Since announcing the pregnancy and doing a post about the nursery ideas, I haven’t been around much. At all. Not because I don’t want to, but my body won’t let me blog
I have been suffering from sever pregnancy induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It might not have manifested itself the way it has if I didn’t have the job that I do, Dental Hygienist, where carpal tunnel is already one of the number one reasons hygienists (as well as dentist and assistants) have to give up work (Yeah me!).
My hands are constantly numb, and in pain. I’ve been increasingly suffering for about eight weeks. When I’m not working the pain is slightly less but numbness is permanently there and typing/being on the computer is the last thing I want, or can do, unfortunately. This post alone, is taking me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to type out with my two ring fingers which don’t hurt as much. I am saving every single fiber of energy and pain control I have to make it through a few more weeks of work. I originally planned on working until the first week of June, two weeks before my expected due date, but I don’t think I’ll make it, work can be excruciating. I don’t wish this upon anyone! It is infuriating. I have seen my OB, massage therapy and an occupational therapist. The OT offered the most help. Her exercises, splints and use of kinesio tape has helped slightly but even being the tough chick I consider myself to be, I don’t know if it’s enough to make it seven more weeks of work. We shall see!
I’ve still been taking pictures of progress in the nursery/projects/house stuff/crafts (almost all of which hubby has done due to my hands) and will post as soon as I’m able to! Come June, this should be on the mend after baby girl has arrived and I’ll have nothing to do but blog while hubby is working (Ha. Ha. Ha.)
I try and keep up with everyone else’s blogs (just not commenting as much) which makes me want to get back into it even more but reading still allows me feel connected to all my favorites