Friday, July 2, 2010

Why'd You Have to Go and Make Things So Complicated?

So, I went back to work Wednesday night amidst killer cramps off and on.  I came to the conclusion, that maybe I just had gas (I know, I you people wanted to know this...) or something.  You girls know how everything down there can be a little too sensitive at times.  Anyway, I tried to "walk it out," but nothing seemed to be helping.  I worked my shift, went home, had a bowl of cereal, took more ibuprofen and went to bed, praying it would stop so I could sleep as I was supposed to return to work Thursday night.

Enter 12:00pm.  I woke up in pain like I've never felt before.  I decided to try and use the restroom and I was successful, but it still hurt pretty bad.  I laid back down and tossed and turned for about an hour before I couldn't handle the pain any more.  I felt like there had to be something I could do to make it feel better, but there was no position I could be in that alleviated the discomfort.  In the mean time, I was sweating profusely and nauseous and had my head in a bucket and was praying for death.  Eventually, I called Nick at work and he made me call my doctor.  She was next door (at my work) delivering a baby, so I had to wait until about 15 minutes later to find out what she wanted me to do.  (By this time, it was like 3 or 3:15)  She wanted to see me.  SO...I grab my bucket (I hadn't used it, I only threatened to) and the things I'd need for work and met Nick halfway.  He drove, and I was in excruciating pain.

We got there and pretty much got right in.  At one point he said to me, "If it's any consolation, you look miserable, so I don't think anyone thinks you're lying!" lol  Dr. S came in and spent about 15 minutes cleaning out old stuff from up there.  It was a highly pleasant experience, as you can imagine.  I was sweaty and nauseous and my legs started shaking, but when she was done, I felt SOOOO much better.  She gave me a prescription for 12 methergine (which I take 4 times per day!) and some Tylenol #3 along with a note to stay off work until Monday.  She also told me to stay on top of my ibuprofen.  We went over to the hospital to give the note to my boss, who was getting ready to leave when I walked in.  She was obviously not too thrilled, as we are CRAZY short-staffed on nights right now, but she understood.  (Probably, I still looked crazy and shaky and pale, too, so that helped.) 

We headed to walmart to get my scripts filled and got a few things for Asher's birthday while we waited, then headed home and had pizza and birthday cupcakes under the influence of Tylenol #3.  I highly recommend it!  I'm feeling much better now.  Still crampy off and on, but nothing like how I was feeling before seeing Dr.S yesterday.  She said what I was feeling was probably similar to labor, at which point I told her to give me an epidural!  She was SO very nice and sat with me for awhile after she got done to make sure I was doing ok. 

We're just praying for no more complications!  Won't you join me?


Anonymous July 2, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

Oh, honey... One of the "benefits" of the D&C is to avoid that feeling. I am so pissed that you had to go through that. Glad that your OB saw the need to get you to rest, though. And that Nick was so quick to see that you received medical attention.

Hopefully with the rest and drugs, you can at least start feeling better physically.


Jo July 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

That sounds a lot like how I felt during my first miscarriage at home. It's awful, and indescribable unless you've been through it. It DOES feel like I imagine labor will -- and have heard some women who've experiences both say it is. I remember lying in bed and thinking "so THIS is what it feels like." There is no mistaking it for anything but what it is.

I'm so sorry you had to go through that, in addition to the trauma of the D&C. I hope that you continue to feel better (yay for pain meds!) and that the coming weeks bring some sort of healing.

Tons of hugs and bloggy love,

Mrs Bee July 2, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

I am praying for you my lovely!

Sending you all my love too!!


Alex July 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

Oh this sucks! I'm so sorry that you are having to go through all this.