So I have a rant of an update now. Fun times!
I got a phone message from the midwife we had the appointment with, and she said all my numbers looked good, but they'd like to have me come in on Friday to retake my bp. Unfortunately, Friday is my last day of work (like... last-last, not returning to the job after) and I have a full day scheduled, starting at 8am. I called back to see how needed this was, since my next appointment is on Tuesday. The nurse I was connected to... was not the best experience I've had. She really did her level best to scare me into coming in.
She first said that my numbers were *mostly* fine, except for my alkaline phospatase, which was 'slightly elevated', and that was probably why they wanted me to come back in. When I sounded reluctant, she asked if I had any symptoms. I told her my feet would get a bit swolen over the course of the day, but always went back down again when I got home and propped them up - but other than that, nothing. She paused for a moment, then told me that the fact I had no symptoms didn't matter, and I needed to come in because I could be walking around and feeling just fine, when my bp could just suddenly shoot up to 180/110 and I was putting both myself and my baby at risk (keep in mind, my bp was 128/84 on tuesday).
At this point, she was definitely starting to worry me, but I was a little irritated too. When I'd left my appointment on Tuesday, the doctor said that if my bloodwork looked fine, I wouldn't need to do the urine test, and here I am basically being told I could kill my baby, based on one 'slightly elevated' number. So I backed her up and asked her what on earth my alkaline phosphatase levels were. She told me they were "just over 200", when you want it below 115 - so, as I could see, I was almost double what was safe. To me, this doesn't sound either 'fine' as the midwife had indicated, or 'slightly elevated' as the nurse had first stated.
So now I'm feeling a bit scared and VERY cornered. I didn't have any research in front of me, and my reading into preeclampsia hadn't really mentioned alkaline phosphatase, so I only had her word for it that this was serious. So at this point, I told her I'd talk to my boss and get back to her about Friday. She ended the call by reiterating that I could be harming my baby, and that unless she heard otherwise, she was booking an appointment for me at 7:30 am.
I got home, went into research mode, and found that yes - if I were a normal, non-pregnant person, my levels would definitely be elevated... but that I'm well inside the upper bound for normal for third trimester (and particularly last-month). So now I'm feeling extra stressed and a bit pissed off at this nurse... and I have to decide if I'm going in on Friday, or whether I'll just be too stressed/angry at that point to even give a normal BP. Ugh!