|First month of marriage update
||[Aug. 24th, 2006|10:43 pm]
July 2006 Weddings
Neither of us guessed when we said "in sickness and in health," we'd mean the "in sickness part" so soon. About a week before the wedding, my hip and leg began to hurt to the point where walking, even short distances, was incredibly painful. I was able to get a doctor and a physical therapist (only twice) before the wedding, but was relying on vicodin to get through the night. I hoarded my vicodin over the honeymoon, mixing it with over the counter painkillers and constant use of taxis so that we could still get around and enjoy it. At times, we resorted to renting a wheelchair for me (like at the museums) to make things easier. When we got back, my physical therapist pretty much was able to say that the cause of my pain was a herniated disc in my back.|
Because of this disc issue, my doctor wanted to discuss doing an MRI. The problem with that? My period was more than 2 weeks late at that point. So I had to go for a blood test as my urine tests were inconclusive. Of course the night after the blood test as we were waiting for the test results, I got my period. So when we got the result of "not pregnant," it was like, no kidding.
I met with my doctor, who decided that we'd wait until October to do the MRI as most herniated discs heal with just physical theraphy in 8-12 weeks. I'm at around 6 weeks.
We had planned to go to NYC starting on Wednesday night. However, on Tuesday, my throat began to hurt. Yesterday, I woke up and felt like death warmed over. By night I was throwing up, with poor Ravi holding my hair and rubbing my back.
I'm feeling better today, but it has made for a rough first month of marriage.
I'm actually very lucky that it's August, as I'm a teacher. If I had a more "normal" job I would be having a much more difficult month.
The pregnancy scare was difficult for us. We definitely want to have children, and I've been baby crazy for some time now. However, we have some savings goals that would be make having a baby easier if we had a year or two to save for it. With my back issues, I most likely would have ended up on bedrest for some period of time. I'm also at a new school this year and it would have been very difficult for me to go in on the first day and tell them that I would be leaving after April Break. I was totally torn, as on one hand I would love to have our baby now and on the other I really wanted some time. So when I got my period I felt both incredibly relieved and incredibly sad. When my best friend said "I'm so sorry hon" my reply was "You'd be saying that regardless of the results," which summed it up accurately enough.
However, in the good news department--Ravi is going to be able to attend a conference in September that will be good for his career and stregthen his contacts. I really like my new classroom and it looks like I'm going to have a relatively small class. Our cousins came up to visit last weekend and I was able to take my niece (who was our flower girl and is turning 3 in September) to the Children's museum, which was a blast.