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December 9, 2009

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My Handy Secret

For the past two or more weeks I’ve been experiencing what is probably the beginning of carpal tunnel syndrome. I haven’t mentioned it because I wanted it to go away or at least get better. It’s not getting better, it’s getting worse.


Some of you may have noticed that comments from me on your blog have been sparse or non-existent. I’m sorry.
Most days I have to just prioritize the tasks to be done in my life and unfortunately, commenting is coming in at the bottom. I really hope everyone understands.

I have all of these baby shower thank you note’s to write and holiday cards to design and then there’s the everyday tasks like making myself food.
This morning I went to open my thyroid med lid and I couldn’t do it. When I take the milk jug out of the fridge I wonder which day I’ll drop it. I have to open a can of cat food and I want to scream. I went to cut my nails and realized that manicures and pedicures are in my future because to handle the clippers was just too painful (and I am not one to do the mani/pedi thing). I wanted ketchup on something and couldn’t flip the top open.
Really, it sucks.

Please don’t misunderstand me–I am so happy to be pregnant and wouldn’t change a thing for this journey. BUT, it’s getting to the point where it really is starting to get incredibly uncomfortable and no one can prepare you for the toll something like this starts to take on your body.
I have done everything I can this past week to ‘take it easy’ and just chill out. There have been days I haven’t even bothered to leave the house and I’m OK with that, too because this past week the pressure on my pelvic bones and the ligaments is so intense that I don’t want to go out walking.

Typing is painful, but not horrible and blogging and documenting this journey is incredibly important to me. I will try to comment, but if I don’t please know that I’m still out here, reading along, cheering with you, shaking my fist at the universe of unfairness with you and breathing sighs of relief with you. I’m still here, I’m just falling apart a wee bit.

Tomorrow–OB appointment where hopefully my cervix is either the same….or better! I’m hoping for better!
And if anyone knows what I can do for my hands….please enlighten me. The only thing I have read is “it will go away after you give birth”.