Appendicitis :P

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-14-2008
Appendicitis :P
6
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 10:59pm

So the day before yesterday I'd had a tummy ache for most of the day.

Lilypie First Birthday tickers
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-04-2003
In reply to: jenk256
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 8:19am
Oh goodness you poor thing. I had a co-worker who went through that a few months ago and it was terrible. I wish you a very speedy recovery.

Photobucket

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2006
In reply to: jenk256
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 8:41am

Oh my gosh, Jen - what an ordeal! I'm glad you went to the hospital and ended up getting your appendix out. Funny how something so painful could help Alexa though - that's great news.

Hope you recover quickly!





Powered by CGISpy.com







I love the sig offers at SMFB







Powered by CGISpy.com

<
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-14-2008
In reply to: jenk256
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 9:48am
You know I was giving this a lot of thought last night. I know we are so prone to looking for meaning I things, and it was bothering me so much that I could find no meaning in the struggles I went through with Alexa at the beginning of her life. For a brief recap she was 14 days late, we went through 9 days of induction, and I still needed a c-section. Then we had problems breastfeeding from the beginning and so I've been pumping for a long time already (along with all the attempts at breastfeeding). But when I was in the hospital, I was given the option of a bunch of diagnostic tests that the doctor didn't think would help too much (ultrasound and ct), and given the option of going home to wait and see what happens. I had this sense of inevitability because it was reminding me of the process with Alexa where we tried everything and in the end nothing worked and we has the surgery. Also before the c-section i was pretty terrified of surgery and not convinced I would heal well. And if breastfeeding was going really well I may have been more hesitant to introduce formula and remove her only source of food. But because of how things went I was more open to getting the surgery that it turned out I really needed. Oh and before all the problems with her I was also incredibly reluctant to ask for help and may not have even woke DH when I was so sick, never mind going to the ER. I may be grasping at straws here, but it really does feel like all of these experiences were leading up to this one event to let me get the help I needed. Before this I was really struggling with my mood and feeling betrayed by God because it seemed like not only were my prayers not being answered, but I was getting the opposite of everything I was praying for. I was eve vettig a little afraid to pray because I might get more bad things. But now it feels like it was all leading up to this one thing I really needed. Nit may be the codeine talking, but I feel an amazing amount of relief now that I can see a purpose for the experiences that I've had.
Lilypie First Birthday tickers
Lilypie First Birthday tickers
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2008
In reply to: jenk256
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 10:55pm

I just saw this now! You poor poor thing....I am glad they figured it out and you are doing better, but sucks that you had go through two surgeries in such a short time.

Feel better soon!









Powered by CGISpy.com



Daisypath Anniversary tickers

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2008
In reply to: jenk256
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 11:39pm

Oh my goodness Jen! I'm so glad to hear you are okay!! Hope you're feeling better!!


(((HUGS)))


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-11-2010
In reply to: jenk256
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 12:58pm

Jen--I'm so sorry you are having to go through this, but I agree with you that everything happens for a reason. Thank god you went to the hospital when you did and everything got cleared up!

One thing you could try if you wanted to continue nursing is to pump for a little while and then BF. The first milk that comes out is the foremilk, so if the problem is getting too much foremilk, pumping out a few ounces before letting her feed might solve the problem. Just a suggestion if you wanted to keep some straight BFing sessions.

I know you will work it out either way, though. (((HUGS)))

KUP Mommy!

Silly Expecting Siggy

Photobucket
pregnancy due date

Photobucket