Friday, October 8, 2010

An update, a thank you and an A1C

First off, thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on my Wednesday post. You guys totally make me cry, but in a good way. You have no idea how your lovely words helped me and for that I thank you!

Thursday was looking up as a much better day. Fred had planned to take the day off a few weeks ago, so it was nice to have that extra help. And then 3:00 pm hit and it all went downhill.

The long and short of it is I developed mastitis. In the span of 1 hour I went from feeling absolutely fine to having a fever, chills, muscle aches and the worst headache I have ever experienced. Plus if anyone even looked at my boob, the pain made me want to pass out.

Thankfully the doc on call prescribed me antibiotics without having to see me, but I still feel lousy today. The funny thing is I just told someone the other day that I had never had Mastitis... I should have known better than to open my mouth. Thanks for that, universe.

And today was Elise's quarterly endo appointment. After getting an A1C of 6.6 last time, I knew we could really only go up from there. Especially since Elise's numbers have been all sorts of crazy lately. And by crazy, I mean high. And I haven't had the brain power to sit down and do any serious adjusting. So I was ready to cringe when I heard the number.

But her A1C came back at 7... so we're pretty pleased. And all her blood work came back negative (thyroid, celiac etc.). So yay for that.

Whew... what a crazy last couple of days. Weekend, I'm ready for you now!


  1. Oh I am so sorry to hear about the mastitis. I know how incredibly painful that can be. I hope the meds kick in fast and faster.

    Congrats on the A1C! Great job!

  2. Hugs on the mastitis...I had that many times with both kiddos and it is the worst feeling in the world - you feel like you've been hit by a truck.

  3. Mastitis is PAINFUL! I'm so sorry you're dealing with that right now, Joanne! If you can convince your doctor to write you a prescription for it, APNO cream is the best stuff ever! It'll prevent future bouts of mastitis and thrush and keep you from getting too sore.

    Fantastic A1C! Great job!

  4. I cannot even read that word 'mastitis' without bringing back some of the most painful times of nursing. Here's the relief from it soon and no 'eyes' on the boob - as soon as you wrote that I laughed cause I knew exactly what you meant! And congrats on the A1C - you done good Joanne!

  5. YAY for the A1C and...

    BOOOOO for mastitis.

    I hope you feel better soon Jo.

  6. Mastitis SUCKS! I never fully understood what women were talking about until I had Jada (my 4th and last)....I was so stinking sick. I had it twice with her...once when she was tiny and then when I was trying to get her to wean at 16 months. Horrible. Awful. Get lets of rest...drink lots of fluid and let that baby eat as much as he wants!!!

    And....LOVING that A1C...WOOHOO!

  7. Great job on the A1c! Sorry about the Boobies! I feel your pain!


    Ewwww....on the mastitis. I can honestly say I didn't ever have the pleasure and I never will, cuz this mama is DUN!!!!!

    That being said, I've cared for many a mommy who had to deal with it, and my heart always ached for them. Happy you're on the road to better days!

  9. I'm writing this w/o even thinking about your boobies! K?

    Great A1c!!!!

    Feel better!!!!

  10. My heart cringed just reading the word Mastitis. I can't imagine! And you still went to the endo appt?? Bravo warrior! Bravo! Awesome A1C!!

  11. Sorry to hear about the mastitis Joanne. I have heard that is incredibly painful..hope the meds kick in real quick like.

    And..rock on with the A1C..


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