Domestic Bliss Report

Motherhood is hard work. If we don't stick together, we'll all fall apart.

Monday, May 14, 2007

And the winner is...

According to our GP, it's costochondritis. Yes, he'd looked at all of the results from the hospital.

I can take acetominophen and rest. Yay. I'll be doing that.

And thank you again, all, for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers. It's quite overwhelming to have people I don't even know praying for me; my husband insists that's the way the Body of Christ is supposed to work.
It's still humbling. Thank you.


At 11:14 AM, Blogger Rich Leonardi said...

Re: the Body of Christ ...

Think not only of what it means to love but what it means to be loved. I have a lot of experience with that. Since the news that I have cancer again, I have heard from thousands and thousands of people and I have been the subject of untold prayers. I’m telling you right now: You’re young [and you feel] bullet-proof and invincible. [But] never underestimate the power of other people’s love and prayer. They have incredible power. It’s as if I've been carried on the shoulders of an entire army. And they had made me weightless.

-- Tony Snow, Commencement Speech at the Catholic University of America

At 4:21 AM, Anonymous Kheldar said...

Glad you're home, Heather.

Seems odd that heparin would have helped alleviate the symptoms, unless the GP thinks it was a coincidental lessening of pain.

Were you planning on getting a second opinion?

At 7:13 AM, Anonymous CMick said...

I've had costochondritis for years. Can you take ibuprofin while pregnant? That relieves all symptoms pretty quickly.

I know it hurts. It feels like a heart attack.

My GP called it a skinny-person disease!

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Heather said...

I've been told I can take ibuprofen until somewhere in the third trimester; that whole bleeding issue for delivery is the concern. Tylenol and rest seem to have done the trick.

A heart attack is exactly what I feared, so I'm quite relieved that it's something so (relatively) simple. Despite being young and healthy, my thought is there's a reason they have defibrullators in high school gyms.

I think I can attribute this episode to toting around 35-40 pounds of uncooperative preschooler under my left arm the day before while his big sister checked out books from the library.

Thank you for the kind thoughts and input, too.

At 9:12 AM, Anonymous CMick said...

Keep resting. And try to avoid picking up anything over 20 lbs (including little people).

I've found that when it flares up, hot packs can also be helpful.

I can only imagine how scary this must have been. I've never been pregnant, so my attacks don't impact anyone but me.

Prayers that you have no more incidents!


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