My stupid, stupid back.
For 8 years now it's been a source of constant pain and irritation.
And here I am again. Crippled.
I cried at my doctors appointment yesterday. Not because of the pain, but because of the amount of weakness in my leg. I can't even bend my toes or twist my ankle. It's very...discouraging.
This happened before, in July. I got a lovely dose of steroids through an i.v. and then a steroid shot in my back. Together, they worked wonders!
I can't get either of these things while I'm pregnant.
In fact, I can't take anything that will reduce swelling: the number one reason that I'm losing strength and mobility in my leg.
For the first time in 4 pregnancies, I took an ibuprofen. You have to know that this was done heavily, and with much thought and concern. I want my baby to be healthy, but I would love to be able to walk when it's born. I'm in my 2nd trimester, and there isn't a very good chance that one 200 mg ibuprofen will effect the fetus. But still, it was scary.
The worst part is that it didn't help =*( I still have crippling pain. I still can't lift my leg. I don't think I'll do it again, even with permission from my doctor.
If Brett has to start changing my diapers, I'm pulling the plug. Don't they offer euthanasia in Canada?
Miserable in Mesa