Thursday, June 25, 2009

another appointment on the road to recovery and new hope

Today I had an appointment with my primary care doctor. She has been my doctor for the past nine years through many ups and downs in my life and my infertility. It was good to go back to her and check in. I brought pictures of Moira to share with her and she was so glad that I did. We talked for a bit about how I am doing and how I am feeling. I was telling her how some days even though I can get up, get showered, and dressed, I still find it hard to motivate myself to DO anything, to be social. I know it's normal in the grieving process, but some days it really bothers me and other days I don't care. I am doing what I can.
I had my blood pressure checked by the nurse at first and it was 146/94, kind of high. Then my doctor checked it again for me after I had been in there for a little while and it was 120/90. Still on the high side, but nothing to get worried about right now. She wants me to check it a few times a week with the wrist monitor I have, record the time of day and what it was, and then I am going to see her in 4 weeks to see where I am at. In the meantime I need to start some exercising. So, Dave borrowed a Wii from someone and we are going to get Wii fit and I am going to try that out. Plus we have an elliptical that I need to start using. Also my amazing and wonderful yoga teacher has given me a yoga session for the summer. check her out if you live in the area and are interested in yoga. She is an awesome yoga teacher!! So, I will go for about 6 weeks to yoga on her. I was so overwhelmed by her generosity, but it will help me on my road to recovery and hope of a new baby in 2010!!
That is my update for now. I will keep you all posted as the summer goes on and I go to other doctor's appointments, etc. Thanks for listening.


Melissa said...

i can't imagine the road your traveling alison- i just want to say thank you again for sharing your journey with us- mikayla and i continue to pray for you guys every night!

Joanne said...

thank you for sharing the information on loosing a baby. Your daughter, Moira Mae was beautiful. Enjoy your yoga and take care of your blood pressure. I heard Wii fit is great!

Debbie said...

Sending lots of love to you, Alison. xxxxoooo

Cat's Litterbox said...

Your blog looks BEAUTIFUL!! I am sitting here crying because I just started to read the beginning of your previous post... I don't know how you get up each day Alison. You are so brave!!

Love you!