Thanks so much for all your suggestions re: play list. I will have to check al the songs mentioned (Rich had already pointed to a few Cat Powers songs!)...
But just a quick whine post.
I HURT! I have been quite crampy for a while now, but on Monday I experienced some really severe pain in my left side. This then radiated into my back and left me feeling so nauseous that I threw up in Kohls! I saw also experiencing some strong braxton hicks, which weren't without note! it seemed to settle down a bit by the evening, though my back ached and the BHs were still coming. Tuesday wasn't too bad... but yesterday the stabbing backache returned - along with the pressure waves (i.e. contractions). The pressure waves weren't intense enough to do much, I don't think, but the back stabbing pain - which radiates up my back - has left me feeling pretty miserable. I threw up during my ultrasound (though luckily for everyone I made it to the bathroom in time), and while I had a nice reprieve during a wonderful Reiki session with my friend, Maggie (a lovely shower gift!) when I returned home the pain was intense... and the pressure waves were coming almost continually (again... not very strong waves so wasn't worried about this being 'it'). We went for a walk, hoping that might help, but it just made everything worse, and I had a very fitful night's sleep, waking up either with the back pain or a contraction.
I could cope with a lot more intensity (i.e. birthing).. that's not what is worrying me (at least, not yet). It's just that I don't know what this pain is, and it doesn't feel good or productive. And it's leaving me completely useless. It's hard to stand without the pain shooting off, radiating elsewhere, and thus it's difficult to walk around.. and driving is it's own nightmare. I swam this morning, which was quite nice, but I'm back home, feeling a bit miserable about it all. It's hard, even, to sit at the computer... and as I type I have a hot water bottle strapped to my back in the hope that this will help.
I'm wondering if it's a trapped nerve... I have had sciatica before, and this is too high, I think, for it to be that, but, boy, this is really bloody awful!
This is going to be a long couple of weeks... .