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14 April 2008 @ 04:44 pm
Eventful times, silly comics  
This weekend, we had a baby shower. It went well, and people were very generous to us. We owe some thank-you notes :-)

On Saturday evening, I had a persistent abdominal pain that got quite intense, and lasted something like twelve hours. I've now been to the emergency bit of a hospital as the guest of honor twice -- and the other time I filled out less paperwork 'cause they scraped me off the highway, which let me use the express entrance :-) Not 100% sure what it was, but quite possibly gallstones. I think I may be officially old, and an ultrasound on Wednesday will tell me for sure.

This morning, I came back home from work in a hurry, stopping to acquire some herbs that are supposed to help avoid pre-term labor. While the crisis is now averted, it looked a lot like we were in danger of having a kid a few weeks earlier than would be good -- we've got about two more weeks before we can have a home birth rather than having to go to a hospital. An acupuncturist (acupuncturer? :-), some herbs and some midwife time later, things look more settled, but Krissy's going to need to be on bedrest for 2-3 weeks :-(

And on a more cheerful note, now that Home on the Strange is 100% over, I think I'll post my particular favorite individual comics from it. Just because.

Female characters in Science Fiction
Conversational Stud-Magnet
Being Alone with your Friends
Selfishness and a Buffy Convention
Embarrassing Personal Anecdotes
Shared Myself Out of Sex Again
Men Can't See Colors
megan: contemplativemh75 on April 15th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
wow. is it that time already?
i'll have my fingers crossed for the next 3 weeks.
Good luck and happy baby.

if you don't know, staying well hydrated can help stave off contractions. it takes more water than you think.
Noahangelbob on April 15th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
It's definitely a bit early. The nominal due date is May 25th... I'll pass on the comment about hydration. Thanks!
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Noahangelbob on April 15th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Yeah. Presumably it's kind of a triage thing. If you can come in on your own, you're assumed to be less sick than if medical professionals have to cart you in.

Alternately, maybe it's so you feel like you got more value from the phenomenal cost of ambulance transport. They're not competitive with the rates of normal car-rental companies :-)
(Anonymous) on April 15th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
seriously, my bill was close to $500 (since they hadn't done my paperwork I had the pleasure of submitting insurance info after the fact).

If it weren't for the fact I was alone and starting to pass out from dehydration I'd have opted for the ride method.
Noahangelbob on April 15th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Yeah. I paid just over $1000, but I was in CA, was scraped off the pavement on the highway, and received a painkiller shot before reaching the hospital.
BlackSheepblacksheep_lj on April 15th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
Hugs for you, too. Thinking of you both. I know this is a challenge, but I trust it will come out ok. I also second the hydration recommendation. I know Krissy's probably sick and f'n tired of trying to hydrate, but it helps.
IANALqueen_elvis on April 15th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
OY! Bed rest! That would drive me crazy. Be good to her. (Not that I would expect anything else from you.)
The Ferretttheferrett on April 15th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
You'll be happy to know that I am, slowly, working on a new nerdcore webcomic.

I'll letcha know when I do.
Krissyrightkindofme on April 24th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
He will be thrilled and no doubt watch it obsessively. :)