Thursday, February 19, 2009

Test Results

They called back with my hormone level test results.

"They", of course, being the nurse, or office assistant. I'm not sure which. "They", of course, not being the Dr. "They", of course, not knowing all of the answers to the questions I'd ask.

They called me at work, which really means they called when I didn't have the presence of mind or time or bravery to ask everything I wanted to.

They said that it came back at 6,000 then mumbled a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember because I was busy reacting to the 6,000 number. "Wait. Is that good? Or bad? We were hoping for low, he said 500 at some point during the discussion. 6,000 is definitely not as low as 500. He said it maxes out at 100,000. 6,000 is definitely NOT has high as 100,000. He also said the number 10-20,000, but I don't remember what he said about those numbers! Were those good or bad? Is 6,000 OK? Did she just say miscarriage? Heartbeat? Hey wait! What'd I miss?!?!?!"

After review the "conversation" 20 gajillion times in my head in the past 20 minutes, I think she said that at those levels they should be able to see/hear the heartbeat, so if I start to bleed or miscarry not to panic just to call them. Like it's no big deal. Then she said he'd still like me to come in for another ultrasound next week so we verified my appointment for Wednesday morning.

I thought that getting the results would let me breath a huge sigh of relief, or give me cause for freaking out.  Not leave me just as confused as before.

Would you believe that when you google the number '6,000' with the words 'pregnancy' and 'hormones' you don't get ANYTHING helpful at all? Seriously.

Fortunately Josh found his "everything is fine" button and pushed it. Hard. He's not concerned. At all. Which is good, because really, one of us needs to be OK.


  1. We are still praying. It's going to be OK.

  2. We are still praying. It's going to be OK.

  3. I found this. It would reassure me in your situation... You are definately in my prayers too.

  4. Julie,

    I think my frantic googling wasn't as thorough as yours (clearly) because that is EXACTLY what I wanted. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I HATE when nurses call back with any type of test results. They always take you by surprise and then say "Ok, well" and end the conversation! EERG!

    Prayers are with ya sweetie.

  6. Oh Amy. I have been thinking of you as well as praying for you all week. I hope everything turns out ok. I just love you!

  7. I am so sorry Amy! I know so well right now about being a # and not a person in the doctors office! It is so everyday to them and you are left feeling so confused and overwhelmed. You are in my prayers. I wish I knew anything about the 6,000 number but I don't so I hope that you will find everything to be okay at your next ultrasound. Thanks for being so candid on your blog...we have never met but I feel like I know you!

  8. Ah! I was freaking out while reading this...anxiety! I hope everything goes okay. I don't know anything about any of this...or else I'd try to be more helpful!

  9. Amy,
    Just know that like everyone else who loves you a whole bunch, I'm praying for you. You are basically amazing. :) Love you.

  10. :\ Sorry Fugal. I'll be praying for you!

  11. We are praying for you, Amy and Josh. We love you!


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