Saturday, October 22, 2011
I had to go to the doctor today. My stomach has been hurting a bit for the last few days and when I did my monthly waist measurement, it was up an inch!! I have been working soooo hard! I thought I was doing great, so I was a little shocked. I was calling to schedule my appt and the receptionist asked what the problem was, after I explained, she put me on hold and then asked if I could come in right away. That was a little freaky. I was kind of thinking like next week or something. So I called my husband and he came home to watch the kids.
By the time I got in to see the doctor I was going over everything that could be wrong and finally decided that pregnancy would be a welcome outcome at that point.
My blood pressure and heart rate were both up quite a bit, so I asked her to recheck them both. She did and they were both still high. She said it may be because I was nervous about coming in to the doctor.
After about an hour of reviewing my eating and exercising habits and some poking and prodding, she said that I pulled a stomach muscle. I was shocked! I wasn't sure whether I waas happy or sad. She told me to lay of the abdominal ST for a couple of weeks but I could keep up everything else. (After 3 c-sections, my stomach is the area that has always given me the most grief, so I was enjoying watching it go down.)
She said that the muscle could be swelling slightly which would explain the inch gain. She also asked if I did my measurement first thing in the morning like my weight. After thinking about it, I realized that I did it after breakfast so that may have accounted for part of the problem.
By this evening it was hurting a bit worse. I had to undo my big pants, which was kind of sad and my 4yr old asked why it looked like there was a baby in my belly again. [UGH!]
I hope the doctor is right and this goes away soon.
In the mean time, as long as it doesn;t hurt too much (and I can fit in my clothes!) I'll keep up my cardio and upper and lower body ST because I know that everything helps in the long run.