I had to leave work at 10:30 am to make it to my 11:15 am appointment.
I went in, undressed and wrapped in the paper blanket.
I waited. And waited.
Dr. M came in and said "An ultrasound will do no good...it's still too early."
She asked about the consistency and color quality of the blood; I described it.
She said, "A pelvic exam really won't tell us anything either. Sometimes this just happens. Your hcg doubled from Monday to Wednesday, so that's really our best indicator of this pregnancy, and it looks good."
And then? She patted my foot and submitted this gem to me: "My girlfriend had 2 miscarriages and her third one, with no pregnancy symptoms whatsoever so she was sure it was over, it was just fine. Now she has a son."
She's on my list of people to hate. Makes me take TWO hours off work for an appointment that could have been accomplished on the damn phone!