Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ouch!

Somehow I did something terrible to my back!! I woke up on Sunday morning with a sore neck. I thought I must have slept wrong on it. So, I went through the day in pain. That night, I didn't sleep too good, but I don't sleep too well these days with being pregnant. Anyway, I was thinking it would be better by Monday morning. Not so much! Actually, Monday it was worse! The pain had moved into my upper back, and shoulder. Now it was becoming bothersome, and hurt more. So, another day of misery...but I figured I should head into the chiropractor. I was hoping that going to bed a bit early last night, and not doing too much would help. No so much~ again! This morning my pain was the worst, and it actually traveled down my arm and into my hand. My arm and hand feel numb~ with pain. So, I made the appointment, and my friend Lisa was kind to watch Caleb and Madelyn. I received treatment, got ice on it, and the Dr. adjusted my back. I didn't know my neck could crack like that! It did relieve some of the pains for about 30 minutes, but I am back in terrible pain. The Dr. said I have a pinched nerve for sure, and the sounds of my symptoms he suggests that I have a bulging disk. OUCH! He can't know FOR SURE, because I would need a cat scan or an MRI to know for sure. Since I am pregnant, that isn't an option. He said normally when this happens, a medical Dr. can prescribe a strong steroid or medication to reduce swelling and inflammation. Well, being pregnant, I can't take any of those. So, he said he will do his best to take care of me. He said he can't do as much (with being pregnant) but he will do what he can. I told him I should take precedence over the baby~because I am carrying him/her. I was kidding....

Anyway, he suggested that I come in again tomorrow morning, and get adjusted again with more treatments. He also said I should talk to my medical Dr. That is the tough thing, though. November 1 we switched insurances because of Terry's work. I will be going to my original Dr. now, but I haven't actually had an appointment with him. Since I don't have the insurance cards yet, I really can't make an appointment. So, I think I need to sit and wait...and be in pain for a bit. I am hoping these chiropractic appointments and therapy will work. I just hope I can sleep better tonight. I really wish my toe was broken instead. Back/neck/shoulder/sciatic pain is THE WORST~ and it is magnified while pregnant. GRRR....~

7 comments:

Eryn at HomeSchooledYear.com said...

Sarah, you don't have to wait just because you don't have your insurance cards. I'm sure you're getting just barely enough sleep as it is, without the added pain.

In our office, if I had a mama that needed in but was switching insurances, I would call the insurance company and have them fax me a copy of the account records. They can do this easy-peasy.

I hope you get to feeling better, does the hospital you will be delivering at have a masseuse that works with pregnant mamas? Many of them do, we even have one out here in our very rural hospitals. Many birth centers have them and you can go get a 1/2 hour massage for cheap/free. It's worth a call!

Alicia said...

Sarah I had this same exact thing just a couple weeks ago!And I dont like to really take any meds for it either with being pg. My neck, shoulder area killed me! I could barely sleep because it was so painful. I think mine went on for nearly a week or more. I have been putting cold on my neck, it helps take the acid out of the muscle which is causing the pain. I will be praying for you! I know it hurts!! Hope you will start feeling better soon!

I'm Losing It! said...

I'm going to add you to my prayer list. It's no fun being in pain AND pregnant! You need to rest as much as possible and get yourself better. Molly and I didn't go to SA's last night either. This cold I have was really making me feel tired and I didn't think I could even stay awake to drive all the way there.

jpandtheboys said...

Sarah I am so sorry. I hope that you get yours cards soon and healing comes quickly. I will be praying for you.

Alicia said...

How are you Sarah?? Feeling any better?? Hugs my dear friend!!!

Thanks for the info on the boppy vs. mybrestfriend!

TopazTook said...

Ow. I hope you are feeling better.

byoc said...

Ouch - I heard from Lisa about your back. I sure hope you are feeling better. I finally got internet - check out the picture of Lisa at age 12 or 13. My nephew fuond it for me. Miss all of you lots.