Lower Pain...then, BAM it shoots up!

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   Posted 7/12/2011 3:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. So, for a while, my pain was a bit lower. It wasn't really low, but at the point where I wasn't thinking about it 100% of the time. I have been resting a lot lately b/c I'm pregnant...so...my husband and I are away on vacation. We're at the beach. Thanking God that we're here, because I've definitely been a bit down lately.

Yesterday I did a lot more than I have been doing lately and, bam...the pain hit me. Ugh. I have my wheelchair with me, so today I'll use it. I'm in bed now resting. It's frustrating. I was kind of thinking that maybe it would stay lower.

There is no rhyme or reason to my back pain. I think that it wasn't as bad because I have basically been doing nothing at all for weeks.

Thanks for letting me vent!



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   Posted 7/12/2011 4:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Flower....
I see you are up late, as am I... it's been a long night.
First, congrats on your pregnancy.... but I am sorry you are feeling so miserable - especially dealing w/ the pain issues.
The truth of the matter is that you have so many new hormones and stuff circulating through your body (which loosen ligaments, etc etc).... and your body is working HARD to grow a life!  And - especially if you've been more active lately - a pain increase makes sense.
But it doesn't make it ANY less frustrating, I know.  It can be really, really discouraging.... I know.  Vent all you want and let others help you through.  I AM glad you are at the beach and are able to get away.
I'm going somewhere w/ my boys tomorrow.... and - given where my pain is at and my heart issues - it looks like I'm going to have to use my wheelchair, too... and I'm very frustrated.  I've gotten over the "stigma" issue of it.... it just is hard to be at a point where I need it.  So, I do understand.
Many hugs, my friend.  Again, vent away!  And - mom's orders! - take it easy, ok?  smilewinkgrin   --Tina

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   Posted 7/12/2011 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
     Monrnig Flower123!
          Prego eh? wink ..... Gongrat's!
            You know I suffer the same with lower back pain....will do fine for a while, and then all the sudden it's down hill for a while. I even see it change during certian activities during the day. It can be very frustrating! gggrrr! GRRRR! mad
      I kinda of wonder though if the pregnancy has an effect on the amount of pain you are suffering? Possible maybe?
       ..glad your at the beach enjoying yourself as much as possible, ...just hope it's not too hot there. We had 111 degrease a couple of days ago...and that is Blistering HOT! confused
        Take care, and again Congrat's!
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   Posted 7/12/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations! That is exciting that you are expecting! I am happy for you and your husband. As Tina said, take it easy. Your body is going through changes and some hard work to create your little one, and you need to care for yourself as much as possible.

I am going through increased pain too, after some days of hope for less. We are all here to help. Enjoy the beach, relax, do what you like to do! Enjoy the time with your husband too. We mothers will help you if you need it!

Hugs to you and congratulations again!
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   Posted 7/12/2011 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulation on being pregnant. that is wonderful...I agree with everyone else stating that hormones and growing a like puts a strain on your body.

Take it easy and pamper yourself

I will pray for you.....hang in there

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   Posted 7/13/2011 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Flower Congratulations on your pregnancy. I'm so happy for you and your husband. Pregnancy can make a difference with all the hormones and your body changing to grow that little one. I'm not surprised that your pain is elevated. You rest and pamper yourself. It's great that you're at the beach relaxing and spending time with hubby,

hugs to you. again congrats


ps I'll be praying for you too.
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   Posted 7/15/2011 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much. I read all of the replies, and was crying while reading them. It means so much to me to have this support. I was up last night every hour in pain, etc. and it was a tough night, but my spirits are lifted now, so thank you all so very much:)

Massive amount of hugs,


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   Posted 7/16/2011 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you are having a better night tonight.... I hate to hear your pain is so high - especially when you need your rest!  Are you able to rest during the day?  I hope so. 
Are you home from vacation?  How are your pain levels?
I hope you are taking care of yourself... and remember to just take it easy.  Ahhhh, I can remember how miserable I was last year at this same time.  I was swollen, on bedrest (or in the hospital) and my pain was sky high.  Didn't think I was going to make it through! 
Hang in there, my friend.  Many thoughts and prayers.... and we are all pulling for you here... I hope you know that!  --Tina

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   Posted 7/17/2011 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Tina:) I'm home. Pain levels are high, but I've been resting a lot during the day.

I still don't know how you did it with twins! Oh my goodness. I'm having such a tough time with one, lol. But, I'm getting more excited about things, and less scared. I will have another scan in about two weeks, and then I will be in 2nd trimester, so hopefully things will ease up a bit.

Did you have nausea the whole time, or just 1st tri.?

How are you feeling?

Thank you so much for caring...you're wonderful!

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   Posted 7/17/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you are home and resting, Flower.  That's the best thing you can do....
The next scan will give you more and more reassurance and that "scared" feeling will become less - I promise.  It WILL always remain to some extent (and really doesn't leave once you become a parent! haha).  But you'll feel more reassured when you see your little one squirming about.  Especially when you start feeling (s)he move - it will be amazing.
Re: nausea - there's just no way to predict.  The nausea can be HORRIBLE...especially w/ your first - when you aren't used to those hormones in your body.  Many times - nausea will decrease after the first trimester.... you'll feel good to great during 2nd trimester... let's pray it goes that way for you! 
I've had everything from nausea for just 1st trimester - to hyperemesis (meaning EXTREME vomiting, dehydration, ER visits, etc) w/ the girls.  Oh, I don't even want to think about it - yuck! 
You'll get there - I promise.  Just hang in there... rest as much as possible.... and please let us know how the next scan goes.  I can't wait for you to see your little one! 
(Oh, and I'm hanging in here.  Good days/bad days - just normal stuff for me!  Thanks for asking!).  Many hugs - Tina

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   Posted 7/17/2011 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   


         Hi Flower, how did you enjoy the beach? did you take some nice walks? where were you exactly?

          It must have been nice just to get away with your hubby and also to change your frame of mind.

        Gosh i hope that everythings calms down for you. It must not be easy to be pregnant and have

        chronic pain. I pray that you will have some better days very soon. Are you working as well or at

    home? I hope you don't have to work, then you can just look after you.  I remember with my two

     pregnancies that the nausea was gone as soon as i hit the three months. Thanks goodness, cause

     i sure hated that as well as having to call in sick all the time and often at the last minute.

   I bet you are excited to get that ultrasound done. I hope they get some great pics for you.


  Hope you are having a nice afternoon. Hugs


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   Posted 7/20/2011 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Tina for the encouragement. I sure hope I feel better during second trimester. I didn't realize that you had hyperemesis . I have read that it's so, so hard to deal with to say the least. Thank you again for your support:)

Hi Suzane. I had a great time at the beach. We went to the boardwalk and I had my wheelchair. Hubby pushed me around. Was so nice to get out of the house and see people. I'll be going back to work in September, but will only work if I am completely able...meaning if I feel that I can't handle it, I'll let my doctors know and will get signed out. I'm hoping I'll feel great by then, lol.

Thanks again:)


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