Echo went fine this morning. My heart still looks good. Heart rate was about 108 at the beginning of the procedure. So, I am still tachycardic, but not nearly as bad as it was! The cardiologist said that the OB should be able to follow me from here, and there is no reason to follow up with him.

OB appointment went fine, too. I got a note keeping me out of work until the baby is born! Hooray! I do not have to increase beta blockers, and I can relax during my third trimester. That makes me feel better. I do not have to worry about going back to a job which was making me miserable while I am feeling the misery of third trimester! The best part is short term disability will pay until six weeks postpartum. Nice to know that is there.

My work has the worst FMLA policy, though. Because I am starting FMLA so early, it is going to run out the middle of January. My benefits will go through the end of the month, though. After January, I will not have benefits until I start working again. Hopefully I will start working again in March (at a different job, hopefully!). At least we have time to plan for the lapse in coverage. I hope something works out.

Now I get to look for work while I am off…


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rose's Daughter
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 00:09:15

    Yay for the doctor's note! Sometimes, I am sooooo greatful to have been off during my 3rd trimester. I would have been miserable if I had had to work. Enjoy your time off, and looking for that new job!


  2. Mrs. Higrens
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 01:36:59

    Very good news indeed.


  3. Hope in Virginia
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 16:08:45

    The end is almost in sight for you!!! Yay! All good news.


  4. mybumpyjourney
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 16:49:27

    Phew. I am glad that you are going to be able to rest at home! Almost time!!!YEAH for the good news on the echo!!!


  5. ~Jess
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 22:52:21

    I'm glad your appt went well, and I'm glad they took you out of work…it was sounding too stressful, especially with the heart issues. Now you can focus on you.Don't worry about the insurance…that's what I've told myself…worrying won't help anything *hugs*


  6. Valerie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 05:29:42

    Double Yay for the doctor's note! That will make things less stressful for you. I've been thinking of asking my doctor if she would grant bed-rest due to the stress-level of my job. I don't think she would. I have a QUESTION for you though. When do you tell your job that you're not coming back.. in January at end of your 12 weeks? I'm worried about that.


  7. JamieD
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 16:03:25

    I am sorry to hear about your FMLA, but am sooo happy you get to take the third trimester off. You deserve to take your time and enjoy this last part of pregnancy stress free!


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