I hate that my yaya is waking up in so much pain at the moment :(
Really, really hoping that when this new mattress comes tomorrow it helps with the pain in her legs. I think that she may have pulled a muscle or two sleeping on the pull out mattress on the floor (silly right? I tried to tell her!) about a week ago when my bapoo’s brother who needs a liver transplant was staying with us. She refused to take my bed and wanted to give bapoo a night off the floor. That was the night this pain appeared and it’s been worse since on her mattress which I discovered was full of springs so I think it’s a combination between the two.
I’ve been giving her apple cider vinegar baths with lavender every day but we’re waiting on more apple cider vinegar because we ran out and also more lavender because we’ve run out of that too but hopefully they will come soon. I ordered them as soon as we ran out. I’m hoping that with the long baths I’ve been running her twice a day plus the bath soaks AND the new mattress will ease the pain and alleviate the pressure from the muscle I think she may have strained that night.
We even got her old painkillers back but they don’t seem to be touching the pain. Hearing her cry about how worried she is that she’s going to be disabled and end up in a chair is heartbreaking. I really don’t think that will be the case though.. New mattress, new techniques, massages and the bath/foot soaks should help her recover if it is a sprain. I just hope that it isn’t the arthritis finally getting the best of her.
She just woke up and when I heard her cry, I instantly thought she might have fallen out of bed so I panicked and jumped up quicker than I should have done. I seem to forget that I’m 24 weeks pregnant. Note to self: Don’t jump up that quickly again. I just shot up instantly though at the thought that she might have injured herself though :( and then when I wanted to help lift her up off the bed because she couldn’t sit up on her own, she was like no no no no and I didn’t wanna wake my Bapoo up.. So I just lifted her myself which I also shouldn’t be doing but I only pulled her into an upright position so I’m sure it wasn’t that dangerous (at least I hope not) I then helped her to the bathroom and back. Bapoo then woke up because he could hear her moaning so he’s currently rubbing cream into her legs (I can’t rub the cream because it’s prescribed stuff that’s hella strong and would absorb into my blood stream which is a no no because I’m preggers) It just adds to me feeling more helpless though to be honest. Like a massive fail.
I’m going to continue doing what I’ve been doing but I really really really hope she feels better soon with this new mattress and that it’s not something else underlining. She doesn’t deserve any of this pain and it’s beyond me how she can still be thinking about other people while she’s in this much agony. I can only help to a certain extent and I think I’m even pushing it doing certain things like lifting her but I’m pretty sure my body is stronger than hers right now, even if I am carrying a little bambino.
I’m really worried about her and I hope she feels better soon. She’s the most independent woman I know and I know she hates relying on other people as much as she hates me running around for her but as much as she tells me no, I’m gonna keep on doing it.. well, try. I owe this woman my life and I love her so much. I just wish I could magic it all away and I really really hope this is just a sprain of some sort, and not something more serious. :(