Sorry I've been neglecting this for a few days... I've been having weird chest pain and it's kind of wiped me out between that and dealing with Kaden.
So, the deal is, day before yesterday I started getting this bizarre pain that got more persistent as the day went on. Now I have had this feeling before a lot of times so I never worried about it, but this time I had a Kaden to take care of. It got pretty bad where I couldn't even pick up Kaden without wincing and feeling like I would drop him. I was wary about going to a doctor here so I kept hoping it would subside (still hoping). I did some research on the internet and didn't find a lot of anything helpful. Most refer to cardiac-related chest-pain and it isn't that... (at least I guess) both because I am 23 years old, and the pain is on the more right side of my chest. Ok, so also, I have pulled the cartilage on either side of my sternum not once but TWICE before, so I know what that feels like too. But it feels similar to that, just deeper. In my online research I decided it was probably either inflammation in the lining of my chest cavity, either infection or strain, OR possibly relating to my lungs, but until last night I didn't feel anything weird with my lungs. I've developed some mucus-y feeling there as of last night so maybe it is related to that.
Rainy had a horror story about internal bleeding when she had an ovarian cyst and Stu thinks I have a collapsed lung. Lol. I took ibuprofen and it helped every 4 hours, so I still think it's inflammatory related. Anyway, I had decided that if it didn't get any better by today that I would go in and see a doctor, but now it has gotten better. Somewhat. So now I am hoping that it will just go away. Ever experienced anything like this? Lemme know...
So anywho, that is why I've not been real present either here or on Yahoo lately. Not to mention we only have 9 days left (!!!) before we come home so I am less worried about being missing in action since I know I am going to see at least a tenth of my faithful readers then anyway!
Speaking of which, I might as well use this opportunity as a shout out to said faithful readers. This blog has really taken off and it has been both shocking and encouraging to me by how many people read this. I feel proud to write it knowing I have so many people out there keeping tabs on our family! :) (some that are even from places I've literally never heard of! lol)
Hope everyone is doing well... we will be eating shawarma and watching a movie tonight!
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