Monday I went to my primary care doc for severe rib pain. It is likely that at minimum I bruised my rib or dislocated it from the coughing...Ryleigh moving around and kicking at it doesn't help much tho. I am to continue to take my reflux medications even though they don't appear to be helping much with the cough. I have an appointment tomorrow to see a physical therapist to see if they can help me with the rib pain since I can't take steroids, and lidocaine won't work because of the location of my pain.... They also did a cholesterol recheck...my levels are slightly elevated since my last one, but that was to be expected since the first time they drew them...I hadn't been able to keep much down at all.....so I am to go back in 3-6 months after delivery to see if further treatment is needed. At the appointment I was very sick, and it took me several hours before I was able to keep any food down....but that seems to be my cycle....sick in the morning....not too bad as the day goes on.
Today I had my appointment with my OB. I am measuring right where I am supposed to be, between 31-32 weeks (currently I am 31 weeks, 2 days). I have lost weight since I was last there, but not more than a pound, so they are not concerned. I haven't gotten sick today, which is a good thing. I mentioned my rib pain, and the OB had no more suggestions for me...but let me know that things are probably not gonna get much better....which I figured as much. I have been on: Flovent, Zyrtec, Zantac, Priloec, and albuterol all for this cough, along with cough drops which only make me sick, and cough syrup which does nothing but make me nauseated... so I guess I just get to cough til this little one decides to make her grand appearance. Her heartbeat was 142, and she is not head down as of yet, which I think has changed since the appointment, since she is now kicking me in the ribs...yet again...I continue on with my every two week appointments and if something else shows up, or pops up, I am to call them...
As of today...I am done with my BSN. I should have my final grade by the end of this week...(should be an A-) and my total GPA should be just below a 4.0....Now I gotta find something else to do with my time....I don't do well if I have nothing to do. (I am planning on getting my certification, which should keep me busy for a day or two...)(and I gotta figure out if I am getting a family nurse practitioner specializing in mental health, or a mental health nurse practitioner....I am thinking the later)
Work has been stressful these past two days and I cannot wait for the weekend....a full 3 day weekend, and neither DH or I have to work.....it will be AMAZING... although I have a feeling I will be looking for things to do....lol