"Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we'll write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time." --Napoleon Bonaparte, on his way into exile.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Minor (VERY minor) complications

I ended up going to "triage" -- not the ER, just a special area at the hospital's Family Birth Center -- Saturday afternoon, after coming home from cropping with a wicked headache that Tylenol-every-4-hours overnight couldn't crack. It was painful enough to keep me up all night, calling the on-call doctor at 2:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The doctor's office was worried about Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (and I can Capitalize that, because they gave me an offical flyer on it), but I knew it was just a sinus/migraine headache that needed something more powerful than the children's -- yes, children's -- Tylenol I had been taking all night.

I keep forgetting my last pregnancy was nearly 5 years ago; things must have changed because at that time, when I had a severe head cold at 9 months, I was told to take nothing stronger than children's Sudafed, and only at night, so that I could sleep.

I walked away from triage Saturday with a prescription for Tylenol 3 (yup, the one with codeine), which I never did fill and the instruction that I could take Sudafed -- regular ole adult-strength Sudafed -- on top of the regular Tylenol they'd given me at the hospital.

I apparently still have my hangup from 5 years ago about taking anything too strong while pregnant, although I did take Extra Strength Tylenol before I went to bed Saturday night, which FINALLY kicked my sinus/migraine -- or perhaps just the moving on of a cold front did it...slept like a log, which I sorely needed after being up all night, in pain, Friday night.

I'm working on my first-ever Circle Journal at 2peas; it took FOREVER for me to get anything from the woman who started it, but luckily her package finally arrived (on Saturday, of course) and I've been working on three back-logged CJs little by little while Tess anaesthetitizes herself with Land Before Time videos.

At least she's moved on from Disney Princesses. I find it pretty cool that she's into dinosaurs now (and snakes, and mice). Still won't wear anything but pink & purple, though.'s a fun quiz I found over at Dribble and Scribble.

So true.

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  • At 10:25 AM, Blogger sUsAn said…

    Sorry to hear about your headache! Like you I was surprised when I was pregnant and told I could take Extra Strength Tylenol when I had a migraine (I usually take Imitrex which was a no no when pregnant). Hope you are feeling better now! Best wishes for your labor and delivery and all that fun stuff! :)


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