I'm posting tonight, because I don't know what tomorrow will bring.. and if I'll get a chance to get on here.
I'm 28+ weeks pregnant w/ the girls; have to travel 2x per week now to UCSF for monitoring, ultrasounds and dr. appointments. The girls are doing well - they estimate they are both almost 2 1/2 pounds - which is great weight for twins.
My pain is still sky high. I can no longer hand-write anything, because I cannot grip anything due to my carpal tunnel. The back pain is unbelievable. And on and on I could go! Being on bedrest does nothing but add to the pain issues, too. I'm surviving, though, just barely :)
Getting ready - on many levels - for school to start for the boys. I teach three of them at home (6th, 9th and 10th) and am trying to get on top of all of the curriculum. My 10th grader will be taking a couple of classes at the Jr. College here, so trying to get him registered for that and so forth. I used to teach them all but, due to my health issues, the younger three were in school last year (and, again, this year).
That's about all that's going on this week. Pretty much the same old stuff! I can't believe it's already August 1st... thank goodness! The time cannot go fast enough for me now.
Praying that all of you are doing the best possible.... and look forward to reading all of your updates, too. Take good care --Tina
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.
MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)