Re: My Turn To Whine
Insomnia tonight..argh. Thanks for all the kind words. Let's see, don't know if it's a boy or girl yet. Couldn't tell at the ultrasound.
Daized - Thanks for reminding me about the donut. I will get one. I worked the last time up to about seven months in a desk job so I can imagine how tough it was for you.
Ed - I have mentioned here and there about the pregnancy but I don't talk about it much because I figure not to many people here can relate. And it was a few weeks ago that I posted my story. No question is ever too personal for me. Pregnancy strangely enough can be a lot like fibro. Everything aches, you get really tired, you have digestive problems, headaches and get stressed easily. The hardest part this time has been not having medication. I'm looking forward to getting back my codeine and flexaril. With the first one I had never been on pain meds for fibro so that wasn't a factor. It was my job stress that wound up making me go on leave early last time too, not fibro. They wanted me to work 50 hours a week and I couldn't so I was sort of forced to go early. My lupus is a bigger threat to the baby, fibro is none, but lupus is in remission so I'm safe.
I'm not sure about delivery and fibro. I seem to be hearing more about a correlation but I think it may have more to do with the epidural, which has become more common these days, than the birth. Daized had a c-section and I had vaginal delivery but we both got sick after. I also had other physical traumas that added to my problem.
The hardest part post delivery was dealing with fibro arms and shoulders while hefting a 10 pound baby all day long. I wasn't prepared for that. Plus nobody told me I could breast feed lying down initially. That would've helped quite a bit. The lack of sleep caring for a newborn is tough on the fibro too. But the second time around I know better what I'm in for and can prepare. I've been working on my upper arm strength for a year now in preparation.
So far motherhood is the only job I've found that I can adapt to with fibro.
Well I'm long winded when I can't sleep aren't I! I'm gonna go lie down and try again.