Monday, August 18, 2008


Still in a lot of pain daily and nightly from sciatica (or pelvic girdle pain) and backache. Hot packs are constantly in and out of the microwave. Seeing a new chiropractor tomorrow to get some help. Couldn't make it yesterday, Reuben's been sick with a virus which is accompanied by no fever, just an awful lot of throw ups and diarrhea and it's difficult to know what to do.

Yet too many times I've almost fallen over as my left leg has caved in and I'm longing for that wheelchair again. Pain has me tears at times. Many of you have so kindly written with your own sciatica experiences and thanks for your advice. It amazes me how many billions off women have gone through pregnancy and yet how difficult it really is on our bodies. And then there's the endless heartburn and morning sickness which hits me first thing unless I get my juice down sharpish upon wakening (thanks Jason, morning juice man.). I've been getting uncomfortable pressure on my liver too, apparently the closest organ to where our babies like to nestle in, right under the ribs and sometimes if I'm feeling pain there, it at least diverts attention away from my pelvis or back.


Kristi said...

Ugh... so sorry to hear the Reuben is sick... yucky. And also so sorry to hear that you are still suffering. I hope that you get some relief, somehow (before the baby comes in November). It is amazing what our bodies go through, isn't it?
Hang in there... and kudos to the morning juice man for taking good care of your morning tummy!
Sending you sciatica-free wishes,

Eva Nichole said...

Sorry you are in so much pain and Reuben is sick at the same time I hope you were able to get into the doctor.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Crystal and Eva

hannah m said...

Oh, dear! Mama's not feeling well, either! I am so sorry to hear you're in pain and hope you're feeling well soon.