Friday, December 10, 2010

Going Home!

I am getting discharged today! I cannot wait to cuddle with my husband, take a shower, and sleep in my own bed.

We have a plan. I have pain meds and muscle relaxers. I am going to seek chiropractic care and massage therapy and work on weaning me off the heavy duty stuff over the next couple of weeks so Cricket isn't a druggie. I get to keep the muscle relaxer as needed.

Overall, I am sooooooo much better. I am walking on my own, albeit VERY slowly, and only short distances. Is the pain gone? Nope. I don't, at this point, expect it to up and disappear. Much like Spike, we have to break it so it then becomes manageable on an as-needed basis.

I am terrified of the stairs at home right now, but we will sort it out. I am terrified I am going to be miserable the rest of my pregnancy. I am terrified that when I go back to work Tuesday (my Monday) I won't be able to sit in those chairs all day, and that moving around will not ease the pain.

I have to power through, and do what I can do make my back handle the changes Cricket is bringing to my body. I will let you know how it goes.

But for now, I am just so excited to go home to my husband.
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  1. Yay for going home!! I hope you can figure out a pain management plan that works. This debilitating pain thing sucks monkey balls.

  2. Maybe you can take administrative leave or something later down the road. I only get through the day now by laying down twice for 2 hours a piece, lol. Silly back! Glad you're going home!

  3. I am so glad you're going home!!! Just take everything else one day at a time sweetie. Rest up this weekend.

  4. I'm so glad to hear you're going home! Can you set up camp downstairs for a while so you don't have to do the stairs? Or is that not possible?

    Will bringing something to sit on at work help out at all with having to sit?

  5. Im so glad you are going home and hope you get some much needed relief from the pain...Being in pain exp the kind that doesnt just come and go is the worst:(

  6. Brilliant news about going home chickadee!!


  7. I'm so glad that by now you are probably resting in the comfort of familiar surroundings! I hope the plan does well for you. Did they give you an indication of what kind of back issues you have? As in, skeletal, muscular or neurological? Be gentle and kind to yourself. :)


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