Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What the Heck?!?!?

I spent yesterday in bed with... no, not a cold. With hemorrhoids. How fun. I will spare you the gory details, but I required a day off my, well, butt to allow for the swelling to go down. Haven't had hemorrhoids? Oh, well, sorry about your luck. It seems that some people have backaches in the second trimester. I get hemorrhoids.

Today looked much brighter, with the swelling mostly gone and the ability to sit restored. Then I had breakfast. Perhaps I can blame my new prenatal supplement - I threw up. Then I had breakfast and another vitamin. Then I threw up.

Oh, I am a real joy.

All I can say is that I am glad it is cold season. When I phone in sick, I let me voice be a little more creaky than normal and the guy on the other end says "ooo, you sound sick." And I don't have to explain the mechanics of trying to elevate your butt while negotiating a 24 week tummy. Or explain that the puking is not normal, yet also not really worrisome.

I bet you wanted to know all that, didn't you??

So, anyways, for fellow sufferers, you must get one of these. It is less obvious than the rubber donut and works just as well (if not better).

And while my husband was at the store, he got one of these.

And I like 'em both.


Treggles said...

Thanks for sharing. ;o)

Aussie Kate said...

Oh you poor thing :( How uncomfortable you must be. I hope you are doing better real soon.

Rosepetal said...

Glad the H's are going down... and hope you kept your lunch and dinner in :)

kate said...

Yeah, been there done that and *OUCH*. I had no idea what the phrase 'pain in the ass' REALLY meant.

And i am glad you are back with the blogging, sorry i didn't check sooner! But i took you at your word LOL

whatthef*ck said...

oooh. i had the rubber donut during my first pregnancy. yours is much nicer. i was encouraged to try hot baths with witch hazel. it turned out that i didn't have hemerrhoids (sp?) after all. it's a pretty funny story but way too long to type. in the end, a geezer doctor examined me and pronounced "your rectum is in pristine condition." turned out to be hideous mega-colon spasms brought on by over-hydrating and screwing up my electrolyte balance. the things we do for love. hang in there darlin'. hope your rectum feels better soon.

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