Thursday, January 18, 2007

It's Not You...

Well, I'm not doing a good job at sticking to any of my New Year Resolutions, but what's done is done, I'm here now.

I've been missing for so long because I am suffering from severe "morning" sickness. I have to deal with intolerable nausea from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. My OB has prescribed me Phenergan, but because taking a whole pill or even a half a pill knocks me out cold, I'm reduced to taking a quarter of one. (I heard about a drug called Zofran that would not make me drowsy at all, but when I asked, the nurse said he will not prescribe me anything else.) Although taking a quarter of the Phenergan pill does not knock me out, it doesn't really do much for my nausea either. As long as I sit somewhere perfectly still, I can actually enjoy a few minutes of comfort. But the minute I stand up, or even reach for my water bottle, the waves of nausea are back.

I'm miserable.

So please forgive me for not blogging as often as I used to. I still have been checking my email and even getting on Yahoo! IM at least 3 days a week. So it's not like I'm never online, it's just that when you feel sick all of the time; creativity is something of the past. I haven't even been reading blogs because honestly, all of your creativity just pisses me off. Who do you people think you get to be so quirky and fun while I'm so sick and have no one to take care of me?

Well, I do have my husband, and he's trying, but the fact of the matter is; he's not here all day long. And I need him (or someone!) here with me all day. My house is a mess, my laundry has fallen behind, my kids are literally living in their jammies because planning outfits for them is just too much work. And me...well I'm lucky if I get a shower, let alone put on make-up or even brush my hair.

I am going to try to post more regularaly, but if I go missing for days on end...please understand. It's not you, it's me!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. I say call your doctor again, if the meds he prescribed to you aren't working the nurse should not assume he won't give you something else. When is your next appointment? Maybe talk to him then? Oh yeah and I need your yahoo id so I can add you to my friends.

Anonymous said...

(((((((((((((((((JEN)))))))))))))))))
I'm so sorry honey :-( Have you tried peppermints? I don't know why but they helped me get through Alex..he was the worst one. I can't get my yahoo to work and my damn internet is so slow the d/l keeps getting canceled. Email me your phone # so I can call you :-) MISS YOU TO NS!!

Jen said...

I dont see the doc until Feb 8th. I'd call in, but you cant talk to the doctor, only one of the nurses. And yes, I've tried peppermints..I've tried everything! NOTHING WORKS! I'm getting worse too. I'll probably end up breaking down and calling in later this week, although I dont think it will solve anything.

Susie J said...

Found your site from Troll Baby, and I wanted to help you out with your morninig sickness. I've had it 4 times -- and each time, it required a different rememdy. One time, the sea sickness bands helped. (Find at drug store.) Another time, sucking lemons helped - but brush your teeth, as the acid hurts. The best rememdy was red raspberry leaf tea. Not the raspberry zinger -- real red raspberry leaves -- you can get them at a health food store. I would drink 3-4 cups a day. It's awful -- I'm feeling for you. What a great feeling you'll have when you deliver!!!