My chest is on fire

I wrote a while back about some icky pregnancy side effects. I’ve been fortunate in that the side effects pretty much dissipated for a while and I began to feel like my old self, full of energy, no headaches, pretty much ready to take on the world. Of course, that added energy meant that I was eager to tackle household projects which also meant that my back isn’t exactly up to par. Long story short, I’ve spent the better part of the past two weeks with my sciatica killing me to the point of actually not making it into work one day because my entire left leg with numb! Ugh!

Fortunately, I have moved past the back pain and have now graduated to a feeling I’ve never experienced before in my life. My first encounter with this sensation that has me inducing belches for relief, was on Wednesday night. And thanks to this constant feeling of a wiry brillo pad type fireball lodged in my chest, I was unable to get more than a few hours of sleep. I’ve been told this feeling won’t last forever, and thank God for that!

Heartburn and indigestion are two words that I’ve always associated with grandmother and not with someone of my age. Then again with pregnancy, everything isn’t as it seems or at least not how I expected it in my head. Tonight, I’m going through my second bout of heartburn and it literally feels like my chest is on fire and the moment I open my mouth, the rolling burn starts its rapid ascent up through my throat, which is feeling pretty scorched right now, but yet nothing else seems to happen. Even when I force a belch out, there’s still no relief. My only comfort for tonight is that I at least do not have to be up early in the morning for work, so if I find myself having to sit up right to sleep then I have tomorrow to nap and not force myself through work.

I don’t know what else I can possibly expect from my pregnancy. I still have two and a half months to encounter many more abnormalities for me. Let’s see what tomorrow brings, shall we. Oh, yeah, by the way my mother tells me that the heartburn and indigestion I’m experiencing means Davey will be born with a lot of hair on his head. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard! At least my husband continues to indulge me with grace, as right now he is bringing me a glass of milk. It worked on Wednesday, so let’s hope it will work tonight as well.


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