Mom to Baby Cavagnaro
February 23, 2016
I’m writing this very soon after as a way to help me cope. On Monday, January 18th, I left work early. I was too tired to remain at my desk anymore and I could not understand it. I had slept all weekend – about 14 hours per day – and had over 9 hours of sleep Sunday night to Monday morning (after a long nap Sunday afternoon) so I knew something was wrong for me to be this exhausted. My work has their own clinic onsite so on Tuesday when I still felt exhausted, after another full night’s sleep and a four hour nap the day before, I scheduled an appointment.
I emailed my mother that I was afraid I was anemic. I had been having a period, albeit a light one, for over two weeks and I thought this blood loss must be causing me to have at least situational anemia. I went to my appointment on January 21st and the doctor explained it could be anemia or it could be a virus, but since I was a little sore on the right side of my stomach and bleeding we also needed to rule out a tubal pregnancy. I peed in the cup with the full confidence of a woman who had been on birth control the majority of her adult life, and said birth control had worked.