Oh my gosh, y’all! It’s SNOWING! I LOVE SNOW!
Too many caps? Sorry… I really do love snow. I grew up in Florida and Alabama so snow is still a real novelty in my book. I want to take a photo but I forgot my camera today, which is actually surprising because anytime we have “weather” I tote it around hoping for some glorious photo-op. Must be the lingering news reporter in me or something.
As I posted last night, the headaches are not uveitis related. I’m tremendously relieved. The tricky thing about having chronic uveitis is that any time you have a headache that hangs around and has light sensitivity you have to see a doctor. If you don’t and it is a flare very bad things happen. For example:
I had no idea what uveitis was when I had my first flare so I ignored the headache and light sensitivity for WAAAAY too long. Then I went to a doc-in-a-box who diagnosed a sinus infection and prescribed antibiotics. Two days later my vision had decreased so much that I could not drive. Off to the ER I went where the eye doctor on call said I had conjunctivitis in both eyes and sent me home with medication for that.
Two days after that my vision was even worse, the pain was unreal and I was seeing insane floaters, flashes of light and wild things that made me wonder if the mushrooms I ate the night before were really normal mushrooms. By the time I finally got in front of a retina specialist my uveitis was so severe that both irises had swollen completely and adhered to the lens of my eye making it impossible for my pupil to expand and contract. I had so many floaters because of all the inflammatory cells in my eyes floating around in the vitreous fluid. It took well over 3 months to recover from that flare and a solid month until my vision started to recover.
Sooo, that is the long way of saying that these pregnancy headaches are going to be tricky for me since I have this crazy eye disease. Now I know, though, that uveitis and pregnancy headaches are very similar and I can hopefully freak out a little less!
Now that I know the headache is not eye-related I felt comfortable finally breaking out Summer Sanders’ prenantal workout video (damn her perky pregnant booty) and completed the “express” first trimester workout this morning. Good grief you guys, I was hot, sweaty and winded by the end of it. I can’t believe how much my endurance has tanked after
12 13 weeks of just sitting around. But I toughed it out and after 37 minutes I felt BETTER and the headache had disappeared. It was amazing! I had almost a full hour of headache relief… and then it came back. But an hour of relief was delightful. I plan to do it again tomorrow morning and then use my hour of relief to do some laundry since I pulled my last pair of undies out of the
I’m still terrified to do these. I started at 6 weeks with my last pregnancy and, well, we all know how long that lasted. 😦 I look back at the 7 week photo now and KNOW that I’m looking at a dead baby in my belly. Dreadful memories. That said, things are changing in my body and I really want to document them. Like so many other infertiles, this is going to be our only child unless my ovaries miraculously decide to start working so I WANT to be able to remember everything. With that in mind, I might take a photo tomorrow. Maybe. If I feel brave. And maybe if I can find the Chicken on the doppler.
What are y’alls takes on belly photos? Especially after infertility and loss? Did you do them? Do you know people who did them? How did you handle the “what if” anxiety?