Pam: The appointment went fine. Then the doctor asked if there was anything I wanted to ask or mention. (I had originally planned to just give the desk person my form for the records transfer.) I prefaced everything by telling the doctor that it had nothing to do with the care I had been given up to now at his office, but that I wanted to birth at a less hospital-like environment. I told him I was transferring to a maternity center. Then he went from Dr. Blachar to Mr. Hyde! He was completely rude and made many comments that made it sound like I was going to give birth in an alley using some random person off the street! I was so stunned that I had to hold back from laughing out loud at this guy. He wanted to make sure I was sure because if I have any problems in the future that I could not come back! What a moron. Then he just walked out of the examination room! He was very unprofessional. So I went to the desk and got copies of my records.
On to Wednesday night. I did an easy 30 minute workout on the stationary bike. Walking home I felt some pain in my upper abdomen. As the evening progressed, the pain spread down my left side and into my lower-back abdomen. It was extremely painful - I found that if I held perfectly still and tried not to inhale too deeply, I would have almost no pain. Thursday morning, after no sleep, I called in sick. Then I felt stuck- I had just left my doctor and hadn't had my initial at the maternity center. Steve said to call the center. I called and they said to come on in. Steve went to work. As I was lying there on the couch, I was realizing that I was in enough pain that I wouldn't be able to drive. So I had Steve come back home and drive me.
It turns out it was all a BAD CASE OF GAS! ACK!!! By Saturday was feeling better. I guess that's what I get for eating all those whole grains and vegetables. Now I take a digestive enzyme with everything I eat.
I've also been experiencing "stitches" cramps. This is fun!
On the good side, the baby is totally fine!