Monday, March 29, 2010

The View From Here...

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.

30 comments:

Aaron and Stacey Salmon said...

We love you Sara!!

KandyJill said...

Holy smokes! Bed rest already! I'm sorry dude! I'd totally come lounge with you if I was in the area! We better get frequent updates since your just sitting at home anyway ;) Love you!

Cindy said...

I'm sure you're turning into a very cute whale!! hehe. Let me know when you two have time for scrabble!!!! (I hope it's soon)

MB said...

Oh mercy. If I was close, I would definitely bring you lots of good eats and good movies/good books.

but...since I am not, you should pick up "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer if you haven't read it. Makes time go by quicker.

Or....the Harry Potter series :) :) :)

You are my hero.

byufish said...

Okay....just laughed out loud. For all the "sadness" in this post ending it with "I wish I was a pigeon" was FABULOUS!! You have good comedic timing. Good luck with the less-desirable pumpkin-shaped uterus!! Take up knitting or crocheting kiddo.

Lindy Salmon said...

Oh wow. Yes, I would LOVE to be on BEDREST--for about ONE day--as a NON-PREGNANT person--and if I had a chef!

A&K said...

Goodness Sara you are a trooper! I have no cause for complaints now! I wish I could have come to see you when I was in Utah, I would have brought you In n Out and spoon fed it to you. I'm glad Spence and everyone is taking such good care of you bc that's just what you do for everyone else. Love you so much!

Kelly said...

Dang Sara. You can do it. One day at a time. At least this go round, you know what is going on with your body. That is a blessing.

Ashley Terry said...

Sara! You probably need Penny and I to come over and visit you right? :) Where do you guys live and what is your cell #? Love you.

Ash

Bonnie said...

Hey I wish I could come out there and hang out with you!! Or make you food!! We are crossing our fingers and praying for you!! Do everything they say, lay there and be bored!! we love you!

Calloways said...

Good thing your not an elephant...it's two years gestation!! And that would also mean you were carrying an elephant baby. Glad you are enjoying your Netflix, wish Icould be there yo help you pass the time!

xoxoKrysten said...

Yikes. You'll make it, you'll make it! Just go one day at a time!

Shelly said...

I wish you were a pigeon too. :)

Kay said...

I loved the pigeon comment- that makes me laugh hard! Sorry about the bedrest, but if that is what it takes.... However, lucky you-- you have wonderful things like Netflix, the internet (with wireless and/or laptops), blogs, facebook, shopping, e-books- all at your fingertips! When I was first on bedrest with #2, there was NONE of that! The computer was the giant desktop with DIALUP connection! I know it seems like forever and it's not as comfy as one who is not on bedrest may think, but it is only TEMPORARY! Hugs to both of you!

The Grays said...

oh sara! im so sorry that you have to be on bedrest! not fun! but i know it will be worth it in the end! :) you can do it! btw- you should find the most random facts and tell us them!

melissa said...

Sorry to hear you are stuck on the couch forever . . . glad to hear that you've got great friends and are taking care of close family!

Mackay Family said...

Bummer that you are already on bedrest! I would go crazy being stuck in bed or on the couch all day.

Kaiti Klara said...

Dang girl!! Where are you guys living? I am going to come visit you!

Lana Dawn said...

love you love you!
i want to come visit and watch movies with you!
i miss you!
i love you!

likeschocolate said...

Hugs and kisses from Georgia! You are all in our prayers. I have been on bedrest and I agree that it sucks. No amount of tv can replace day to day life. Hang in there. Think about the prize at the end.

Jemaica said...

Oh Sara you poor girl! Man that sucks! Good thing you have such a great attitude. This is something you will be able to hang over your child's head for his whole life! Talk about guilt trip! Well let me know if you need a sponge bath or anything. ;)

Erin said...

You mother in law is amazing!!! I don't even know if my mom would do that for me ha ha ha ok maybe but still that's awesome!!! I hope everything goes well for you!!

Ben and Raquel said...

I'm so sorry!!! I had no idea you were stuck on bedrest...sounds mega boring. Please please please call if you need company! I know we don't know each other very well, but you're really funny and I don't want you to be lonely all day. :)

Courtney said...

I LOVE YOUUUUUU.

Coming to see you in t minus two days.

Valerie Christensen said...

I've always thought bed rest sounded miserable--but obviously it will be worth it. And hey, at least we aren't like elephants. Their gestation is almost 2 years!

Tell Liz we say hi. We will be there in a few weeks for Aaron's wedding so I'm sure we will see her.

Jena said...

uh. I want to visit. I would love to see you as a whale.

801-787-1083

text me so that I have your number. You're doing amazing!

love you.
x's and o's and hip bumps and more!

Jena

Bethany Hoyt said...

you poor girl. let me know if you need anything picked up from campus, food, entertainment-i can hook you up with movies or whatever!!!!

Kim said...

ok so believe it or not women on bedrest actually usually lose weight! A possible plus...maybe??? The only thing that saved me was March Madness Baby. I did this with Colton.....no fun....but we are all praying for you so keep those legs together and tighten those stitches even more and even propped up doesnt count....sorry!love you

Erin said...

You poor thing. That really doesn't sound fun at all. I hope 17 weeks goes by really fast.

Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

Just stumbled across your blog from Cjane's, and I love it, and just became a follower!

Oh my gosh, you poor thing. You are being so strong! I hope things start looking up quickly and that your drs are able to figure out the best things to do!