House For Six

Painfully [Good] Timing

Deme Crinion2 Comments
Let's just be honest.  Being sick sucks.  Being pregnant and sick sucks more.  Being pregnant and sick with a hernia that threatens to re-open every time you sneeze sucks a lot more.  I know #crybaby

My little buddy Jack and I have had some sort of respiratory "thing" since Sunday that's had us hacking and using up all the kleenex in the house.  We got some medicine yesterday and finally feel like we're on the up turn.

But let's back up to that darn hernia. Funny thing...

A few days before I got sick, the site where the hernia was stitched/repaired was really bothering me.  I got up from the couch and felt something actually tear or rip or something.  Fortunately, the kids were in bed so they missed the slew of expletives that followed.

I had an appointment with my OB a couple days later that confirmed I do have a "minor re-occurrence" and you can feel where the area has opened back up.  Dang it.

But here's the funny part - since then, the hernia hasn't bothered me nearly as much as it did before.  It's almost as if the rip/tear/whatever relieved some of that stretching and pulling.  Before that, to cough or sneeze was torture and I can't even imagine how awful these past five days with continuous coughing/sneezing/general hacking would have been. 

I don't think it will stay that way for the remainder of the the discomfort returned this evening for a visit, but I can truly say I'm thankful that it tore when it did.  My OB said there's a chance it will heal on it's own after giving birth (I have a large mesh in place and right now the opening is fairly small).  If not, they will go in and repair it again.

So, that's where I've been this week.  Trying to rest....sipping tea....

And thankful for the strangest things, like my abs that refuse to stay together at the right time.....and less strange but still rare things, like a rockstar husband who has been picking up ALL the slack.....

He even managed to get the doors off, rods down, and trim up in the front hall closet. 
The contents of which are still in various piles around the living room.  So, hopefully next week I'll be able to finish my end of this little project.  In the meantime, we're hoping at least the kids are well enough to go beg for candy from the neighbors and that the potential SNOW flurries (whaaaaa?!?!) stay away.  If the weather is not cooperating, we're going to have to come up with a plan B.  Ideas for trick-or-treating indoors anyone??

What are your plans for this Halloween/All Saints/All Souls weekend?  Do you dress up or let the kids have all the fun? This is our first Halloween in the Midwest and it took this west coast girl awhile to figure out what the heck "Beggar's Night" was....and how it's on different days in different towns.  Steep learning curve here ;)

Thanks so much for reading! We would love to hang out!
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