Archive for August, 2011


I’ve decided to choreograph a dance piece called Way Too Pregnant Woman Gets Off the Couch.  A former dancer and current fan of  So You Think You Can Dance, I’ve decided it is the only performance I could ever do better than Melanie. Next up: Too Pregnant Woman Gets Out of the Bath Tub.

I’ve reached a point of ridiculousness, where everyone I run into seems surprised to see me, AGAIN. The neighborhood coffee girl, my office mates…I’m even kind of surprised that my legs continue to get me around. But they have managed to deliver me to the office and four doctors appointments this week.

And, the news is all encouraging:

  • My pain Doc and my OB/GYN actually talked to each other! On the phone! I didn’t know actual communication in the medical field was allowed. This means that my pain management for the C-section and recovery will be planned and in my chart, so as not to surprise anyone on delivery day.
  • My Ped is prepping the chart for the baby’s observation, meaning an unsuspecting Doc on rounds won’t throw my kid into child protection for weird blood levels.
  • And, the lactation consultant has approved my plan to nurse, based on a recent study published by the Journal of Ob/Gyn that found doses of Vicodin as small as mine to be perfectly safe.

I guess the lesson of the week is that preparation is your chronic pain friend, even if it means lots of time in waiting rooms, with people staring at you  – like you might just deliver right there. 18 days left, and yes, I AM going to make it.

The Littlest Rabbit

Just another weblog

National Pain Report

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You


Today is Better Than Yesterday

These Next 6 Months

It's all about perspective...

The New Melissa

Finding the new "normal" and creating a new life with migraine disease

Tissue Tales

My journey, navigating through life with a Connective Tissue Disorder.

'The Contra-Connoisseur’s Guide to Wine, Beer, Spirits And Other Stuff The World Got Right'.

Living Life As I See Fit

Because There is More To Me Than Just Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fibromyalgia

The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

Pain In The Mom

...trying to keep sane while in chronic pelvic pain

Graceful Agony

Living your best life in spite of having chronic illness and pain


Health, Fitness, Experience, and Adventure

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

Not From Around Here

Adventures as a Stranger in a Strange Land

Tea Time with Mandy

Only in Canada? Pity.