Tuesday, January 17, 2012

19 Times!!

TMI Warning: This post contains details about pregnancy that you may consider to be too much information. Don't say I didn't warn you!

I'm sure you've heard that pregnant women have to pee all the time, haven't you? Well, since I had to collect all my pee for 24 hours anyways, I decided I would count exactly how many times I peed in a 24 hour period.

The results? 19 times in a 24 hour period. And 4 were in the middle of the night. And I think that's actually less than an ordinary day, because it was a little bit of a pain to pee in the hat and pour it in the jug, so I tried to hold it until I really had to go.

Also, the volume of pee over that 24 hour period is just mind boggling. I mean, the jugs (notice, plural) are heavy. So now it's time for me to take what will more or less be a walk of shame and drop the jugs-o-pee off at the hospital lab. And, as a reward when I get there, they'll draw some blood.

Here's to hoping the results are good!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, I think. :-) If they are concerned with your blood pressure and its association to preeclampsia, try eating foods that are high in potassium i.e. white potatoes, veggie juice, bananas, etc. provided those founds don’t cause other symptoms for you. Look for a list of foods that keep BP down online. Ask your doctor if you can take a B6 stress formula to keep your stress levels down as well. It has been four years for me but I remember dealing with similar issues especially with the blood pressure. You are being monitored so don’t worry yourself too much about it. OBs just try to be on the safe side with everything but most of the end they end up leaving us worried like crazy. How are the RA symptoms? Have they quieted down?

~Mariah~ said...

LIVINGLIFEWITHRAANDFMS: Hahaha! To be fair, I did give you guys a TMI (Too Much Information) Warning!! ~;o) I'm really glad that my doctors are being so cautious. And honestly? Seeing as my rheumatologist thinks the SI Joint issue is NOT associated with my RA, I think my RA symptoms have quieted down a lot. I've been wanting to write a post about it, but I just not sure I'm ready to say the word "remission," you know? Like if I say it out loud it might go away. But I guess I've taken the first step in saying it here. So maybe I will write that post! Soon.