I think with melanoma, the link between it being found in places where sun isn't normally exposed, isn't that actually related to tanning beds? ie your skin isn't used to dealing with sun on your bare breasts or your bum, so it's more susceptible to the burns etc that allow the cells to start changing?
I'm ok with the sun, and I don't put sunscreen on unless I'm going to be out for a while or it's pretty hot, but I can't bring myself to do the tanning beds anymore. I lost a girl I went to school with to melanoma. She left behind her year old daughter and husband. I just can't imagine. I used to be ok with the risk-- the boost to my emotional well being was worth the increased risk, but not anymore.
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Ava's appt went fairly well. She was a basketcase at the beginning and I thought we weren't going to be able to finish the EKG. She peed all over the exam table during the EKG because she wouldn't let me put a diaper back on her after her weight check. She calmed down after that was over and even had a good time playing with one of her cardiologists. Her pulmonary arteries are a little too small but they are growing and the pressure in her right ventricle is just a smidge higher than it should be. So we're ok for now. But we will need to go an interventional cath at some point to try to widen her pulmonary arteries to buy us time before the next surgery. Caths involve general anesthesia so never enjoy that. But if it puts off surgery then I guess it's a good thing.
I paged lactation after we were done and met with one of the LCs. As soon as she saw my left breast, she said it was the beginning of mastitis and I need to start abx ASAP. So I texted my GP (Ava's godmother) and she called in a script for me. I hope it helps. My production is SO LOW in my left breast right now. I hope getting the inflammation down will let the milk come out. In the meantime, I bought some of the single serve Horizon vanilla milk containers to see if I can get her to drink that in a bottle. I'm going to use a different bottle and nipple and let her see me pour the milk in so she knows it's not mama milk. Hopefully it won't piss her off too bad.
Oh I'm so glad it went well! I've been thinking of you guys!
Tenley is kind of the same with accepting milk as long as it's presented as being different. She gets almond milk when I'm not home and it's not bedtime/naptime. Well last night Rob grabbed the wrong bottle, and heated up almond milk for her at bed. She took a couple sips and then made faces and threw it back at him. |He realized what he'd done, and went and warmed the breastmilk instead. He said he had to practically force her to take the nipple in her mouth, and then she finally did-- her face lit up, she squealed, and started frantically signing milk!!!!! And then she grabbed the bottle and downed the whole thing. So yeah... she likes almond milk, but not if it's trying to be passed off as real milk. lol
I'm off now until Monday. Need this so bad!! THe house isn't terribly dirty, so I'm going to do a quick clean today to keep things in order, and then we should have lots of family time and productive time this weekend <3. I think I'm going to try to convince DH to go to Ikea tonight for shopping playing and maybe dinner too.
Oh, we talked about his "surprise" he other day. He felt horrible and said he totally understand how I felt, and how it seemed like he was not listening to me. He said that we had talked about it in the past and I had not specifically shot down "that one/that kind" so he thought that was ok. I was like well no... I didn't reaize I had to say no to each and every toy available! lol Anyways, so we had a really good talk. And he spent two days bringing me home nice treats like donuts, and cooking breakfast for me, and rubbing my back. So it's all good!! lol
So... Tenley is a master gift opener, and upset I won't let her open all the gifts under the tree.
Good thoughts and prayers! Rob got a call back for an EMS dispatch job. He does the testing next Friday. I feel like I'm a basketcase waiting. It would be such a blessing for soooo many reasons. Increase in pay, better location in terms of getting to work (he could even bike in the summer), it's in his actual field, and I think he'd be so much happier there. Plus the company he works for now is so about to go under, because they suck.