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November 03, 2013 | 05:22 PM
I have truly loved this Baby Journey, and I still do, but it is becoming incredibly difficult physcially, thanks to my constant severe back pain. It seems to be getting worse, rather than better.
I have been visiting a physical therapist twice a week and a chiropractor twice a week, but I am really feeling no relief from either. I see my OB this Thursday and I am planning on bringing a list of pains with me. Many times when I go to my appointments, I leave wishing I would have said more than I did. I hope having this list allows me to say all that I want to say!
Here is what I plan to share with my OB on Thursday:
severe pain in the lower back on the left side only
pain and difficulty with walking
the more I walk, the more the pain increases
pain moving legs apart, like to get out of the vehicle
difficulty and pain putting on pants
difficulty and pain climbing stairs
severe pain turning over in bed (this is the worst!)
lower left back pain when I sneeze
knee pain (only in the last couple of days)
difficulty getting started walking, especially after sleep
icing multiple times each day
stretching and exercises as assigned by therapist
wearing back support brace each day
taking elevator at school
Oh goodness! This is a long list of complaints, but I am in such pain that I no longer feel like I am complaining. I just want to get better and for all of this to go away. It has been physically and mentally exhausting. I do not think this is normal pregnancy discomfort. It is painful and I need to fix it!
Has anyone experienced such pain? What did you find out?
Now an updated Q&A Session at 36 weeks!!!
Total weight gain/loss:
I have not been to see my OB for two weeks. It will be almost three weeks by the time I see her on Thursday. This makes me nervous! Anyway, I stay away from my scale at home, so I do not know weight numbers until my appointment on Thursday! Yikes!
Salads have not been sounding appetizing anymore. Carbs, Carbs, Carbs! Ehh
Anything making you queasy or sick:
I miss walking without pain and without a limp!
Best moment this week:
This question makes me realize how many not-so-good moments I have had this week.
I am very emotional lately!! This time, though, I am not sure that it is all pregnancy emotions, but rather emotions that are caused by my physical pain.
I remember one evening this week, I was trying to roll over on the couch and it caused an enormous amount of pain in my lower back. After my sounds of pain came out, I just started to cry. There was another evening this week, I was trying to get dishes out of the dishwasher and this caused tremendous pain in my lower back. I just broke down right there and sat on the kitchen floor by the dishwasher and cried.
I am using a body pillow now, that Ben and I had here at home. It takes me a while to get in and out of bed, thanks to my back. Getting up to use the bathroom has become a very painful process. After I finally get myself out of bed, there is a lot of pain involved in walking (or limping) to the bathroom.
Remember when I complained about my annoying vein last time? I do not even care about that vein anymore. I do not even notice that vein anymore. It is much bigger now, but it is nothing compared to the pain I have been experiencing in my lower back.
I have not felt as much movement lately as I used to. My OB says that after eating something, I should feel ten movements per every two hours. If I get nervous about the movements, I drink a glass of orange juice, as I have read that this will make Baby Jacyn move!
Looking forward to?
Meeting this precious Baby Girl in about a month!!!! I know she will be amazing!!!
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