Friday, September 05, 2008

Pain...Psalm 48:6

OK, so it is no longer a boring pregnancy! I spent 3 hours in the hospital this morning getting poked, prodded, monitored, and scanned. By noon, baby and I were proclaimed "probably just fine."

Pain. If the pain had occurred at any time other than during pregnancy, or any place other than my abdomen, I would have just tried to ignore it for a few days. When asked to rate my pain on a scale of 1-10, I told the nurse that it wasn't quite the severity, but the unusualness given the fact that I'm pregnant and had no idea what was causing the pain. The Man insisted on getting a wheelchair to take me to the OB department in the hospital, but he allowed me to shuffle out on my own two feet.

My OB said she thinks the pain is caused by the fibroid she found lurking in my uterus during my first ultrasound. Up until now, it hasn't caused any problems. The ultrasound (No! I didn't ask and they didn't tell...we still don't know if it is a boy or a girl!) and blood work didn't indicate any problem with the baby, placenta, or my appendix, and The Man told them not to bother looking for my gall bladder that was removed over 5 years ago :) even though my doctor wanted them to look at that also.

So, there you have it! I'm still in pain, and I've developed an old lady walk as I shuffle around the house. As long as it doesn't get any worse, I'll just deal with it for the next seven weeks since everything else seems to be completely fine and normal.

4 comments:

Rachael said...

Hope you feel better soon. A degenerating fibroid can be really painful during pregnancy, so maybe that's it. 7 more weeks, huh?

Tina in CT said...

Hope the pain does subside and go away. Maybe you'll be lucky and go earlier than planned too (but not soon though). I'm sure you got special treatment at the hospital so that was good. It's good that your husband was home when this happened.

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

I'll be praying that last few weeks fly by and that you feel great!

Natalie said...

why does everyone always want it to be a surprise what they are having? We want to know!