Do you like how specific I am? I am 15 weeks pregnant and a bot frustrated since the end of the week last week. I know my blog has primarily been about my life and then some recipes, but somehow, lately, I realized I need to journal and vent a bit.
After a nice breakfast of oatmeal and a berry salad I started on a new routine.
I have been praying lately asking God why I am dealing with silly painful difficulties when all I want is to have a happy and wonderful pregnancy. This might seem so naive of me, but let me share a little of what has been going on.
I worked out twice last week, Monday and Tuesday, and then by Thursday I started getting this tightness in my buttocks. I wondered if it was a digestion things, since my nausea and eating habits have been a little skewed lately. There was tightness, soreness and the painful jabbing that was not going away. What could I have possibly done?
I had a friend suggest for me to look up ""Piriformis Syndrome." Here is a picture:
Apparently the Piriformus muscle is pressing on my sciatic nerve and causing a pain everytime I sit for long periods of time or even sit for little periods of time. I already sleep on my side at nights so that had been helping.
The crazy thing is that I had been stretching every morning when I woke up but that was not enough to cause this. Apprently my day job (which is working from home, practically sitting all day) plus pregnacy is finally taking a toll on my glutes. They have decided to set it with amnsesia, not knowing how to work.
I have a lump of nerves on my crack that brings alot of pain. I know this is ALOT of information but I somehow find it relazing being able to write it out. Changes to my uterus and having a baby growing inside of me is definitely setting a lot of changes on my body that I did not expect.
What have I have been doing to offset this pain? I have already been to the chiropractor last month to fix some lower back pain and I found out that I do have a shorter right leg and that my pelvis is not quite set in place. I figure these things caused what I now had that the chiropractor did not tell me to anticipate.
I found some exercises to be useful here at Baby Bump Fitness where they show me how I can use a foam roller in addition to a map to work on my butt muscles. I have to say that the foam roller is SUPER painful but once I get up and start moving and walking I feel so much better so I can't wait to get on that every 2 hours. I also used several YouTube videos that showed me different exercises. Having the internet is great especially when you find forums that state that chiropractors and physical therapies are just a waste of time. Doing my own exercises save me money.
I am getting up MORE periodically from working on the computer and taking walks or stretching out more often. Please pray that this pain goes away. I am extremely frustrated at being in pain and being irritated by the fact that I do not feel comfort.
Thanks for hearing me out!