Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Fish out of Water

Geez, does it ever get better around here? Really, things aren't that bad, I'm a chronic worrier and pessimist, but for crying out loud. I know that problems breathing are relatively common late in a pregnancy, but I'm still pretty early for that sort of thing. I'll start at the beginning. Yesterday I was walking with Mary to catch the bus, it's a three block walk, nothing too hard, not to mention the fact that Miss Mary dawdles like crazy. It is tough to push the stroller through feet of snow that people haven't shovelled from their front sidewalks, but again, not that hard. Anyways, I got on the bus, and started gasping like a fish out of water, it was really really strange. My lungs felt like they were bursting, they were overfull. I kept gasping for air, but my problem was that I couldn't seem to breathe out enough to take any fresh air in. It lasted for about 5 minutes or so before I was able to breathe again. I know I'm in bad shape, but not that bad, I don't think. It happened again last night, and again this morning. I keep thinking I ought to go to the doctor, but I've been seen him every week for the last 4, I really don't want him to think that I'm a nutter.

Other than that though, things are going really well. I'm feeling much better physically other than the fish thing (oh, and the pimples, good God the pimples), Mary is delightful and wonderful and so much fun. Her vocabulary is growing every day, it just amazes me. Her latest favourite thing to say is "Thank You!" and it just thrills me every time she says it. She's really good at getting her needs and wants across to just about anyone who is around her, and she just loves people. She's so social and sweet, I can't believe we are so lucky. Pray that we are lucky twice, cause I suspect we are in for a shock with the next baby.

1 comment:

J.S. Magruder said...

Look, I'm no medical expert, but I have been exposed to advertising. There was a commercial years ago that showed a woman unable to get out enough air to blow out a match (nice allusion to smoking). The voice-over was something to the effect of
"This woman is experiencing an asthma attack.(Really? I thought she was practising to blow out her birthday candles.)" Then they show her after taking XYZ Brand inhaler and she's blowing out matches with ease.

I'd call the doctor and request a lung function test (takes two minutes-you blow in a tube) if for no other reason than to set your mind at ease. Besides, if you're getting a chest cold, you might as well know about it now, rather than at three in the morning.

Gee whiz, that sounds bossy-I'm sorry, must be my mother's ghost guiding my fingers across the keyboard again. Pretty soon I'll be admonishing strangers to "sit up straight."