Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shockingly Enough... (and a little TMI, just warning you!)

Since January 2nd, I'm down 3 pounds. I believe it was the 42 trips (not exaggerating, although I didn't actually count) to the bathroom over the last 2 days. I can't believe how much water I can hold onto, and then RELEASE! My husband thinks there's something wrong with me, especially since I've been to the urologist for microscopic blood in the urine (hematuria), and my mother's history with bladder cancer. Over the last few years I have had several cystoscopies (scope into the bladder via the urethra), one under sedation in the hospital (it'll be 1 year on 2/3!) and a CT scan to find out the cause. I've also been to a nephrologist for another 24 hour urine test (those are REALLY fun) and he said the amount of blood found is an acceptable amount and that my kidneys just allow red blood cells into my urine when filtering the blood. He explained it as the kidneys work as a sieve and the holes are a little too big to allow red blood cells through. You didn't know you were going to get a biology lesson when reading about my weigh-in, now did you?

Anyway, I have to keep an eye on things because of my family history, so I shall be returning to the good ole doctor's office for another cystoscopy. I think it's even more invasive than the OB/GYN. I mean, this guy is standing there, with the long scope connected to his eye and he's looking and moving the scope and looking, and there you are, in all your Brittney Spears glory... So, the reason why I know that it's normal for me is because it happens every month AND I only woke up once to go to the bathroom last night. If it was a chronic thing, I definitely would be worried about it.

So, down 3 pounds this month (I won't tell you what last week's results were!).

Cropped to remove my unsightly toenails! Looks like I need new batteries!

6 comments:

  1. Hope everything goes well at your appointment. I had to do multiple 24 hour urine tests when I was pregnant so I feel your pain! And congrats on the weight loss!!!

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  2. I did that too! I had "pregnancy-induced hypertension" with both my kids and actually had my water break (5 weeks early) while doing a catch!!! Were you on bedrest also? That was fun, having my 22 month old son toddlering around and I'm supposed to stay seated with my feet up. Yeah, right. The best was when I had to take my jug places with me. I had to tell my mother on July 4th, "Don't tell Dad what's in the bag in the back of the fridge!"

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  3. Ha. No- no thankfully I didnt have to go on bedrest...though I was VERY close. I had to do the urine tests when I was pregnant with my first son so I had to take my jug to work with me and keep it in the fridge. LOL. Finally they induced me with him when I was 37 weeks. My second son, they just induced me at 38 weeks because my blood pressure started creeping up and I had trace amounts of protein. Thankfully I didnt have to do the urine tests then.

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  4. Thinking about that test gives me shivers! I hope all goes well at your appointment!!!

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  5. I almost spit out my water when I read "in my britney spears glory" HAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! Great line!

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  6. That's awesome! (Not about the bladder issues, of course--I mean the weight loss!) I hope your cystoscopy goes well--it sounds awful.

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