Wednesday, March 04, 2009

So Sick...

I have been feeling AWFUL lately. I call it the attack of the migraines. For the past 3 weeks, I have had 2 or more migraine headaches per week. All last week and most of this one, I have been in bed by 8pm. It just hurts so badly. I am so sick of being sick. AND, I am extremely jealous and pissed off at the rest of the world who does not have to miss out on life like me. I put a call into the doctor and was told I need to let me body adjust to the new BC that I am on. She said to give it 3 months. I might rip my brain out before then.

In other news, Ben and I met with the Ear, Nose and Throat doc yesterday afternoon. He and I are in agreement that it is time to clip little Benjamin's tongue. Here's a little background information: Ben is tongue-tied. In retrospect, it did affect nursing. It wasn't "detected" as a problem because he had a great latch. But, he would only nurse for about 5 minutes and then stop. The little piece of skin that connects his tongue to the bottom of his mouth is connected too high. This pulls on his tongue and affects his range of motion with it. He can't stick it staight out and it looks like a heart-shape on the tip. He will have to be put under. The doc will place a little sideways cut and then put in a few stitches. I am told that he will be back in my arms before I even sit down to wait =0) I have a feeling this procedure will be harder for me than for him. The mouth will recover very fast and all he should need is a bit of tylenol for the pain.

There is some controversy as to whether to wait to get him clipped until there are actually noticeable speech problems, but the fact that we hope to be in a third-world country when he is that age was the deciding factor.

Kerry and Marisa....please feel free to comment and correct me if I messed up the description. It's great to have speech pathologist friends!!


Garner Gang said...

I feel your pain about being sick and feeling like you are missing life. I have been sick with a cold/flu for the past 6 days now and it just doesn't seem to leave. We were supposed to do fun things this past weekend and Joe and Abby just did them without me! I hope you feel better soon!

Kerry said...

adrienne - how could i not comment - you did a great job explaining it! the mouth heals in 24 hours so he'll be as good as new sooner than you know it. PROMISE! :) way to be brave and take action. you are an awesome mommy!

and for the migraines...I talked to my acupuncture friend today and she said she definitely sees people for headaches..we can talk about that more if you want. i just hope you feel better, SOOOOOON!

love, kfc

Kelli said...

I totally feel you about the migraines! I've been having them a lot more often lately! I have found though that Splenda and most any artificial sweetner gives me migraines. Brandon and I are supposed to be having a great time skiing this week, and I've had a cold and a horrible headache for the last two days. It just makes me want to lay in bed all day! I get really jealous of people who don't have to deal with migraines! Does your BC usually help with them?