Monday, October 21, 2013

No Running. Now what?

Hello friends and Happy Monday!! I must share with you my awful experience on Thursday night. Well, it actually all began on Thursday during the day. I started feeling some discomfort on the right side of my abdominal. I figured that the pain stemmed from running or perhaps from lifting weights, but it turned out to be something totally different.

As the day passed, the pain grew more, but it was tolerable. Then, as the night time approached, I began feeling a pain on the right side of my lower back. It felt as if someone was stabbing me in the back. It was horrible! As I started tossing and turning, hubby woke up frantically as I was practically yelping like a dog. He turned over to me and asked if I was ok. "I think I'm ok," I responded. In a very concerned tone he suggested that I "time" the pain on my back. "This cannot be a contraction," I abruptly answered. There was absolutely no way I was going to have the baby that night. "I'm not even 37 weeks yet," I thought.

As I began to panic, I Googled "abdominal pain and back pain in third trimester." The phrase yielded the most random results: "Braxton-Hicks contractions," "sciatica pain," "round ligament pain," etc. It could have been any one of those things, but "what do I do?" I thought. I did nothing! I laid in bed with stabbing pains in my back and a radiating pain on my belly.

The next morning I went to the doctor and the nurse told me that the pains were quite normal. "You just need some adjustments dear," she said.  Quite normal? Adjustments? "What the hell is she talking about!? This CANNOT be normal!" It turned out that the baby was laying on the right side of my body and evidently it was compressing a nerve on my back. OUCH!! It's the most dreadful pain I've felt. I immediately went home and called my chiropractor Jodie.

The next day, Jodie fixed me right up!!

After an hour massage and some body adjustments, I felt better. She also put some KT tape on my back.

Needless to say, hubs and I are complete amateurs at this whole pregnancy stuff. I'm feeling better today. I even did the elliptical for 45 minutes. My body is saying "no" to running though =(. This belly just keeps on getting bigger and heavier as I approach the 9 month mark.

How was your weekend?
Despite my painful weekend, I
am grateful for all the gifts I
received for Baby Myles!!

Christmas came early! =)
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  1. I was holding my breath reading this post! Thank goodness it was something simple. I had similar pains with my first baby at 25 wks, and it turned out to be appendicitis which was near bursting and required emergency surgery! Glad you got all fixed up with massage/adjustment and KT tape :)

    1. Thank you so much! My mother-in-law says that labor pains are somewhat similar to appendicitis pains. Do you agree?

  2. Wow, that is certainly frightening, and I was so happy to hear you're doing alright. AND, you made it a long way while running, so I suppose your running shoes will be just fine without you for a bit. ;) It will make the running reunion just that much sweeter.

    Take care!

    1. That's a good way of looking at it ;) Thanks!