August 17th, 2017
The decision day was here – going home or back to Ljubljana?
They drew my blood in the morning to check the inflammation parameters. And the check up was ok but not as we expected. There was still some absces draining out and at that point I was sure that I would have to go back to Ljubljana. Continue reading “It all started with a pimple – part 7”
August 10th, 2017
It has been a week since my unfortunate pimple. At that point I was at Jesenice maternity ward and absolutley sure that there was nothing else that could go wrong.
They were daily checking my blood to see if the inflammation markers were decreasing – they were and that was great! Then they decided to check my urine also. And the gynaecologist came to me worried as the protein level was really high. This is one of the signs of pregnancy complication called preeclampsia. And high levels like that meant only one thing – that inducing the labour is neccessary. Like really as soon as possible. Continue reading “It all started with a pimple – part 6”
We came to Jesenice, explained the situation and of course they were surprised. Especially as it was soon time for me to get another IV antibiotic dose – that meant there was just a short period of time to decide how to proceed. But the gynaecologist did her best and started dealing with the situation. The way their staff treated us was on a whole new level and I felt safe. Continue reading “It all started with a pimple – part 5”
I was in the hall lost in my own thoughts for over an hour. I felt trapped and my body physically hurt from anger and anxiety. I was really angry at the arogant gynaecologist since I felt that she wanted to scare me in order not to fight her decision.
And I was angry at myself – at the lack of ability to stand up for me and my baby. What will I do if they decide to induce the labour right now? What can I do? During pregnancy Dejan and I were visiting wonderful class of birth preparation and had our chosen doula Nina. And I knew that I have a choice – but how to make a decision with no relevant information? Continue reading “It all started with a pimple – part 4”
It turned out that the doctor is one of the best in his field. Only by touching he knew that the absces is present and that the surgery is necessary. He was clear in explaining me why it is necessary, the process of the operation and that he will make it as short as possible because of the anaesthesia. At that point I felt that there is no other way and it is the right thing to do. Luckily I didn’t eat that day and surgery was about to happen as soon as possible. Continue reading “It all started with a pimple – part 3”
…We came to the ER and didn’t wait for a long time. After examination they were not sure if I have an absces or not and directed me urgently to Clinic for otorhinolaryngology and cervicofacial surgery (in further text ORL clinic). After close examination they decided to do an ultrasound of the swelling. The physical contact hurt really bad and I just couldn’t wait for it to be over. It turned out that at the time there was no absces which was great news. Continue reading “It all started with a pimple – part 2”