Thursday, October 4, 2007

Another reason my child might need therapy

Ok, so I have to give a little back ground before I tell you of the conversation I had with my 6 year old. I am LDS and in our church we usually refer to people in our church as Brother (last name here) or Sister (last name here).

I have Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS). (I know I had no idea what that was until, I was diagnosed by my OBGYN this last June. After 9 years of thinking I was just having Severe IBS and Kidney Stones, we found out that we and 12 other Dr.'s were wrong. (if you would like more info here is a helpful website my doc. gave me to learn about it: http://members.aol.com/fibroworld/mps.htm (I hope that works)

So, I had picked up a 13 inch TV, without thinking about it (I am not suppose to lift thins over 20lbs. It is a Trigger point for a whirl wind of pain. This was Monday night and by 1:00am I was hurting pretty bad. It was weird because sometimes when I have not had the pain for a while, I start thinking was the pain really that bad? Maybe I could have toughed it out. Then Monday night it hit and by 2:00am I was thinking, this is kind of like Labor. You forget what it feels like and then Transition hits and you say "Oh yeah that's how it feels!" My hubby woke up @4:00am when he heard me downstairs and he was able to think clearly and get my medicine. We know if I take the medicine I will be out of it for at least 6 hours and feel very sleepy, especially since I hadn't slept. So we called a wonderful neighbor who is in our church and my 2 youngest boys stayed with her. I am going to call her "Sister Smith" (I don't want to use real last names) So my son came home after having a great day with her and said, I think I am going to call Justin's mom (Justin is his buddy) Mom Smith! I said, No, honey you don't need to call her Mom Smith, she is not your Mom. Just call her Sister Smith! Ok, how confusing is that to a 5 year old?? After I said it my Husband and I laughed. I love when I can find Humor even when it feels like I am having a horrible day. I just have to remember, I am not having a bad Day, I am just having a bad moment. There can still be humor just around the next moment!

5 comments:

zoloftmom said...

thanks for your comments on my blog! i hope you keep coming back for visits. hope you're having an okay day despite not feeling so great. your family is beautiful!

Matchbox Mom said...

Oh my goodness!! I can't believe you have to endure such pain! The epidural is my best friend.
Hopefully things will get better for you. It sounds like you have a great support system.

Tami

Cynthia said...

Laughter will help you through your darkest moments! I wish you all the best and so glad you have taken a moment to post. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Rick said...

Thank you Jennifer for visiting my blog - and for the "LOL" - I live for those.

It sounds like you come from a very artistic family. No, I don't do this full time. But I have another job that I enjoy.

The Lord is good.

Valarie said...

Ha! I, too, am LDS and I have had many conversations with my two oldest (7 and 5) about the whole "Brother/Sister" thing. Hope you are doing well!