Aside from the bleeding / spotting for the first 3 months, this pregnancy can be considered pretty easy and symptom-free. I vomited only a handful of times, and only recently developed heartburn and it hasn’t been as bad as when pregnant with our son. I can live with a little acid reflux every night right before bedtime.
However, there are two things that’s starting to really piss me off.
I STILL have the fucking yeast infection (from NOVEMBER people!) It’s been on and off, and the symptoms are fairly mild from what I’ve read online. BUT, after taking a bazillion different types of prescriptions (several were category C!), it’s still here. It can be safely assumed that it has mutated into something that even the doctor has never saw before — he even said so himself. He said “you do not have a yeast infection, you merely have vulvitis — inflammation of the vulva, which you already knew. But I can’t find the cause for the inflammation.” So I paid yet another co-pay and still don’t have a fix to my hoochie problem. It hurts badly to have sex, and apparently hubby got a bit itchy after the last encounter which leads me to think THERE’S STILL SOME TYPE OF YEAST. We must be the only ones who aren’t doing it 3-4 times a week.
I’ve been waking up to numb hands for a few months now. Guess what, it also started back in November. G-d I hate November. My oncologist said it is neuropathy, a long term side affect from the chemotherapy (specifically, the Vincristine in ABVD) I received, and it is being exacerbated by the pregnancy, the wonderful nature of edema. First it started off with one hand, then two. And now my ankles/feet are starting to do the same. Every single fucking morning I have numb appendages upon waking up. I find the numbing sensation very disturbing. I feel like an 80-year-old woman who’s body is failing rapidly. People, I’m not even 29 yet.