Thursday, February 28, 2013

Feeling Like Myself

Wow!  For the first time in over a month I feel like myself.  It took forever for me to drift to sleep last night, but when I awoke there was NO back pain!  Hallelujah!  It must have something to do with the cortisone shot.  After doing some Google investigating, I found that many people seek relief from back pain with the use of cortisone injections.  I will definitely bring this up next week at both of my appointments (for GTT and check up).

The only downfall to cortisone is that it leaves you feeling all dried out.  I did crawl out of bed with a headache from needing something to drink.  I went ahead and took some Tylenol and have been chugging juice and water all morning long.  Once we get in the car to head to Biloxi I will cut back so we're not stopping every 30 minutes.

Because my throat hurt so much on Tuesday afternoon along with yesterday, it has been difficult to eat.  Instead of gaining weight this week, I've actually lost a pound dropping me to 154 lbs.  I'm sure it can't hurt me since my weight gain has been extremely steady at 2 lbs each week for well over the past two months.  I know it's all for Ellie, but I hope that the weight gain tapers off as we draw near to the end of pregnancy.  At the rate of gaining 2 lbs every week that would top me off at 178 lbs weighing MORE than both my Dad and Brandon.  Eeeeek!  Whether or not I pass the GTT next week, I will continue to be mindful of my sweets.  That's really the only thing I can control at this point because I've cut way back on fast food, only eating it two days a week (on Wednesday while at work and after church on Sunday).

It's only 8:30 am here and I've already gotten showered, unloaded the dishwasher, loaded it again, cleaned the bathroom floor, vacuumed the house (something I haven't been able to do in over a month), and washed/dried/put away 4 loads of laundry and am still going.  I still have this overwhelming urge to keep cleaning, but I don't want to wear myself out before we get in the car.  I most likely won't be able to nap in the car with Brandon's phone going off constantly and having to help him to respond to emails.

Thank you God for giving me this energy today.  I forgot what it was like to wake up well rested and not in pain.  Even if this is the only day I feel this way, I am grateful to remember how it feels to not hurt.


  1. Good to hear that you have some energy back. Take it easy and don't hurt yourself.

  2. Hope you have a wonderful trip! We still need to get together soon!


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