My Story

The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Friday, December 2, 2011

And here I thought I might escape

It had been a few days so I thought maybe my doing nothing for those days had changed my destiny in terms of the expected bleeding.


20 minutes before I'm supposed head out the door for the one video job I have on the books this month, I feel it.  That hot, wet little whoosh.  Head off to the bathroom and confirm, the bleeding has started.

I had talked to K about this last night.  The logistics I mean.  This bleeding is, in theory, nothing more important or difficult to deal with than an average woman's period.  So, do I go to work?  Or do I call in sick?  The plan was to go to work unless I was in some sort of pain or the bleeding was especially heavy.

I'm not following the plan.  I live about 15 minutes from the ER.  My video shoot is about 45 minutes away, and I'd be coming home at the height of traffic hour, having to fight through Microsoft traffic so it could easily be 2 hours stuck sitting in my car, bleeding.  And that's if nothing in particular goes wrong.

I called in and said I had a minor medical emergency.  Fortunately, they'll be able to reschedule my shoot for next week so I won't lose the gig.  I'm not expecting anything to happen, but I really want to be sitting at home, in my jammies, phone nearby to call someone to take me to the ER in case it does.

So, anything good on TV tonight?


  1. Hulu! Great shows we've recently discovered that make us laugh:

    Modern Family
    New Girl

    Fingers crossed that this is absolutely nothing. Glad you don't have to go to work. Enjoy your jammies, nice weather (is it as nice in Seattle as it is in Portland right now??), and your evening.


  2. That's very wise thinkging, Alex. Fridays for me, if I have the TV on, are usually for NCIS reruns (oh, wait, that's any day!) and "Flying Wild Alaska" on Discovery Channel. My dear friend Heather, though, LOVES Hulu and watches everything on it (they don't have a TV).

  3. Ug! It is Murphy's Law, isn't it? The good thing is that you expected this to happen, and hopefully it's the last of it.(knock on wood).

  4. Just stopping by to send you some mojo and let you know I'm thinking of you.


  5. I think that was a good idea to take the day off. glad they could reschedule. Hope the bleeding stops soon. Thinking about you and your little ones.


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