I learned several things at the doctor’s office yesterday.
- It is an ectopic pregnancy (tubal).
- They should probably have a separate waiting room for pregnant women.
- You must be knowledgeable about your condition and persistent about your treatment.
- Only you can decide how you are going to handle a situation or react to a circumstance. It is too exhausting to focus on worry and despair.
I have decided to leave out all of the details from my whole day at the doctor’s. (It was that horrendous.) Here is the short version:
I arrived for blood work @ 8:30am and didn’t leave until 3:00pm. I had to resort to my running mantras. “One mile at a time.” “Go, go. Push, push.” “Stay calm.” “I am strong.” Hmmm…maybe I should come up with life mantras.
Anyway, I had to wait to go to ultrasound, wait to have more blood work, wait to see the doctor, wait at the pharmacy (the computer system was down), wait to see the nurse so she could give me a shot of methotrexate. THEN, I had to wait in the downstairs waiting room before leaving because rain, high winds, and tornado warning wouldn’t allow me to run to my car.
I feel like my life has been on hold, so let me stir up some awe-inspiring possibilities. I’ll at least go for a stroll today. (Still no running.)
Today is a new day! With that behind me, I will focus on better things ahead. (“I am strong.”)