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Old 07-13-2005, 12:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Yesterday I got a terrible pain in my lower right side...bad enough that I went to the ER(I am not a hospital person)...it was excrutiating and I couldn't even walk.

After a bunch of tests(some obstetric including an ultrasound this morning) they think it's my appendix...it hasn't ruptured and isn't seriously infected however it is a bit enlarged and we are doing a wait and watch...it may flare up again or it may be isolated. From what I understand it's pretty common for women to get appendicitis while pregnant.

Anyway..the pain has gone but the area is really tender.

On the plus side...the baby is great, weighing approximately 2.4lbs at this point and measuring 27wks(I am 26w2days) I have an awesome pic of the baby's profile. The placenta which was lying low is 4inches above cervix and should be at least 5 for delivery which is fine.

So hopefully it doesn't flare up again...I really don't want surgery while pregant or afterwards for that matter...but if it does I have to go back immediately for assessment.

Anyway...I feel better now...Dr. says...drink lots of fluids, eat right and get my body as healthy as possible just in case. I do that anyway.

I am also to relax and not over-do it physically...and no lifting...ok...explain that to a 2 year old...but I will try.
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:42 PM
 
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How crappy! I hope that it was just an isolated incident.
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Old 07-13-2005, 01:55 PM
 
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I'm sorry that you had to go and that you were not feeling well!! I'm glad that everyhting is Ok for the time being! I'd love to see a pic of the profile (if you can do it) of the baby!

Hope all is well!!
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Old 07-13-2005, 03:30 PM
 
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That sounds like a crazy experience, appendix issues can be very uncomfortable. Glad that you are home and back with your family though...and that picture sounds beautiful.
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:04 PM
 
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Wow! I'm glad you are okay! I hope that appendix leaves you alone for the rest of the pregnancy!!

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Oh how scary. Take it easy, mamma.
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