Sunday, June 24

a week of {labour} pain

Source: via Brenda on Pinterest

What a week it's been, and quite frankly, I'd rather not have a week like that again.  Ever.

It all started last weekend, when I was excitedly looking forward to having friends over for dinner.  I ignored a slight little pangs of pain that was lurking all day thinking "I'll be fine".

Famous last words.

As I served up entree, I looked at my homemade gnocchi and turned to my friends and made some apologies and spent the rest of the night on the couch.  Pain increased and what can I say....It felt like I was having a baby.    I thought after a good lie down and I'd be fine.   Wrong again.

Hours past and I could see the worry on my husbands face.

He called the ambulance.  The rest of the week has been spent in a blur of tests, scans, morphine (oh bless that morphine), a discharge, a re-addmition, more tests, anaesthetic and finally I'm home.  And it seems I'm not the only one who's had some medical emergency! 

I won't bore you with the gory details, but it seems my women's bits and my digestive bits were having issues which was causing excruciating labour-like pains.

But one thing I was grateful for, was the rally of support.  Family, friends and school mums, phoned, emailed and dropped by cooked dinners all week.  Girlfriends ensured my magazine and toiletries supplies were up to date.  It meant this stay-at-home mumma could rest (drugged up on morphine reading the last two Fifty Shades books) and indulge in getting better.  


  1. Oh dear Brenda! How dreadful. Bloggers seem to falling down left right and centre at the moment... I just read that BabyMac is hospital too tonight!
    Get better soon lovely lady. x

  2. Oh no, hope you're feeling better, and hope they get to the bottom of that.
    ps. how good is that photo, great inspiration for my daughters bedroom redo in the new year.

  3. Yay for fabulous neighbours and friends
    Hope you are pain-free and sorted out soon

  4. Oh babe! You poor thing :( Hope you are on the mend!
    PS: bless morphine :)

  5. Oh my goodness. That sounds awful. The pain. Yuck. And to miss out on the gnocchi - terrible.
    I do so hope you're on the mend now. Do take care, and take it easy too.

  6. sending love and hugs to you! I hope you feel better soon, sally xx

  7. How awful for you Brenda. Take things easy and get lots of rest.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  8. oh gorgeous girl, hope you are feeling better, sounds like such a scare.
    big hugs and stay healthy ♥

  9. Oh dear - what a scare!! Ironically, I missed this post as I was in hospital too!! A scheduled op for me though. Hope things have settled down for you. Thank goodness for friends!!

  10. You poor darling. I'm glad you are better, Bren. It's awful to think of you in that much pain!!

    I read this post (as I read all your posts) and can't believe I didn't comment at the time. It's been a long few weeks.

    I think we will both be quite reflective for a while yet, Bren. x

  11. Oh Bren. Hearing about it today and then reading about it just makes my heart break for you. Firstly, who needs labour pains except for when actually having a baby? And no diagnosis? That's the worst. I hope to hear a relatively pain free future. Hugs gorgeous girl! Xxx


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