Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Life at home

Life at home has been very good.  I am still trying to figure out routines and how to be a mommy.  Again, mom was home with me for the first few days and she helped a lot. 

I did have to go to the doctor myself a week after he was born.  I pushed too hard while I was in labor and inflammed the nerves around my C1 in my neck.  It is called C1 neuralgia.  Talk about painful.  The doc said it usually happens when you have a car wreck and your chin hits your chest.  Well, my chin hit my chest many times while I pushed. 

I couldn't move my neck and I was in constant pain.  I cried and cried and couldn't even look down at D while I was breastfeeding!  I was in so much pain.  The pain in the neck caused severe headaches as well.  I was miserable.  There wasn't much I could take because I was breastfeeding but Dr. H gave me Valium (the lowest harmful dose of a muscle relaxer) and told me to keep take ibuprofen.  I took over 100 ibuprofen in 10 days.  YES, 100 in 10 days.  I was told to feed D and then take a Valium to help the pain and try to wait as long as I could before I fed him again.

It has been a struggle.  It hurts to lay down and by the end of the day it is so strained I can't move my neck.  It HAS gotten better, thank goodness.  I still take my ibuprofen and Valium to help (if not it would really start hurting).  So we are going on week three with a really painful neck.  NOT FUN.

I mean, everything in the vay jay jay area is just fine!  It is all the secondary issues that have caused problems!!!!

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