I think I've spent more time in doctors offices over the past 21 weeks than I have in the past 21 years! Yesterday I saw a different OB in my doctor's office. He was so nice and answered all of my questions as if he had nothing else to do that day. I am relieved because I have now met all the doctors in that practice and they are all great. This means I don't have to worry who is on call when I go into labor.
One of the questions I had for the doctor yesterday was about a sharp pain on the side of my wrist. Pregnant women often get carpel tunnel, but I know that's not what I am feeling. He said it is likely a pinched nerve (which is what I had guessed) and wrote me an order to see an orthopedist (sp?) in town. Normally I would just hope the pain goes away, but it is pretty severe at times and I'm afraid of permanent nerve damage if it is a pinched nerve. Besides that, last night I was trying to pick up my little nephew and it was causing my wrist a lot of pain. I need to get this taken care of before I'm trying to lift a baby multiple times every day.
So, Monday is the testing at Johns Hopkins and Thursday is the hand doctor. Let's see...maybe I should try to tour the offices of some other doctors. What should I try next? :)