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!