2013 at 20:40
I didn't realise you were ill! Sounds like a bit of a traumatic week! Hope the iron soon takes effect and you feel a bit more human x
16/04/2013 at 20:45
Jeez that sounds like absolutely no fun in the slightest. Hope it resolves itself - have you considered spatone instead of iron tablets? I've sworn by them in the last few weeks, they have been a lifesaver for me (I didn't fancy the constipation). At least it's not a PE.
16/04/2013 at 20:46
Glad you're home and that they've ruled out the pulmonary embolism. Hopefully the iron tablets will help you to feel a bit better soon x
16/04/2013 at 20:49
Glad you're back home now. Hope you start to feel better soon x
16/04/2013 at 20:59
Bluewater, I tried spatone last time round and it didn't raise my iron levels hardly at all. I didn't get constipated on the iron last time (was rather worried by this having had a haemarroidectomy earlier in the pregnancy). I did buy spatone the other week so might take both of them.
16/04/2013 at 21:02
Oh god, what a nightmare. So glad you are home. I really hope the iron helps.
16/04/2013 at 21:08
I'm so glad you're home and that the scan ruled out a PE, but I wish they'd been able to fix you, or at least give you more answers.
Did your H manage to sort some help whilst he's away?
16/04/2013 at 21:14
Good to hear that you are home, the whole thing sounds horrible. I hope that the iron tablets help you x
16/04/2013 at 21:39
BG, he has arranged to work from home for the whole of this week and has actually told them that I am pregnant. We are speaking to a couple of nanny agencies tomorrow to see what they can offer.
16/04/2013 at 21:58
So glad you are home. Hope you are getting some decent food in you now.
16/04/2013 at 22:55
How awful for you, glad you're home now x
16/04/2013 at 23:13
Glad you're home now. I hope the iron helps x
17/04/2013 at 06:07
Oh goodness JB,that wounds traumatic. I hope you manage to get plenty of rest over the coming weeks/months xx
17/04/2013 at 06:53
Glad you are home no. Hopefully the iron tablets will make you feel better. At least they ruled out the scary things! Glad your h will be home this week with you.
17/04/2013 at 07:30
Glad you are back home, try and get some rest. How many weeks are you now?
17/04/2013 at 11:12
Pleased to hear that you are home, and it's not the very serious issue.
Hope that the iron does yeild improvements for you, and glad to hear your H is able to be with you.
17/04/2013 at 11:17
Only just seen this, so glad to hear you're home and there's nothing seriously wrong. Hopefully the iron will help make a difference so you feel a bit better soon xx
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