Let's try and see if you can figure out what I have been doing for the past long two weeks of my life from the following images...
If you guessed lounging around gaining weight and transforming into something rather soft and undesirable, you would be correct! (Although it is a little bit more than just that) I have been put on strict bed rest and am able to get up only to go to the bathroom. Some of you maybe thinking, "What a life!" But in fact it is far from that. The pains in my back and pressure in my pelvis confirmed that I have a bulging (I love that word) uterus, also known as a prolapsed uterus. I figured that after getting the abdominal cerclage I would be free from the confinements of bedrest but little did I know that when a part of you is radiated to kill something i.e. Kidney Cancer, it kills a lot of other things too. My ovaries are little dried raisins which is miraculous that some viable eggs still remain. (Anyone remember my colon problem 3 years ago? Yup, Radiation.) My cervix is weak unable to uphold the weight of a baby. And now the muscles that surround my uterus are too pathetic to hold the uterus in it's beautiful little pear like figure causing it to fall into my pelvis resulting in plenty of pain and pressure (did I already mention that?) I now see my doctor every week to determine what our next step is. And as of right now- BEDREST and plenty of it... like 17 more weeks to carry to fullterm. My sweet MIL (Mother-in-Law) has been attending my classes for me and recording the lectures on tape so I can follow along with my class. My professors have been understanding and are working with me so that I can complete this semester (only 3 weeks left!). But my days are long and boring. Spencer places food by the couch before he leaves for school and 8 hours later comes to replenish whatever from the pile I have eaten (which is usually everything- I am turning into a whale). We have had friends and family help with meals, cleaning, and just coming to visit which has been such a great help. My sister even bought us a Netflix subscription which has been awesome to help pass the time.
Did you know that a pigeon has a gestation period of 11 days?
Never thought I would say this but, I wish I was a pigeon.