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Old 03-22-2005, 05:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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OK, some of you have read about my hcg levels. Last Mon=62 and Wed=84. So, they had me go in yesterday (a week from 1st test) and I am waiting for the results. I called this morning and they said they'd look it up "in a little while" and call me back. Then I was heading for town and called back to see if they had results, they said no,so I asked them to please leave me a detailed message on my phone when they did call back. So,I just got back from home and there's a messege from the nurse that says, "Hi,Sarah this is so-and-so, I need to talk to you about your lab results please call us back"

HELLO! : You don't freaking leave a messege that says "I need to talk to you" that can only be bad news and they are on their freaking 2 hour lunch break and I have to sit here and wait for them to get off their butts to tell me we're fine or we're not. ARRGGHh.

Anyway, I guess I'll let you guys know what happens.

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Old 03-22-2005, 05:04 PM
 
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Ugh. Sorry.

The two hour lunch thing can be torture when waiting for results like yours (I know, i have been there).

And when i worked at a doctors office, i only got 30 minutes, but the office was closed for 2 hours and we all played catch up....and that includes calling back patients just like you!
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OK, just called them again and they said that my hcg was 508. I think that kicks butt! The nurse said the doc thought they should be in the thousands, but if I was at 62 last monday and 85% of normal pregnancies double by 72 hours then at the very least it should be about 330. I think my numbers show that it's not eptopic ( Ithink) so I think I'll skip the blood work from here on out. If I miscarry then nothing will stop it anyway, why add to the worry,right? I think my numbers are fine. Like I said before,they were wacky with dd too.

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So, I got out my calculator, and it looks like your HCG rate is doubling on the average of about every 2.3 days. That doesn't sound too bad, does it?
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ooh,hypatia, thankyou for doing the math, me likes the sound of that!

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Sarah, so glad your numers are rising! That's good news! Sorry they left you a cryptic message that added to your stress- they should know to be super sensitive about that kind of thing!

I called yest. to see if I could go in just for bloodwork (not ready for the whole shebang yet) and talking to the lab person was like trying to get through a gauntlet. She totally wouldn't let me do it and was pretending not to understand what I wanted to do. In the end the midwife called back and does want me to come in for the whole first prenatal appt so I won't get any levels done for 2 weeks!! Argh.
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