So, I did a dumb thing. I got tired of waiting for my husband to change out the light fixture in our closet that quit working. I decided to do it myself. It's a pain to try to find clothes in a dark closet. I think part of it is now that I'm pregnant, I have this list of things I want to get done around the house so I don't have to worry about it after the baby gets here. I turned off the breaker to our bedroom, got up on a chair, and went about taking down the light fixture. In the process, I touched a black wire and got a good zap. I felt it go down my arm and I had to sit down for a minute. It totally freaked me out. Of course, I immediately began wondering if I could have hurt my baby. Right at that second, some friends of my husband appeared without calling first. My husband had no idea this had happened because he was in another room. He otherwise would not have let me do that. So I'm in agony while these people are here because I'm dying to get online and start looking up any info on getting shocked while pregnant. I was very distracted. After they left, I tell my husband. He totally blows it off and says not to worry. Well, that wasn't reassuring. He was more upset that I was up on the chair trying to do this. The information I found online wasn't very helpful and scared me more. So, I just had one of the doctors in my OB office paged. He asked me if I had any burns on my skin where I touched the wire, which I don't. He then told me not to worry and that it would take quite a bit of juice to cause a problem. I'm still worried. I'm sure part of it was hormones, but I started crying last night at the thought that I could have hurt or killed my baby. I could never forgive myself. My next OB appt is in 2 weeks and I'll be almost 10 weeks at that point. I'm anxious to hear a heartbeat.
It turns out the closet light was on a different breaker than our bedroom lights. After this happened I heard the air purifier in our room running. It's plugged into the other side of the wall where our closet is. Why didn't I notice this before I got shocked?
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