Tuesday, March 4, 2008

So Sick

This past Saturday I was so ill. On Friday, I taught my 1st graders full time and then volunteered to help the PTA carry tables and baskets for their fundraiser after school. Big mistake, my back was already killing me before I started helping and was so bad afterwards. (Apparently this is a common problem so I looked stuff up about it, their suggestions "stay off of your feet" o.k. let me tell that to my 1st graders) LOL. Anyway the PTA had over 70 baskets that needed to be carried to various parts of the school! When I got home I cleaned our living room and dining room and I mean cleaned. I washed all the tables and everything on all of the tables (dusting isn't clean enough for me), washed the woodwork, dust moped the floors, vacuumed the rugs and washed the floors on my hands and knees. Looking back on it, I was pretty crazy. I was so tired.

I woke up the next morning with a migrane which I didn't want to take anything for. For some reason, I couldn't hold anything down all day, even water. I didn't want to call the doctor because I hate bothering doctors, but by 11pm I broke down. My OB told me to take tylenol and if I didn't get better in 2 hours to go to the ER. I didn't want to take the medicine, but my Mom forced me too so I could at least get some sleep. I took it and promptly threw it all up about 20 minutes later. I was determined not to go to the ER though. I had digested enough of the tylenol for my headache to go away so at least I could get some sleep.

I think I learned a lesson... a sad one. I guess I'm going to have to accept that pregnancy has limitations. I can't do what I used to do any more. It's difficult though because I have such a driven personality. I'm one of those people that is not satisfied with myself unless I done more than was on my to-do-list. Everyone tells me to do less, but that's easier said than done. Its like I have to fight against my personality. I just want to remain as active and normal as possible for the rest of my pregnancy. I guess I have to allow myself to have to have a break without feeling bad.


  1. You may have limitations now, yet through it all remember that your body is doing the most amazing work it has ever done.

  2. thats true! i didn't think about it that way.