In 3 weeks from today, at a maximum, we’ll be a family of 6; my C-section is scheduled for the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 29th. THAT is crazy. We’re getting really excited, and starting to panic a bit too. In the meantime, I am suffering from a severe form of cankles. You might recall the swelling in my feet/ankles/legs when I was 39wks pregnant with Fin…well, this is even worse. Behold, my cankles (btw, the “belly button” on my ankle is actually a fingerprint to demonstrate the extreme nature of my pitting edema):
I can’t even believe that is attached to my leg (firmly, I might add). I have been working weird hours in the ER, and had a several night stretch of the 11pm-8am shift (and another stretch of that coming up). That pretty much guaranteed I was on my feet for WAY too many hours between the daytime, when I was home with the kids, and the nights when I was rushing from 1 patient to another in the ER.
Speaking of the ER, I came across the best chief complaint I have yet to hear: “vibrator lodged in place (you know the place), stuck in the “on” position!” So no matter what your problems are, just know there’s always someone out there who has it worse, like the girl who has to waddle into the ER for help, red-faced, while everyone nearby wonders what that buzzing sound is.