Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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It's so interesting the varied diagnosis you can receive when you're pregnant. I'm serious! Random diagnosis that never even entered your realm of thought before are now pinned to your medical chart - or at least your medical history (which no, they aren't necessarily the same thing).

My last pregnancy, I received the dubious honor of being lactose intolerant - and don't forget the cat allergy. Both of which only affected me while I was pregnant. Fortunately the lactose intolerance hasn't caused problems with me yet this time around. That's a miserable one folks.

Today, I was diagnosed as an asthmatic, provided with an inhaler and told that it may never go away. What?

When I was 12, I told people I had asthma so I could get out of running the obligatory mile around the playground, but of course it wasn't true. And now that I actually WANT to run the mile, I might have this stupid asthma to hold me back. Perhaps it's karma. Now wouldn't that be justice?

At 20 weeks, I can only wonder what's next. Fibromyalgia?

5 backward glances:

Christy said...

YIKES! But do you really think you have it for life now. Isn't that kind of weird that you didn't have it before the baby and you were running and exercising just fine and now they say it may not go away. I'd just wait and see. You'll probably be fine after baby comes. Not that I'm a doctor or anything. They probably just have to throw the possibility out there, don't cha think?

kelly said...

No Amy. What's next is a little something called kanckles. But I think it does actually go away.
Oh! But I have something called peeing my pants when I sneeze, laugh, jump or run. That came about with being pregnant, and I am sad to report that it has not gone away post partum.

... To the Beat of My Own Drum (Walking with the Bob Ross of the Blogosphere) said...

I am sure you are already aware of this. Drink half your weight in ounces of water per day. Staying hydrated will help with "the asthma" and I would take what the doctor says with a grain of slt. With proper hydration and you being the fitness guru, I believe you'll be okay. Try the water before the inhaler. Having grown up an asthmatic, I believe as I got older I outgrew it especially because I stopped drinking soda and carbonated drinks for water. Just my 2 cents... and since I am not a Doctor...

Ellen said...

Pregnancy induced hair loss...or is it hair growth? chicken pox? what if your eye color changes to blue? what if only ONE of your feet gets bigger? what if you become allergic to DIAMONDS, or teddy bears, or beef jerky? what if your skin turns....PLAID? don't you love the "what if" game? hee hee!

Kimmie said...

I am so sorry, that really sucks. Can I do anything? Man! the things we do to have children. But we both know that they are worth it in the long run. When they place that baby in your arms for the first time........no words can explain! Love Ya and Hang in there! KJ