When It Rains, It Pours

And pour it did off and on this weekend! In addition to the dreary weather, I went ahead and managed to severly pull a muscle in my right groin area. Starting Saturday morning I felt a burning pain in my thigh as well as pain in my groin area, under my inscision. It was tolerable, though, until Saturday evening. I stood up and tried to walk to the bathroom and Good Lord — the pain was so unbearable that I screamed out and started crying. Immediately I called the on-call doctor and got a great midwife who took her time listening to me. (Often I find that on-call doctors tend to rush you.) At any rate, I gave her a detailed description of the pain, where it was, that there was no redness or swelling, and that I think I had pulled something getting out of bed the other night. She said that she was pretty sure I pulled a muscle or ligament because it did not sound like a clot or infection. I was told to take my 800 mg. of Iburprofin every 6 hours (it acts as an anti-inflammatory) and to basically put myself on bedrest for the next 24-48 hours.

Yesterday was awful and depressing. I spent the whole day watching crappy TV, catching up on “indulgent” shows like that Duggar show (I still remember thinking it was weird when they were looking at steel buildings for their house when they built it, LOL!), and wedding dress shows, and I even watched “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” at some point. Crap TV that I never watch! (Good thing I didn’t cancel the DirecTV before I had the baby!)

Thank God, I am feeling better this morning. I was able to stand and take some small steps without pain. Even now, I’m 20 minutes away from my next round of pain meds and I have to say that I’m feeling all right. But don’t worry — there is no way I am overdoing it again. All week I am forcing myself to do nothing (which is so freaking hard!), but it’s worth it so that I heal up and don’t go through this again. I’m just glad to be feeling better, slowly but surely!


  1. cady says:

    bed rest is awful, isn’t it?? i hope you’re feeling better! i love those crap tv shows, btw. they’re my guilty pleasures. πŸ™‚

  2. Sara says:

    I hope you are feeling better quickly!

    Have you seen “Say Yes to the Dress”? I’m hooked on that show for some weird reason.

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