Sunday, May 31, 2009

Week 9

Okay, Week 9's question is "What was a moment when you blinked and your whole world changed?" Answer, after my son was born.
My journaling is rather long on this one. Here goes. "Jed was born October 8th, 2004. It had been a long, rough pregnancy, and the delivery was difficult too. When they did the epidural, it was inserted up in stead of down. So I was numb from the chest up. I had natural child birth, and the doctor forgot to numb me locally when she cup my epesiotamy (sp) In the end, I was just glad it was over. I don't remember much of the next three weeks. When they messed up the epidural, they also poked a little too far. This results in spinal headaches afterwards. The pain is worse than migraines. Also, the way the birthing doctor cut me caused me to tear from the other direction later. Daniel, my loving husband, took me to my parents and we stayed there for several weeks. There aren't any pictures, because I was in bed, in pain. The doctors office (I did switch after this!) told me to drink caffine and I'd be fine. Finally, my dad mentioned the pain to a family friend, who is an anesthesiologist. He recognized my symptoms immediately, and scheduled a blood patch to fix the hole in my spinal column. Within an hour of the procedure, the headaches were gone. I will forever be greatful for our friend, Dr. Pryor's help. But I'll never get back my first child's first month. It's like I blinked, and it was gone."

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