What is believed to be causing the pain and pressure is that 1. Nicholas lies with part of his head against my cervix and likes to bounce off of it and 2. with situs inversus my uterus isn't able to move quite like it is supposed to, so I have more pain and pressure than most would. I am now on lifting restrictions (nothing too heavy) and supposed to rest as I need it (but that isn't really possible at work) and to come back before 4 weeks if the cramping continues to measure my cervix again.
After my appointment, I stopped in at Subway on the ground floor of my office building and there was a patient that obviously was from L&D or high risk floor (big belly, wheelchair, the whole shebang) and I couldn't help but stare at her because an hour before I thought I was going to be her neighbor and honestly I just felt so sad for her. I can't even imagine how it would feel to be stuck in a hospital for many, many weeks. Well, when I got home I saw THIS article on a local news website and she is pictured in the 2nd picture! How funny, Jason from the Bachelor was at our hospital today and she met him! Good thing I wasn't a pt on that floor today, I probably would have told him he made a huge mistake and I was still mad at him! Ha!
As if that was fun enough along with the lack of sleep I've had due to the pain, we had a crazy busy afternoon on Dr. Smith's first day back. He doesn't plan on going back, so hopefully things will get back to normal within a day or so. I am so thankful and happy he was able to go, but I am super glad he is back and things are back to normal!