Wednesday, 20 March 2013


I'm going to share a little secret with you. I'm kind of scared about going on my honeymoon. I visited my doctor today to talk about the medications I'd need. Prescriptions all sorted, so I should feel better... right?

It all started when I was pregnant. I've talked before about some of the problems I had health-wise then, but if you haven't read it - I'll sum it up. I had a pulmonary embolism (several) at 24 weeks pregnant. I spent a lot of time in hospital and had lots of tests.....

I ate some horrible hospital food, but most of the time had to rely on Mr B to bring me meals (as they couldn't cater for vegans most of the time)...

At 28 weeks I got a nice case of gestational diabetes..

THE high blood sugar reading that sent the midwife looking for a drip right before I gave birth!

At my last visit to see a specialist I was advised I'll need to take blood thinning medication whenever I fly, I guess it's pretty standard practice for anybody who has had a P.E. So I'm all sorted and ready for a lovely honeymoon after my big day, but talking over the "safety points" with my Dr just really set off the nerves again I guess.

Wear flight socks, do the correct leg exercises/movements, get up to walk around often. Repeat. No alcohol. Drink lots of water.

I know that it will be just fine, and it'll be a wonderful trip... but it really shows how much something like that happening can change the way you think about things for the rest of your life. It'll be FINE.

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