The One Where I Look Five Months Pregnant


May 26, 2010 by Marj Hatzell

So I’ve been having these health issues. Nothing serious, really.  Just some discomfort, fatigue, low energy (well, low for ME).  The usual mommy complaints. Achy back (from the car accident?  Maybe.), general malaise.  After a going to a few docs and having blood work and such I was diagnosed with allergies and asthma. And exhaustion.  So I was treated for allergies and asthma.  And I felt better.

But not really.

My cough got better.  I had slightly more energy and I wasn’t wheezing all day. And I felt good.  But I was still exhausted.  And Bugaboo is actually sleeping MUCH better!  He still gets up in the middle of the night for a drink once in a while but generally I’ve been going to bed between nine and nine-thirty and sleeping until six or six-thirty.  That’s a decent amount of sleep y’all.

But then the new thing came.  Ahem.  Irregularity.  My diet had been crappy (no pun intended) so I straightened that out. But I was still bloated and felt blah.  So I tried my favorite little “diet and cleanse” to, you know, clean me out?  Except it didn’t really work that well. I was bloated.  More bloated.  My stomach was really distended. I blamed it on eating cookie dough a few days back. And it got worse.  And worse.  SO bad that I literally could not button my pants over my stomach.

Then I took a pregnancy test.  Negative.  Whew (disclaimer:  Having a baby is the ultimate blessing, unless you are already overwhelmed with a severely autistic child, in which case it is still a blessing but I’m preferring to be NOT PREGNANT AT THE MOMENT)!

Then I put in another call to my physician.  A list of questions followed.  Bloated? Check.  Constipation?  Sigh. Check.  Weight Gain?  Check.  Not pregnant?  Nope. Check.   Lower back pain most of the month. Uh, yeah?  Painful heavy cycles?  What?  Yeah…why?  “Well, it sounds like endometriosis.”


So guess who has an appointment with her OBGYN next month?

Girl just can’t catch a break.

5 thoughts on “The One Where I Look Five Months Pregnant

  1. Theresa says:

    Oh, Marj! I’m sorry. I’ve had endometriosis since high school (it’s why all those docs told me I’d never have kids *snort*) and it sucks. It was not bad for a long time there while having kids/nursing, but now that I’m solidly in the “never being pregnant again” camp and haven’t nursed in over 2 years, I guess the hormones have stabilized and it’s been back (bad) for almost a year. I hope you’re able to find more relief than I have!

  2. RuthWells says:

    Crap! At least now there’s something you can try to fix…

  3. pkzcass says:

    That sucks. But at least it’s a possible diagnosis, so there’s that.

  4. Heather says:

    I hope they can give you some relief from how you’re feeling.

  5. Lori says:

    Oh, suckity sucks-ville. I’m sorry.

    Although I do blame many of my troubles (physical, mental, emotional) on cookie dough.

    Which is probably irrational, but I’m all about external locus of responsibility.

    It’s how I sleep at night.

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