just read my friend kelly's post & had already been thinking about this one for quite some time. but for kelly, who felt her root canal story was "whining," think again.
it's been a while since i've been pregnant. over 3 years to be exact. so i had forgotten/blocked out a lot. don't get me wrong, we were elated to find out we are having another & just praying this kid is healthy. but i feel that a lot of that pressure is on me since i'm the one cooking the wee lad/lassie. so i stay away from caffeine, overexerting myself, blah blah. but here is a pet peeve.
from the last two posts you can see i was somewhat under the weather a couple of weeks ago, on top of finishing my first trimester. i had a major sinus infection (but what felt more like the ebola virus, i imagine) which literally attacked me from all sides.
so there was vomiting, sneezing, diarrhea, fever, body aches and a headache that literally felt at one point that someone had been hitting me with a hammer during my sleep. and what could i turn to for some aid amidst all of this pain?
i might as well have been taking two m&m's for all the good that it did me. and so that is my pet peeve during pregnancy. and conversations from 3 years ago started to come back, the veil was lifted, and i recall dialing the nurse's line at my doctor's office & things going something like this:
lynsey: hi, i'm pregnant and have a migraine that hasn't gone away in 3 days. i can barely function. what can i take for it?
nurse: take two tylenol.
l: hi, my sciatic nerve is killing me and i can barely walk. what can i take for the pain?
n: have you tried tylenol?
l: hi, my liver is now failing due to all of the tylenol i have taken over the past 9 months. how do i get that treated?
n: hmmmm... well i heard there is now an extended release tylenol. you might want to go in that direction.
so yes, this is an overdramatization. but seriously, last week when i got sick i kept that little bottle next to my bedside hoping and praying that someone, somewhere, had figured out a way to not only make it safe for pregnant women, but also effective for pregnant women. too much to ask? apparently so.
and ben comes down with my exact illness a couple of days later. i glared at our countertop full of nyquil, dayquil, decongestants & ibuprofen. he was back on his feet in a mere 24 hours while i am still to this day sniffling the effects of a sinus infection away.
so there you go kel, your whine posting has been knocked down a peg by my pessimistic attitude and non-stop ramblings about an ineffective over-the-counter medication.
looking forward to the next 6 months.