I think you really should try to take it easy for a while. My impression (no experience, unfortunately) is, that complications like this will dwindle as the pregnancy proceeds, so perhaps it is not for the entire pregnancy you should be inactive.
Remember, it is "only" for a short period of your entire life you have to turn the activity level down, and the potential rewards will be great.....
But I know the feeling: If you are used to being able to do a lot of things and enjoy them, it IS very hard to just sit around.
I hope everything will be well with you, and that you will not be climbing the walls at home..
Thought you all should know asap, because you´ve all been so kind and supportive during this day and yesterday: The baby is fine!!! They have just called (earlier than promised) from the hospital to tell me that (like its parents) the baby is a healthy carrier of the gene.
My god, what a relief. I´m almost crying now again.
This is the best news in my whole life.
Thanks for your support and understanding in here. Tomorrow, I will go for a run.... and enjoy feeling so lighthearted. This is just wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Enjoy your pregnancies and your running.
Thanks for your support. I feel a little better about all of this today (I think...).
It feels like I have a little more strength for the positive thinking today. It also helps a lot that my boyfriend will and can talk about it with me, and he IS really great support. I feel that he really IS the pillar of strength and support that I have heard other people talk about or want when things get a little rough.
However, I think I am developing a pronounced superstition towards this issue: Whenever I am thinking possitive OR negative thoughts about this, I am convinced that I am jinxing this whole thing... a weird development in my head.
Anyway, I WILL keep trying to think positive. Thanks once again to all of you in here.
I know you are right. There really IS nothing else to do than wait. We talk a lot about it here at home, so both my boyfriend and myself can also vent to each other.
We have already agreed on what to be done IF the test result is positive; but this option is really very nasty to think about.
I will keep trying to focus on the 75% and think positive until the result is in. There are actually only 3 whole days left to wait, if the result is in monday... perhaps it will not be in before tuesday, but I will only focus on that if I do not hear anything monday.
I really appreciate the support from all of you. Thank you all, for letting an ear to all of this.
I really wish all of you good luck in your pregnancies and in your trying to get pregnant. Fingers crossed for all of us in here.
I´m actually 18 weeks along now, and I can´t stand to think about the consequences if we actually DO lie in the 25% risk of a having a baby with a lifespan of max. 1-1,5 years (perhaps I shouldn´t even mention this possibility - it might be a self fulfilling prophecy; my god I´m going crazy here). I am sick to my stomach right now, and I have NO IDEA how I will get through the waiting. If only I could do as the bears and hibernate until the answer lies ready...It literally feels like I AM going a little crazy.
I am also getting more and more furious at my physician for not following up on this when I first told him 2,5 months ago.