What happened to your back?
I have some serious back issues and I'm nosey.
PG#1 - 3rd cycle BFP. Team Green. HELLP syndrome @ 34 weeks. Later diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, possible link to HELLP.
PG#2 M/C 3/14 - Surprise BFP 2/13. Beta's doubled every 52 hours from 3w5d-5w5dViable pregnancy scan at 5w5d; 2nd u/s showed 2 days of growth in 7 but a HB of 1203rd u/s on 3/10/14 had no HB and baby had only grown 7 days over 14D&C 3/17/14 - complications - DX Retroflexed uterus, multiple tears to cervix
That sucks. I'm having some similar issues with my core weakening and Mollusk getting heavier and heavier. Waking up with tingling feet sucks.
My L3-4- L5-S1 are herniated and degenerating, some stenosis as well. I was in a bad roll over car accident (passenger). I am waiting it out for a surgery as long as I can. It will end up being a two level fusion and some other stuff and I just can't deal with a 9 month recovery at this point. I have some issues in my neck as well.
Are you taking anything? I was on a ton of meds before TTC. Now I take an anti inflammatory and a muscle relaxant as needed and I see a chiro 1 or 2x a week. It's been helping. I try and get in the pool as much as possible and keep up with the pilates and yoga for my core. It's just hard when I'm already hurting. I'm on ice today and it's not even noon.
Yeah. I think that it's hard to balance taking care of you and taking care of your baby.
I think yours are more chronic than mine! I have about one stint a year that puts me out, but nothing like this. Not at least since about 6 years ago when the wrecks (2 where I was rear-ended and 1 where I was t-boned in a span of 6 months when I was in college. WHAT LUCK?! Needless to say, I sold that car and have not been in an accident since).
I used to see a chiro, but I really hate how they are about making you be in the office ALL THE TIME. I just want to come in, get cracked and go on my way. That helps.
I used to take an anti-inflammatory, but I haven't for a few years. I think that the excess weight that I put on in grad school (when I stopped working out) and then the pregnancy and now 20 lb child doesn't help the issue.
My back pain is in the same area as yours. Primarily in the L-4 and L-5 region. However, we have never discussed surgery, so I am hoping that we'll not have to.
Yoga and pilates are AWESOME for strengthening my core. But I've GOT to lose my weight. I carry it all in my tummy, which pulls on my back. I'm resolved to figure it out, but the one thing that scares me is that I don't want to stop nursing yet. I'm just now enjoying it and DS loathes formula (I've tried supplementing some to see if we could consider a switch, but nope! He spits it even if it is heavily diluted.)
So, for now, it's eating the healthiest that I can and making a plan to strengthen things again.
We gotta take care of ourselves - not only for us, but for our kids. I want to be an active mom and I can tell that David will be high energy. Thankfully (for me) he hasn't figured out how to crawl or cruise yet, but it's only a matter of time.
Is it as scary as you thought it would be? Are you hunched and running after her a lot?
I am managing. I got ice packs that I can strap on to me which helps and I pretty much pen us in and then set myself up and comfortable as possible. My problem is that sitting it incredibly painful. At the point she spends a lot of time pulling up on me and crawling up and around me. I'm dreading the point when she'll be walking and running. At the same time it may be better because carrying her around is killing me. Just the in and out of the crib is a pain. We've had to drop the crib down twice already.
It is scary but not as scary as I thought it would be. I just have to figure out different ways to do things. On bad days I use the stroller in the house, even for moving laundry from room to room. I change her on the floor instead of bringing her to the changing table, I just have to modify things. I just come down to her. I'm on my knees a lot on on the floor, it's easier for me than hunching down.