14 July 2014

Pregnancy And Surgery Update - Week 11

I do apologise for all the radio silence on the blog for the past few weeks. This pregnancy has hit me harder than I thought and has left me unable to do a lot of things. Team that with the fact that my husband has been in hospital all week having surgery and can now barely walk, you can imagine how hard we have been finding it at the moment. 

Although I do still have the constant nauseous feelings and often throw up on a morning, my Hyperemesis Gravidarum does seem to have settled a little meaning that I can now eat and drink a little better which in turn makes me feel better. Happy Days...

The boys are loving getting used to the fact that there will soon be 5 of us and Thomas keeps asking if we can make sure that the baby is a girl that he just has to call, Jo Jo. I guess Jo Jo is better than Betty which he preferred before. 

My sister, who is also pregnant and due the day before me, has got a foetal Doppler and so I had a go at it and got a lovely 158BPM reading. It was so nice to finally hear my little bump and on the 23rd July I have my scan so I will finally get to see our baby for the first time too.  

As I said above, my husband has been in hospital having surgery so a lot of the past week, the boys have spent time at my parents whilst I was in hospital visiting. He was having Microdiscectomy surgery to remove parts of 2 discs which were bulging into his nerves and causing pain. 
Although this is a common procedure which is usually over in 1 hour and a 1/2, my husbands didn't go exactly to plan and he had a dural tear which is basically a spinal fluid leak and the operation took 3 hours to finish. This tear happens in around 2% of these surgeries and means that post-operatively my husband was asked to lay flat, without movement at all, for 24 hours to allow the leak to seal. This also meant that he then had to spend an extra night in hospital due to this. 
Now he is finally home and resting. For the next 6 weeks he isn't allowed to bend, sit or do much at all apart from lying down and standing up and rattling due to all the tablets he has been placed on.

This is about as much as I can update you at the moment and hopefully this week I will be back to fullish health and start writing again...

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're able to eat a little something now. I'm off the meds (its been a week now!) and still suffering the nausea but feeling a lot better. Hope it eases more for you too x x

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  2. hope everything gets sorted out and u are all feeling right as rain again.
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  3. Hi Michaela its sad to hear about you husband and you had a hard time last week. Hope everything is great and you are doing better. Good luck waiting to hear from you this week

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