Well, last week sometime I wrote a note to other women who've been diagnosed with Factor V Leiden and MTHFR. I told them what my perinatologist said about not really needing anything in a future pregnancy, not needing blood thinner or anything. They basically told me he was smoking crack, and if I wanted a stillbirth or blood clots in my head to go for it.
So, I'm going for a second opinion. I love love love my OB. She is wonderful, really wonderful. I called her with my concerns and she made me an appointment with the perinatologist who saw me when I was pregnant with Asher. From the time I called to the time of the appointment? 55 minutes.
I think she feels sorry for me. Actually, she said so. Hey, whatever gets things done, right? If I had tried to schedule this appointment as a fairly new patient, I GUARANTEE you, it would have taken 2 weeks.
I'm not willing to risk going through a pregnancy unmedicated if it means harm for me or the baby. I asked her and she said a second opinion was very wise. She admitted she doesn't know enough about blood clotting disorders to prescribe me something herself. I guess after all we've been through with Lucy and doctors, I admire a doctor telling me, "Hey, I don't know." Medicine is really a crap shoot, 89% of the time.
So many women from this board told me stories where the doctor said, "Nah, you don't need anything..." then they had another loss and the same doc said, "Oh, maybe we'll try a blood thinner next time." Thanks, dude. It wasn't YOU carrying the remains of your dead baby into the office in a Zip Loc bag the last time, was it, now?
Um, no thanks. Let's do all we can this time, shall we?
So, ovulating sometime this week, and if I do get pregnant this cycle, then I'll meet with the perinatologist in time to start blood thinners, if that's what she prescribes. If I don't get pregnant, then I can have wine and not worry about malformed butt holes, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies and tube loss, cord accidents, Trisomy 13, 18 and 21, Potter's Syndrome, HLHS, anencephaly, and amniotic band syndrome.
Hey, I never claimed sanity.