Friday, January 7, 2011

Boob Issues

I'm currently 4 weeks postpartum now and my body is still trying to mend itself of its issues. My short bout with Bells Palsy has worked itself out, my blood pressure is finally back to normal, my bleeding has slowed down to a manageable level, I'm getting a bit more sleep... things should be looking up!

But now I'm battling a golf ball-sized lump in my boob that apparently isn't a clogged duct. I'm going on a week and half with this little gem. I went to see the breast specialist today and she prescribed yet another antibiotic and wants to do an ultrasound on it next week. I'm starting to believe that it's an abscess. If that's the case, then I'll need to have it drained or surgically removed. Pain, time and $$$$$!
Photo Credit: Michelle Meiklejohn

More and more doctors visits means I will most definitely need to return to work to pay these medical bills off and keep my insurance active. With 3 kids and a chaotic household, work is starting to sound more and more appealing, however.

Based on my sister's recommendation, I tried positive thinking, visualizing, and affirmations towards the lump to try to get it to go away. I recited, "Milk flow freely; boob soft." Maybe I didn't take it seriously enough - it didn't work. I almost considered taking the meat marinating needle from the kitchen drawer and stabbing it into the lump to drain it myself. But, I just heated up another hot pack to put on it instead.

Having health issues is very irritating (and humbling). I hope this boob issue works itself out and I can put this postpartum craziness behind me.

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