So, all day I've had to go to the bathroom; you know, #2. But it just wasn't happening for me. I was pregnant twice and am afraid of hemorrhoids, so I know not to force the issue. Finally as I'm driving home things seem to be moving a bit and I think that after I pick Jack up, I may finally get rid of this "good god will this shit please leave my body" feeling. I get the kids settled and head upstairs for a little private time.
Well that was nearly a bust. It's right there, it wants to leave my body and I know it's going to hurt on the way out, but please please please I'm ready for it to leave. But no, nothing to speak of happens. I sat there longer than I would normally have, because I really want this to be over, but again, I'm afraid of certain things so I didn't press the issue if you get my drift.
I give up. I head back downstairs to make dinner for the kids (Brad's away). And my band starts hurting. Well it started making itself known while I was sitting upstairs. But as I'm walking around making pasta it hurts more and more. (and just an aside - as my friend Camille felt compelled to point out - yes I fully understand that my band has no nerve endings and what I'm really talking about is the upper part of my stomach that the band surrounds - I call this area my band for simplicity sake. I believe I've mentioned before that I can feel my band every morning. Just a little achiness in that very specific region, as if I slept on a muscle wrong. But after moving around for a bit it goes away and I can't feel it at all).
Anyway, as I am moving and walking around it keeps hurting more and more until I'm having to put pressure on that area (sort of like you would a cramp, though it didn't feel like a cramp). But I'm almost bent over because the pain is getting severe enough and I'm thinking - shit did my band slip?
I was telling my friend, Camille, about it (she has a band too and this is a different Camille than our friend in TX) and she suggested taking some Maalox which I totally didn't think would help as it wasn't a 'my stomach hurts' kind of pain. It was more 'I have a pulled muscle' or a 'small puncture wound' kind of pain - but I figured it couldn't hurt.
I took it and after a while my band started to feel a little better. I have no idea if it's related to the Maalox or if it just needed some time or what the hell that was. Now it's back to the achy feeling I get in the mornings - so I'm much less freaked out now.
Edited to add: - I was wrong it's really not feeling better if I am not standing still as I was while typing this post. As soon as I started walking around again, I had to put pressure on my band again.
But - do any of you have any idea what the hell that was??