24 April 2008

Gall bladder all clear!

You are probably like, say what? Well, the chiropractor I was seeing thought I may have gall bladder problems because I have been having pain in the front right side under the rib cage as well as the back pain. The gall bladder could have had stones or be infected in some way and this can lead to referred pain the in back. But, apparently, it was vice versa. My back is causing nerve pain that appears not only in my back but wraps around my side and into the front. I am having burning pain in the front as well as numbness there. I know my gall bladder is all good because I had an ultrasound of it last week. They also scanned my pancreas, aorta, spleen, liver and kidneys, so I know those organs are all good! Whew! I also got to see a glimpse of the baby on u/s. His head is down apparently - so all these limbs and parts that stick out on the right must be his tiny little baby butt, or his feet. I saw his hand move too - so cute! It was a very brief look at him to check his heartbeat. We have our 30 weeks u/s today so I will have a lot more info on where he is and how big he is, etc. I am hoping to have some great pics to share with you too! I am very excited!
So, I am currently seeing a new physical therapist who specializes in pregnant women. The last one I saw didn't seem to know much about pregnancy and was asking me if it was ok to do certain exercises, etc. Like, who is the expert here? This new therapist did a thorough examination of my spine and told me exactly what was wrong and now we are working on fixing it. Thank goodness, because I don't know how much more of this back pain I can take! Basically, my spine is twisting to the right. It starts in my lower back, but by the time it reaches the mid back where my pain is, it has rotated way out of whack. I have pain in my tailbone area too after sitting for a while - because that is affected as well. I am going to a "women serving women" physical therapy clinic which I highly recommend. They specialize in women's needs, such as pregnancy, and really know their stuff! I have only seen her 3 times now, and probably won't see total relief for a couple more weeks, but I will keep you posted on my progress.

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