ROLL CALL: Where are we from?

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Norway

Postby Irene » Jan 13, 2006 6:59 pm

Thank you for tipping me about Sarah in Norway. To my delight I got in contact with her and we have been PMing since. It proved very usefull getting to know what medical treamtent she got. Allthough she had to fight for it, she was medicated, while I was not. Knowing it is possible, gives me hope. She had her c-section on Monday. I have not heard from her yet. Will let you know how it went, if she doesn't post. Thanks again. It makes all the difference knowing there is someone to talk to close to home.

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Postby bibliojo » Jan 13, 2006 7:04 pm

Irene, that's fabulous that you and Sarah are chatting! :D Other people's experiences, especially in your own country, are so informative!

Here's a post about Sarah's baby boy being born if you are interested!

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Any one in Northern Canada?

Postby Cin » Feb 27, 2006 7:29 pm

Anyone on these boards in the far North of Canada -- ie. the Yukon, NWt or Nunavut? I'm in Yellowknife, 16 weeks, and wishing someone around here understood.

I'm actually at work today, and having a vacation day from HG! :shock: :lol: I can't believe it, I can eat! FOODMENT: I just ate M &Ms! This is the first time I've eaten anything in a week and a half! Does anyone else have vacay days?
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Postby bibliojo » Feb 27, 2006 8:14 pm

Welcome Cin! :D I think that you are the furthest north Canadian around here!

Congratulations on your "vacation day" but take it easy! It may come back to bite you. :( Although I do hope that this is the beginning of the end for you. Many women do see a lessening of symptoms around 15
weeks or so.

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Postby Gracie » Feb 27, 2006 8:51 pm

Hi Cin,

Nice to see another Canadian around here! How are you finding the medical care for HG in the NWT? I know Iqaluit well but I've never been to Yellowknife...
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Postby Cin » Mar 01, 2006 12:59 am

Hi:

My doc is great and understanding, and we have an ER, so that helps. If I was in one of the outlying communities, I think I'd be doomed. (can you say medevac?)

And you were right, yesterday did bite me today. I couldn't get out of bed all day, retching and nauseous. But 0 vomits, so that's something, and I ate supper. :D

Here's hoping for a better day tomorrow. Anyone else get so damn tired from the nausea, even when you haven't vomited? :cry:
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Postby madcow » Mar 01, 2006 8:00 am

:D hello to you all :D

my name is zoe im 30 i have two boys one is 7(aaron)and my other is 2 in april(liam).i live in chelmsleywood birmingham uk.
i am not a hg mummy but i am a supporter to my sil and bro and i think you are all GREAT...thankyou all for your advice you dont know how much it means to me

:?: are there any more supporters out there :?:
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Postby Atsie » Mar 01, 2006 5:54 pm

Wow Cin, you are really far up there! I was going to type, Good to see another Canadian but it really isn't good to see new members here ( we don't wish this on anyone!)! So I will go with Nice to meet you! :wink:

I hope you have some more 'vacation days'!!!
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Postby Kadinga » Mar 01, 2006 9:01 pm

Hi Cin,

I'm not Canadian, but I wanted to say hi and that I totally get what you're saying about the nausea being exhausting. Exhaustion is my biggest problem these days, as I'm usually only actually vomitting once a week or so now, but too much effort at anything and I'm a mess.

I'm glad that you've found us and I hope that you find the forums a source of support and hope.

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Postby Cin » Mar 03, 2006 2:15 pm

As always, thank you, everyone. This place is the only place anyone understands.

New drugs are working, and am back at work again. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I'm over the hump!

PS. Sorry for the FOODMENT in my first post here; I wasn't totally with the guidelines yet. I'll go tag it now.
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Postby samib » Mar 17, 2006 8:37 pm

Hi there,

My name is Samantha, I'm from Toronto, Canada. I am 34 years old pregnant with my first :lol: Still shocked :shock: that someone can get this sick from being pregnant!

I am on Diclectin three times a day.....it really helps! A great resource in Canada is the NVP Healthline at the Hospital for Sick Children 1-800-436-8477.

Best Regards,

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Postby samib » Mar 17, 2006 8:39 pm

Hi there,

My name is Samantha, I'm from Toronto, Canada. I am 34 years old pregnant with my first :lol: Still shocked :shock: that someone can get this sick from being pregnant!

I am on Diclectin three times a day.....it really helps! A great resource in Canada is the NVP Healthline at the Hospital for Sick Children 1-800-436-8477.

Best Regards,

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Postby Atsie » Mar 17, 2006 8:40 pm

Hi Sam,
Welcome to the boards. I am from Ottawa so not that far from you!
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Postby inkykiwi » Mar 20, 2006 10:14 am

Hi,
Ingrid from NewZealand, currently living in the UK, Midlands to be exact. Had my frist HG pregnancy in NZ, wasn't pretty, and sounds like UK NHS will be nearly as useless as CDHB in NZ.Still that what doesn't kill us... wish these conservative docs would get a little educated and pull finger so we can actually access some meds to help.

Last pregnancy my Mum was going to buy me flowers after I got out of hospital...I ask her to fill my script instead, $48 we coudn't affort and I loved those suppositories more than flowers that's for sure! Not quite as appealling as flowers. Nice to see there are some other kiwis on this forum, I thought I was the only one who suffered in the whole of the country...I obviosuly know too many fluffy bunny's!
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Postby Sunlight » Jan 22, 2007 12:09 pm

Hi everyone im Laura from SE London, originally from Surrey.
Unfortunatly i knew i had HG before my pregnancy because my mum was diagnosed with this when she had me and my brother, what i didnt realise was HOW awful HG is :(
I started at week 6 and spoke to my GP to be prescribed Gaviscon then spoke to my midwife at 8 weeks about how severe my sickness was and all i got was "awwww, it'll get better" I had the very odd fluffy day and HG went at week 14.
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Postby monkeysmum » Aug 28, 2007 3:56 am

hi my name is sarah i have had hg with all three of my children, it lasted the whole pregnancy and stopped about an hour after they were out each time. i am from from Rotorua New Zealand.
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Postby Trudy » Aug 28, 2007 9:24 pm

Hi Sarah,

Welcome and great to have you here. I wish I'd known the DrPhill show was on here but I missed it. Will have to see if I can get a copy.

I've survived HG 3x also but there's no way I could have done it in Rotorua. We had a year there and I never got used the smell.

We recently moved from Rotorua and are now just 40 mins up the road near Te Puke. Actually I am coming down your way tomorrow (Thurs morning) for a hospital appointment.

If you ever want to get together or anything just let me know.
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Postby monkeysmum » Aug 28, 2007 9:39 pm

i would love to meet you trudy i will add you you to my live messenger contacts and chat with you later as i must go get my cherubs from school right now :D
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Postby TrudeNO » Sep 08, 2007 11:58 am

Hello :D

I'm Trude and I live in Bergen, Norway. Found this site a while ago and it's been a great source of information and encouragement through this whole HG ordeal. I'm 26 weeks pg with my first baby, a little boy. My partner is fra Wales, but we're setteling down in Norway (for now at least)
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Postby calliflower » Sep 08, 2007 1:44 pm

Hi, my name's Cal and I live in the UK. I'm mum to Alicia who is 19 months and I'm 5 weeks pregnant with baby no. 2. I had mild HG with Alicia from 6-24 weeks (in hospital for a week at 8 weeks) and am already starting to feel a bit queasy so it looks like it will be another HG pregancy :( . Anyway, hope to chat to you all whenever I can

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