Friday, June 29, 2007

Something Different

So I took a trip to the hospital today. My plan had been to finish painting the hallway and well, that didn't happen. I discovered that I had discolored urine and called my dr's office. The office was closed, but I opted to push the number for emergency calls. They transfered me to the Dr. on duty who couldn't diagnose me over the phone. I thought maybe it was just pinkish-reddish because I ate cherries yesterday. But the Dr. said he thought I should go to the triage at the hospital to have a urine sample taken to make sure everything was okay. So I drove up there and made myself look really stupid trying to find a place to park. I had to turn around at least four times before I finally pulled into the parking garage because all the free spots were taken. Anyway, after finally making it to the triage unit on the third floor, I gave a sample (woo-hoot... pee in a cup). They had me sit in a bed while they took it away. The nurse listened to my tummy with a thingy which wasn't working and then she listened with the dopplar which was working. Ah, there was that little heartbeat. (Hi baby!) Then they left me to pick at my nails for a while because I had nothing else to do. The Dr. finally came and asked me questions about burning, pain, tingling and things like that which I didn't have. All I've had was a bit of cramping once in a while, but that's been rather regular right along. She said that there was blood in my urine but, after checking me out, they still didn't know what it was from. So the sample was taken to the lab to be tested for who knows what since I didn't have an infection (no white blood cells). The results should be known in about three days. In the mean time I feel fine, but still don't know why there's that bit of blood. When I go back to my Dr in a week and a half, they'll let me know what the results were, unless they call sooner. I'm not worried as I think it's really nothing to be concerned about. Just something different for a Friday afternoon.

10 comments:

Martha said...

Something new... hmmm... yes, I've sat and picked my nails while waiting too... Well, I hope they figure out what's going on. Glad you're feeling okay.

Rachel said...

Hmmm...strange. Now you have a dog, a cat, a puppy, a big belly, and pink urine to be concerned about. I hope they figure it out too.

Rachel said...

Oops, I forgot the husband.

gmj said...

Ya'all are soooo good, leave me alone to long and I snoop in drawers, cuboards, sing out loud, ask for water or a pillow and blanket. I truly hate waiting. Prayers for you and yours. are you drinking enough water?

Bethany said...

Prolly should be drinking more... But once again I have normal pee. Weird thing to mention. We'll see how the lab tests come out, but in the mean time I'm not even a bit concerned. I usually don't call the doctor because I don't want to go for nothing, but in this case I was told to go in to make sure. So I did. The nurses were kind of baffled because of my lack of symptoms or pain (I could hear them talking), but there were sure it was blood. But now it's gone. Wonder what they'd think about that?

Anonymous said...

Prolly aint a word, Betts.

Priscilla said...

I will say a prayer that all will be well!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I will be praying!

Anonymous said...

yeah, it really bugs me too when people use prolly (not a word) instead of probably

Bethany said...

Some people are just too grouchy...