Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Things I thought I knew and things I had no clue about...

When I found out I was pregnant I knew things were going to be different. I was going to put on weight (sigh -something not new - but in "new" places for me), I was going to be tired, I was going craving things to eat, - and then if all went well, I would have a healthy baby. All those things came true.

But what I didn't know is that I would get carpal tunnel during my pregnancy - so bad, I had to wear braces. After the baby arrived, I'd get wrist tendonitis (still have it 8.5 months later, 3 Dr visits, wrists guards at night, and 2 rounds of cortisone shots.) I also didn't know that I get eczema bad - like when I was a kid, all over my hands and legs -  and contact dermatitis on my fingers - from washing, washing, and washing my hands. These are 'sexy' (NOT) things I didn't know about....

So off to the skin Dr tomorrow - baby in tow....It's all worth it. Just saying "I had no clue!"


  1. Wow, that's no good! Who would have known about the carpal tunnel. Be really careful with cortisone shots. The steroid deteriorates the joints. Have you thought about acupuncture?

    Hope you are doing well!