Another day, another doctor's appointment.
Five years since my first pregnancy, and so much has still not healed. Back in the summer of 2010, pregnant, I was given injections of several different hormones and medications to try and prevent a miscarriage. The first doctor I was seeing then had recommended them.
I did not question it, as I was so focused on my baby, and trying to save him.
At first, I thought how terrible I felt after I got the shots was simply pregnancy related.
Five years later, I know that it was not. I reacted to those shots, and am sadly still feeling the effects today. I switched doctors after a few weeks, and my new doctor (and the one I eventually delivered with) was horrified at the cocktail of meds I was on and took me off of everything right away.
But, twelve weeks of injections had taken their toll. Despite being very ill, I was swollen, bloated, and had gained a lot of weight. I could barely walk, my left hip hurt so bad I actually could barely function the last two months of my pregnancy. My wrists had severe carpal tunnel and I wrapped them from about my sixth month onwards.
I was shuffled from doctor to doctor, but the primary concern was my baby. Was he ok? It seemed they only cared about me in so much as if I could carry to term and deliver a healthy baby, which I eventually did.