Monday, August 23, 2010
Mastitis- The CRAPPIEST form of a so called flu any women will ever experience!! The shivers, the shakes, the fever, and OHHHH the body aches! Last night I'm pretty sure it was all coming to a big blow! I hadn't been feeling so great ALL day. Alex took the kids out for a drive and I decided to take my SECOND hot bath of the day. The water was nice and hot. My hoo hoo's were of course painfully stiff (reason: I am not nursing or pumping...I may get to that in a later post), so anyway I decided to loosen them up by massaging them and expressing the milk that was causing all this pain. Got that done. Started bleeding again A LOT! Then it hit me, maybe I have Mastitis. I was experiencing ALL the signs. Alex got home. I could hardly walk around I was in so much pain, not to mention when I would get up, the chills came out with a vengeance. I was in tears. How could I handle the night and the whole next day with my kids? Pain meds were not working, this was my worst nightmare. To make a long story short, my dear husband gave me a priesthood blessing. I went to bed. Today I am feeling pretty ok. I was going to make a call to my Dr. but all that pain is gone. No more shivers, no more shakes, no fever, and the body aches are back to "normal". Maybe I was getting sick with Mastitis, who knows, maybe I still will. But I am grateful for a loving and worthy husband who can give me a blessing when I need it. I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who can heal those who have the faith to be healed.
Posted by Anna Beal at 9:25 AM