Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nothing Doing

Well, I've gotten sidelined from finishing Snow Belles with my first pregnancy complication. After two and a half days of persistent back pain, I called my ob office yesterday. As it could have been any number of difficulties, my ob instructed me to go to the family birth place at the hospital. My mother picked me up from work and off we went. I knew there was nothing wrong with the baby as I've felt her move more than ever the last few days. But there was something wrong with me and I was all kinds of freaked out. After arriving at the hospital, I was the only patient at the birth place so I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The ob at the hospital diagnosed me with a bulging disc in my back. It is very painful and there is not much help for it besides wearing a support garment for the duration of my pregnancy to help stabilize my back and uterus. I was given an abdominal binder at the hospital, but since it is not designed specifically for maternity use, the ob advised me to get a maternity belt which I ordered last night.

I almost wish I had a kidney infection then I could take antibiotics and be done. With this bulging disc, the support belt really isn't so bad. I find it very comfy actually. I feel like all my insides are compressed in a good way and being held together around the baby. Like a big hug around my waist, lol. But, even with the support belt there is still some pain. Nothing as terrible as I was experiencing, but uncomfortable nonetheless. Last night I was feeling much better and had my first good nights sleep in almost a week.

I am at work today, but have off tomorrow and look forward to getting some rest after my visit with the dentist.


Vickie said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear of your problem. I have that too in my lower back for many years now. I hate to tell you, it causes me much pain. I have prayed for you. I pray your pain is gone after you give birth.

Rhona said...

Hope things get better for you! take it easy and enjoy the rest...while you can!

cucki said...

Oh dear! I am so sorry to hear of your problem. I hope you feel better soon ..
Sending you lots of love and hugs xx

Nicola said...

Bless you, but it will all be worth it when your see your baby. My DIL is fit to burst, only a few more weeks to go now.