I figured I'd jump in and say hello while I'm feeling a little better. I have been reading along periodically, but too tired and sick to comment. I'd like to say 1. all the talk of food made me want to vomit
and 2. all the talk of cutting and tearing and having your placenta pulled out by hand (seriously?!) is making me question whether I'm really up for this lol.
In other news, I have my insurance plan figured out, dropping my deductible to $650 and co-insurance to 15% (as opposed to $5000 and 50%). That is a HUGE relief. The office I already had appointments at also accepts the new insurance, so I don't have to start from scratch there. They do global billing, so insurance won't be billed until 6-8 weeks after the baby is born. That means we get a little longer than I thought to save up.
I also confirmed that, even though I just have a meeting with the nurse this Thursday, I can still get a prescription for zofran (or whatever they want to give me as long as it works!) that will last me until my next appointment. I have less than 10 pills left from my urgent care visit, so I'm glad they will be able to do that.
The zofran doesn't solve my nausea problems, and I'm still pretty miserable until about 5 or 6 at night, when I can actually eat a small meal. The rest of the day, all I can do is a bite or two of pb&j and the occasional swig of cranberry ginger ale.
At the suggestion of the family I work for (they are doctors, and I told them yesterday, because I wasn't sure I'd make it through the work day), I bought some pedialyte to sip on. My boss says his brother uses it when he's hungover and it helps ease nausea. I also got some vitamin b6. I read taking 25 mg every 6-8 hours is supposed to work better than zofran. I took my first little bit of both of those about 6 hours ago and right now, I'm doing ok.
I also read that zofran and other medications that help with nausea after chemotherapy and other issues, often don't work that well for pregnant women. There is another medication called Doxylamine that is supposed to work in conjunction with vitamin b6 so I may ask them about that.
I have always LOVED food- too much for my own good in fact- so it is so weird for me to have no appetite for so long. It makes me sad! I'm hoping I get a good combo of drugs/supplements going that at least allows me some more comfort during the day.
When I got home from work last night I was so exhausted and Russ said, "One down!" I suppose that's how I should be looking at it. One day at a time! I've got a few under my belt so far and a busy holiday season ahead to speed the rest along. I'm ready for January already...