Amanda emailed me this evening with about a dozen misc. questions for one thing or another. One of those questions included something along the lines of you’re getting so close … how are you feeling? With nothing but love, I know that she asked that question part with real concern & part rhetorically speaking … I’m 37 weeks pregnant so that’s what most people (strangers included) ask when they see me!!
Too bad I couldn’t give the pat answer that she probably wanted, because …
I was feeling pretty good … just getting incredibly uncomfortable!! But last night I started noticing that my eyes were watering alot & just feeling overall wierd (vision was blurry, but more so b/c of the excess water, etc.). Then this morning I was feeling fine but started seeing some stars (that happens every now & then to me anyways b/c of my low iron so I just passed them both off). So we went to church & then to Square Peg Meeting. As soon as we got in the car to leave Staci asked me what was wrong with my face. I didn’t know what she was talking about & she said the whole meeting half my face looked paralyzed like from a stroke & my eyes were blinking independently of one another!!! So I looked in the mirror & smiled … OMG!!!! I have a sideways smile & one eye closes all the way while the other will barely close at all!!!! I self diagnosis online as Bells Palsey, but b/c I’m 37 weeks pregnant everything I read & my mother insisted I call my doctor, I went ahead & called her & she wanted me to go to an ER to have it confirmed … I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS … BUT being 37 weeks pregnant I also didn’t want to go against the dr’s orders. So a trip to the ER (fortunately they weren’t busy), a ridiculous co-pay later, and two prescriptions I’ve been diagnosed with Bells Palsey!!! I look absolutely RIDICULOUS!! So some crazy nerve is inflamed & the medicine & TIME will make it better … who knows how long that will be though!!
Needless to say, I won’t be smiling for many pictures anytime soon … like with my brand new baby girl!!!
How’s that for “how are you feeling”?