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Blood Work is Back

Last Thursday I got a call from Dr. Sellers with my lab results. He
told us that all the blood work came back negative except that my
MTHFR enzymes (everyone has 2 and both of mine) were abnormal. All of
this is so over my head and I really don't know what to think... He
said that this puts me at a higher risk for blood clots, heart disease
and stroke. He asked me to come back in and give more blood so they
could check my homocysteine levels. He said if my levels are normal
I will probably be put on some supplements and if they came back high
I will have to see a specialist. Hearing this news really put a rage
of emotions through my body. I didn't understand why this wasn't seen
in the blood work that I had when I was pregnant.... If we had of
known Mamie might have been here with us right now. I don't know
really what I wanted to hear. We kept ourselves busy this weekend
working on Mamie's garden. I just got a call saying that my
homocysteine levels were normal. I guess that is a good thing?? I
really don't know...

- Sarah


  1. I'm so sorry Sarah, I know that this must bring up a whole new realm of emotions. I'll give you a call this afternoon when I'm leaving work. Love you!

  2. I have abnormal MTHFR levels too. They discovered them after our loss and now with this pregnancy I take B6/B12, a baby aspirin, and extra folic acid on top of my regular prenatal. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about it all. I know it's such mixed feelings to be happy that it's something you can "fix" in the future, but that it's something that seems like it should have been caught. I'm thinking about you on this day, and of course thinking of you're beautiful Mamie!

  3. Sarah, I just want you to know that you remain in my prayers daily. I think about you and Mamie very often!! I love you!

    Julie McKinney Scarborough

  4. I read this today and wanted to share it with you! It was written for me shortly after my gorgeous boy went to be with Jesus.

    Joshua's Prayer
    Now I lay me down to sleep,

    My soul dear lord you chose to keep.

    I did die, I did not wake,

    for I wait with you at heavens gate.

    What those who love me could not see,

    were you and your angels holding me.

    For this world none of us were made,

    and I'm so special that I didn't have to stay.

    Jesus, being here with you is grand,

    help my mommy and daddy to understand.

    Help them see this from our view,

    and keep them always loving you.

    For if they love you with all their heart,

    then one day we won't be apart.

    Encourage them to tell of my birth in a story,

    that will always give you and your father the glory.

    Then calm their fears and dry their eyes,

    and assure them I'll see them in paradise

  5. It is never a good feeling to know something is "wrong" with you. I will be praying for you. (((hugs)))


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