My name is A and I will be sharing the journey I began with my husband, B, over a year ago when I got pregnant with our daughter, C, and welcomed her lovely self into the world.
B and I have been together for 9.5 years and got married a year and a half ago. We always knew we wanted kids but with my struggles with FM we didn’t know if we could manage.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. You can learn more about Fibromyalgia here.
Fast-forward to a couple years ago… we decided to begin preparations to have a baby. I weaned off all medications and relied on physical therapy, massage and otc pain and heat patches for pain relief. I made myself a priority and rested when I needed to and said no to extra projects. It was going well and I felt like I could cope until about 5 months into the weaning process when both my grandmothers passed away within a week of one another. The stress caused a flare-up of FMS symptoms and I took a couple doses of meds for two days.
It was looking like later the next year we could move forward with trying to conceive.
As the whole world knows — It is pointless to make plans because life just happens. And as it would happen we conceived many, many months ahead of schedule.