The ouch factor

Yesterday was a bad, bad day. I did a number on my back by walking to much. (I.e 15 minutes from the bustop to work, 10 minutes x2 from the bus stop into the hospital and around the hospital) I am to avoid walking more then a minute or two at all cost. It threw my lower back into a mad spasm attack. So then I had SI inflamation and burning as well as active muscle spasms all day and night. I was mess. I went to bed at 9pm cause I was exausted from the pain. It scares me so much but it seem’s manageable if I limit my motion, so that is what I have to do for the next 9-11 weeks, stay put. Luckily it seems I can do my job easily cause I don’t have to move much, and I replaced my office chair with an exercise ball which helps. My physio agree’s with me that the level of relief the ‘safe’ drugs will offer is not even worth it for the stress and anxiety they will cause me (i.e Evan dying the day after I started my Tylenol 3 regime). We both know that the only relief I get is from Anti-Inflamatory drugs and they are not safe in pregnancy. So ice and rest it is.

I am relieved to know that as soon as Miss Evangeline is on the outside I can start a heavy regime of Naproxen and it’s fine for her in terms of breastmilk. That relieves alot of the anxiety cause ice and Naproxen is what helped clear it up fast after I had Evan. This injury seem’s to 99% behave itself when I am not pregnant. It’s all because I have hyper extended joint already (yes my arms and legs are crazy weird) so throw in some Relaxin and we have joints that wobble all over the place, allowing my SI joint to go in and out of alignment at will. Woot. NOT!

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on November 13, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. oooouuuch!
    I have hyperflexible joints too – and I am already getting tons of pelvic pain at 20 weeks! Didn’t happen the first time, i guess everything was a bit tighter then. I am trying to manage it. Maybe you can try a chiropractor after delivery?
    My chiro told me to ice one place and heat pad another (like neck and upper back)- it confuses the brain and shuts down the nerve reception – might be worth a try? (Maybe hip side and butt?) better than needing pain killer before she comes.
    till then, take it easy!

    • Yup that is what I am trying to do. I HATE feeling limited, I am a busy body and there is so much I want to get done. I even attempted a shopping mall trip with my mom last Saturday (it sucked cause of pain) haha I just hate feeling stuck. Anyhow, I started to have some pubic discomfort at 20 weeks too, but that was nothing, it’s the hip/SI that is really killer and that only happened around 25-26 weeks, (last time it only happend at 35 weeks) so let’s hope you get a few more weeks without serious pain. haha. The things we do for our kids. They are worth every ache though.

  2. augh! 😦 i’m sorry you’re in so much pain already! I hope the last trimester goes quickly for you!!!

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