Monday, March 4, 2013

Bad Night

Last night was horrible.

I had to get up to pee 3 times, even though I quit drinking anything long before I went to bed, and made sure to pee right before bed... My bladder is a punching bag, apparently, and a trampoline, and it's frustrating.

Also, last night I had the misfortune of dislocating my hips, shoulders and ribs multiple times. I was unable to lay on my back, as it was hard to breathe, and I had to switch from my right side to my left side, and back again, about every 15 or 20 minutes, as I dislocated the shoulder and hip I was laying on.

My tiny little Tummy Monster is also beating relentlessly on my sciatic nerves, causing searing lightning-bolt pain, and numbness in my legs. And she's got herself wedged into my pelvis in such a way that my stupid pubic symphysis is separated almost constantly. Same goes for my stupid tailbone, on both sides. And my stupid SI joints. Basically, it feels like my pelvis is jello. Painful, painful jello.

All this to say, I got no more than an hour of sleep last night - total. I'm fairly sure I'm capable of functioning with little to no sleep, as it's been the norm for me due to insomnia for the past umpteen years, but I really would like to be able sleep sometimes.

I've reached the point in my pregnancy where putting on socks and shoes is extremely uncomfortable. So is just about everything else. I've only got 4 or 5 more weeks, though, before she's on the outside, and I'll have my body to myself again (don't laugh, I know she'll be pretty much attached to me still).

Oh, and as if I hadn't enough to deal with... I'm twitching like a crazy person again.


Adrienne said...

Did they figure out what the twitches are from? I didn't make it all the way through your blog yet.

I have EDS and I twitch, but not whole body twitches like you describe. Feel free to email me at if you'd like to chat.

BubbleGirl said...

They have no idea what's causing my twitches. They mostly occur in my shoulders, and neck, sometimes my diaphragm as well.

I was told that it's NOT: Tourette's Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, or Parkinson's Disease. That's all I've been able to get from the medical community (including 2 movement disorder specialists).