Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blood, Sweat, and Seedless Raisins

Boring update: I was asked if the blood tests changed after becoming pregnant.

They've been coming back with good results since either the end of last winter or the beginning of spring. My OB/GYN wasn't willing to help us try to conceive until my blood tests were normal again for a decent length of time.

Last summer I went to my PCP because I wasn't feeling well. He started running blood tests and focused on the high bilirubin levels. He wasn't getting anywhere fast, and then I found out about Lindley's heart defect. I put my own issues on the back burner until fall. That's when my OB/GYN took over trying to figure out why I wasn't feeling well. She requested the results of my previous blood test results, and that's when she wigged out about my red blood cell count being so high. I have no idea why my PCP wasn't concerned or didn't notice. So my bad test results were first "noticed" last summer and lasted through the winter.

The short answer to "Did the pregnancy cause the positive change?" is "No."

About the profuse sweating that Merle mentioned in his comment, I don't know how on earth he found out that's one of my symptoms. He's a super sleuth. I look like I have water sprinklers shooting sweat out of my arm pits. No one can stand close to me without getting sprayed. I have to tape mounds of cotton balls under my pits daily, but they are quickly saturated. Oh great....I feel another wolf crotch scenario coming on.

Speaking of cotton balls, I saw a man walking around Walgreens last night with a package of cotton balls. I thought that was strange. What do men use cotton balls for?

And while I'm on the subject of things I don't understand, I saw an ad yesterday for seedless raisins. TRY OUR SEEDLESS RAISINS!



  • Cotton balls make me want to SCREAM. They FUH-REAK me out more than anything else. Please tell me that you do not really tape them to your armpits? I will die if you do.

    By Blogger Karly, at Tue Nov 13, 11:01:00 AM  

  • I have no idea why my PCP wasn't concerned or didn't notice.

    Ah, maybe because your PCP isn't an actual doctor?

    I'm pretty sure that the guy must be buying the cotton balls for his wife.

    As for the sweating, it was simply brilliant deduction on my part. Did they say anything about the toe fungus?

    By Blogger Merle Sneed, at Tue Nov 13, 02:34:00 PM  

  • Richard used my cotton balls to remove his nail polish after Halloween. This was after he forgot about it and went to work with black nails. His coworkers decided he was too old to become a goth. So, yeah, what Merle said. He must have been buying them for his wife.

    Seedless raisins: that's like advertising for podless peas.

    Maybe your blood counts were normal for you. It sounds like everything's alright, but I'm glad they are being cautious.

    By Blogger Julia, at Tue Nov 13, 03:44:00 PM  

  • All this talk about sweating has me all worried....I feel like I have been sweating more...or my antipersperant isn't working any more. eekkkkk

    By Blogger Corey~living and loving, at Tue Nov 13, 03:52:00 PM  

  • seedless raisins! I am so glad, now I won't have to slice them up to remove each seed.

    it was tiresome.

    By Blogger Tony, at Tue Nov 13, 06:32:00 PM  

  • Raisins are gross....seedless or not!

    By Blogger Queen of the Mayhem, at Wed Nov 14, 04:17:00 AM  

  • The lovely Mrs. Sneed loves grapes, but hates raisins. Go figure.

    By Blogger Merle Sneed, at Wed Nov 14, 09:32:00 AM  

  • I use cotton balls to apply astringent to my face.

    I'm a big sweater like you. Not sure if your Wolf Crotch is like my Crotch Rot.

    By Blogger Kurt, at Thu Nov 15, 02:54:00 PM  

  • i like raisins.

    By Blogger d. chedwick bryant, at Thu Nov 15, 08:24:00 PM  

  • i like grapes too.

    By Blogger d. chedwick bryant, at Thu Nov 15, 08:25:00 PM  

  • I dun like raisins.

    Cotton balls?? Hum, maybe he is taking nail polish off is toe nails... I do know a guy that paints his toenails...

    By Blogger Terri@SteelMagnolia, at Thu Nov 15, 11:54:00 PM  

  • Hmmm I thought all raisins were seedless. Don't they come from seedless grapes?

    Jenny...you must be one "hot mama" to be sweating so much (or is the correct word for a lady: perspiring?).

    As for guys and cotton balls...hmmm I wonder what he is tring to enlarge? lol Hopefully he just bought them for his wife.

    By Blogger LeRoy Dissing, at Fri Nov 16, 05:06:00 AM  

  • I thought cotton balls was the first stage of beer nuts. :)

    By Blogger g-man, at Fri Nov 16, 01:58:00 PM  

  • Seedless raisins? Is that kinda like hiding a message? Yanno... like Melanie and her Brand New Key?

    I like seedless raisins. Much better than seedless prunes.

    Cotton balls? Don't women use them to remove makeup? Herself uses enough to make me buy a bag every month.

    Yanno what I've noticed? Wimmins don't sweat much at the end of a marathon. I suppose they would glow if they could glow but most look so tired that I'm tempted to give them a warm blankie and a pillow.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 16, 06:32:00 PM  

  • Its a man secret. I could tell you, but then I have to kill you.


    And yes, anotehr wofl crotch story please!

    By Blogger carmachu, at Sat Nov 17, 07:19:00 PM  

  • Ho No!

    By Blogger d. chedwick bryant, at Sun Nov 18, 07:05:00 PM  

  • Well... you wouldn't want to try raisins with seed, would you? haha... signs are too funny sometimes.

    By the way, I gave you an award on my blog.

    By Blogger Nancy, at Sun Nov 18, 09:10:00 PM  

  • What's wrong with a guy buying cotton balls? I've never seen anything on the packaging that says "FOR WOMEN ONLY."

    Seedless raisins?

    By Blogger RWA, at Mon Nov 19, 10:27:00 AM  

  • Of course you don't! No surprise!

    By Blogger Tony, at Mon Nov 19, 11:03:00 AM  

  • we are officially open! consider yourself enrolled.
    would you like to teach a class? let us know.

    By Blogger Chedwick University, at Wed Nov 21, 04:09:00 PM  

  • Happy Turkey Day! Yay!

    By Blogger guygm, at Thu Nov 22, 12:51:00 AM  

  • I don't know how you women do it. The guys definitely have the easy part when it comes to making babies. Whew!

    Happy Thanksgiving Jenny!

    By Blogger Dan, at Thu Nov 22, 09:15:00 PM  

  • I totally wanted to comment a long time ago, but was probably interrupted. Try this product called Certain-dri for underarm perspiring. It is a miracle. You roll it on at night before bed. After a few days your pits will be as dry as the sahara. Some itching may occur when you first put it on, but just scratch it! But I have found that it is worth the trade off. Fortunately I don't suffer with this as much anymore! Good luck my sweaty pitted little friend.

    By Blogger headless chicken, at Fri Nov 23, 07:03:00 AM  

  • Maybe he was picking up the cotton balls for his wife?

    Seedless raisins! They make those? I sure am sick of having to cut the raisins in half and take out the seeds before I let the girls eat them!

    By Blogger A Little Revolution, at Fri Nov 23, 02:37:00 PM  

  • hope you had a nice holiday and that all is well.

    By Blogger d. chedwick bryant, at Sat Nov 24, 09:25:00 AM  

  • yeah... what Chedwick said. How was your Tday? Enjoy some tasty turkey?

    How's the kidlets and the family?

    Come on, girlie... update us on the goings on.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Nov 25, 09:16:00 PM  

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