Friday, October 31, 2014

More Complaining About Pregnancy

Since my blood pressure is 100/60, nobody is worried about pre-eclampsia.  I don't think you can have pre-eclampsia with a blood pressure that low.  Mercifully, nobody suggested a Neti Pot, so I was not required to scream.  (I may have dissolved into tears nonetheless.)

Headaches: hmm, you poor dear, pat pat.  (I do, in fact, practice mindfulness meditation already... but there's a pain threshold of "I can't sit up" where it becomes challenging.)

And... I'm having contractions, a couple dozen a day, which is why I'm miserable and nauseous and in pain.  But the cervix is 'long and closed', as they say, so most likely I'm just in for some deeply unpleasant final months.

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  1. Ugh. That sounds really miserable and rotten.

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  2. Ugh so sorry. Nothing but sympathy and thoughts for you in that case. Chronic pain and the inability to treat it is the worst thing.

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  3. Zenmoo2:15 AM

    That sucks. The end of pregnancy is rubbish even without chronic pain. Actually, pregnancy is just awful full stop. I'm sorry.

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  4. Ah, that sounds awful. Hugs from here.

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  5. Ugh. I'm so sorry. It sounds awful already, and weeks more of this just seem unbearable.

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    1. Laying down for a whole day helped! But I can't do that every day. I'll try to focus on: Vicodin is great stuff, and the baby will probably be fine regardless, since I'm almost 32 weeks and the FFN was negative. So! (Blaaaaah.)

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  6. Vicodin! I'm glad something is helping, and it really would be great if you could lay down all day, every day. As we both know, THAT isn't going to happen. *sigh* Good luck with the last few weeks of teaching. You'll be done mid-December, right? I sure hope so.

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    1. Plus it would get awfully boring to lay down ALL day. I think I have basically four more weeks to teach, and then I can turn in my grades, take a deep breath, and brace for Incoming Baby. :)

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  7. I'm really sorry. It sounds untenable, and yet somehow you keep on...uh...tening it day after day. I hope something nice happens to you today.

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