I’m Alive.. Sort of

Hello friends,

As you can see so far this week, I’ve been a slacker. I figured today is a good day to throw an update out there so you all know I’m mostly alive and kicking but my life sucks right now.

So firstly, work has been a shit show, literally. Unfortunately, my boss and her husband were in a car accident last Saturday. He walked away with a few scratches and bruises and she was lifted away with a severely broken leg. So for the last week and a half I’ve been doing not only my job but hers too and for someone who’s in a hospital bed, she’s very demanding. And her husband is worse cause he doesn’t know how to do anything for himself. These are the times when I hate text messaging but I’m the type of person that always answers my texts because what’s the point of my cellphone otherwise?

Meanwhile, I’ve been fighting the mother of all itches. I’ve developed some kind of rash or hives or something on my arms and legs and it’s slowly creeping to the belly. Baby probably doesn’t want me to scratch him or her constantly all day so I asked my midwife to prescribe me something stronger after exhausting all the over the counter creams, lotions, ointments, oatmeal baths and everything else under the sun you can think of that I got off Google. She prescribed me and oral steroid; low dosage. I was all for that until I googled the steroid and then decided I’d rather suffer because the side effects, especially to baby, scare me. I really don’t want to have an alien baby considering how close I am to being done with this whole pregnancy business.

She also put in a dermatolgy consult for me because who better to prescribe me something that won’t harm the body snatcher than a skin doctor. So two days go by and nobody calls me. I call the office and she says the earliest they can get me in is in November. NOVEMBER! I legit told her I’d be dead by then and that’s not acceptable and asked for dermatologists in the area I can spam call that could possibly get me in sooner. She warned me that she wasn’t sure if my insurance would cover it but I’m so desperate at this point I didn’t even care. American health care system is so jacked. Luckily my husband has bomb insurance and the first place I called after explaining my situation and emphasizing how desperate I am for relief, I have an appointment later today that will hopefully cure me at least for the next 7 and a half weeks because apparently the be all end all cure is child birth.

Anyway, there you have it. My blog slacker rant. I probably won’t be posting the rest of this week but I hope to pick it back up next week especially with endangered posts. I have at least two lined up in my mind they just need to be written for when I’m not trying to claw my skin off. I hope you all are having a better week than I am! I’m still going to keep up with all of your blogs even though mine will be gathering a little dust for a bit.

38 thoughts on “I’m Alive.. Sort of

    1. Yeah I’m a little stressed but I’m grinning and bearing it for now, haha. I’m definitely crossing my fingers its an easy fix even if it’s temporary cause you are so right; added discomfort when you’re already uncomfortable is the worse! Thanks, Carla! πŸ™‚

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        1. That’s the thing. I’m not really stressed. I just have a hard time concentrating when all I do is itch and want to scratch, haha.

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    1. Exactly. I’m so grateful for Google and that I don’t just blindly take meds prescribed to me without researching them first. Crossing my fingers for serious relief! Thanks, Cim! ❀

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  1. Oh no, that itchy rash is the worst. I hope the dermatologist can get you something to help. Feel better. Growing humans(body snatchers, hahaha) can be a challenge, it’s worth it though.

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    1. Yeah, apparently its common for women in their first pregnacies. Lucky me right? lol. I hope I get help too and yes, it’s a body snatcher! I dream of the second I have my body back, haha.

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    1. Lol, that’s what it is! Hijacks the body and causes all kinds of symptoms you don’t normally have. Hugs to you Peela love! I hope I get something that helps too! ❀

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  2. Nel, take the steroids, steroids are good for baby’s lungs at a very low dosage, there is no chance of alien baby. The dermat will help you. If he gives a steroid cream or oral steroid, take them.
    Steroid in the last trimester help in baby’s lungs. It helps in surfactant formation. It won’t affect your baby.

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    1. I already cancelled them Shalini. I’d prefer to get a second opinion from the dermatologist before I take anything especially since Medrol is something you have to be weaned off of and that alone doesn’t sit well with me. Plus the OB hasn’t seen my arms in two weeks so she prescribed it off the top of her head. I definitely want to be phyiscally looked at before taking anything. I’m paranoid, I know, lol.

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        1. I have no idea. I’m glad I did my research though before just blindly taking it! When I got in contact with the derm, she was like noooo don’t take that. So my midwife must have been taking a stab in the dark, lol.

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  3. I think you have bosszillas. Good luck. All this stress will flare your immunity. Be calm relax take an off.. My mom says neem oil cold pressed one can help for the itching, if nothing has worked.

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    1. I’ve never heard of bosszillas! Interesting. Thank you. I need the luck for sure! I’m not exactly stressed out it’s just really hard not to itch so I know I’m making it worse but I truly can’t help it. I’ll take your mom’s suggestion into consideration. Maybe bring it up with the derm. Thanks again girlie πŸ™‚

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        1. I see. Well I’ll stop at vitamin shoppe later and see if they have something like that. πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know what the dermat prescribes though and definitely get back to you. Probably on Twitter.

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    1. Thanks Cherylene! I will keep everyone posted! Today definitely seems a lot better and I haven’t even gotten the cream yet so I’m optimistic it can only get better. πŸ™‚

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  4. Ouch…that is no fun! πŸ™ I had a similar rash my 1st pregnancy in my 3rd trimester…at least it sounds like it is from what you’re describing. It was diagnosed as PUPP (don’t ask me what that stands for except for eruption of something in pregnancy, lol) by my ob and it started on my stomach then spread to my arms and thighs. I was given a prescription steroid cream for the patches and told to moisturize as much as possible. It wasn’t fun and didn’t go away until after I had my son. Oatmeal baths helped some. I hope you’ve found out what it is and been given something to help!! Being pregnant can make the strangest things happen to you….I hope you feel better soon! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Oh my goodness! That’s what I keep hearing from mothers who remember their 1st pregnancy. I read it’s a bit common for some of us. Like 20% or something like that. I’m not full blown pupps especially cause mine started out and moved in. Yes, a dermatologist prescribed me some cream cause I didn’t want to take any pills especially Medrol so hopefully it works when I pick it up later today. I’m over taking two showers a day, haha. You aren’t lying, Stephanie! I’ve never been to the doctor for so many randomly occuring symptoms in my life! I can’t wait til at least this part is over with.

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  5. Two things: First god I hope you feel better soon I can’t imagine that much itching and two congratz on the little one, I’m not allowed out much so I didn’t know. Hopefully all will be well when you get to meet your bundle of joy so you can enjoy your family.

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    1. Thank you! So do I! and yes thank you again. I can’t wait til he or she is out of me that’s for sure, haha. I know that’s when the real fun begins but at least I’ll have my body back!

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    1. How did I not think of that! My arms probalby wouldn’t be so scarred if that was the case. I clipped my nails short but that only does so much, lol. I pick up the cream later today so we’ll see! Today hasn’t actually been too bad but I’m attributing it to mind over matter at this point.

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  6. Sweetie, I am just catching up on this and I’m so sorry to hear that you are dealing with all of this. The only thing that comes to mind is witch hazel. Natural and is supposed to help. You have probably tried it, but hey, just in case you haven’t and the derm cream isn’t cutting it. Sending soothing thoughts your way and I hope the job thing calms down, too!

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    1. I should have tried witch hazel. But I ended up getting a steroid lotion and the itching and inflammation on my arms went away in 2 days. So awesome. Job is still hectic but I’m working through it. Thank you for all your soothing thoughts Linda! I truly appreciate it ❀ ❀ ❀

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