Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Still Alive

Thanks to all those who've been checking up on me.  Nothing much has changed around here -- still at my parents' (I seem to experience a backslide in health (not on purpose) every time I try to move back to my own home), still on the pump (back at my elevated level of meds after a disastrous experience trying to wean off last week prompted by my DA (dumb a**) insurance company), still crazy after all these years.

My days are pretty similar from one day to the next: eat oatmeal, drink water, read the paper, eat pears (diced or mashed; did you know pears have tons of fiber and can be used instead of prunes for relieving constipation?), check my work email, drink water, take The Boy and myself on a 30-minute walk, eat a handful of mini-pretzels, read book/magazine, drink more water, play online Sudoku/jigsaw puzzles, have JD make me a cuppa tea, nap, feel sick, realize I haven't eaten for 90 minutes and that's why I'm sick, eat a piece of raisin toast, drink more water, do another online puzzle while listening to a C-SPAN podcast, eat dinner with family, watch the Caps or 24, eat Jello, sleep.  Pooping is an event worthy of cheers and fistbumps.  This is sad.  I am hopeful that I will be able to do some short stints (a couple hours at a time) back at work next week.

Overall though, I'm doing much better now than I was a few weeks ago.  I'm at 14 weeks today and we're going to try weaning me off the pump again in about a week and a half.  I'm hopeful that that will go better than last week, but am pretty Zen about it.  If I have to stay on the pump, so be it.

Now Playing on WJEN: "Entering Bootytown" from the Music & Lyrics soundtrack.

10 comments:

Bean said...

So glad to hear from you. Sorry you're still needing the pump, but glad to hear you are better than before. Thinking of you often.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Yay for 14 weeks! But I'm so sorry that it's touch-and-go with the nausea/vomiting.

'Murgdan' said...

Glad to hear things are slightly better...can't wait to hear you ate a REAL meal (and pooped afterwards). Hoping things get back to 'somewhat normal' soon now that you're leaving behind that first trimester.....

Amy said...

Glad to hear you're still there and handing on!

~Jess said...

Yippee! for 14 weeks! I was just getting ready to send you an email today to see how you were holding up :-) Hang in there! I'm thinking about you.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Wow, 14 weeks!! I'm glad to hear from you and hope, hope, hope you can start enjoying this pregnancy soon!

Calliope said...

wooooo! for an update! and Wooooo! for 14 weeks!

when can you come out and play?? I want to get together!

AmandaMqn said...

I hope the pooping and nausea get better but yay for 14 weeks!

Me said...

Glad to know that you and the pregnancy are doing ok. Sad to hear that it is still so rough for you. ((HUGS))

kimbosue said...

YAY for 14 weeks! Hope you can dump the pump soon...and have a real dump too...

XOXOXO