Friday, February 17, 2006

No epidural needed....

You guessed it - I'm the sick one now. Woke up this morning feeling like I'd been chewing on glass all night - and couldn't breathe. I quickly found out why breathing was so difficult - my lungs were full of crud.

Under normal circumstances I would get heavily medicated and sleep for the next three days. Wake up and go about my business.

Small problem - I'm pregnant and on blood pressure medication - so guess what my choice of pain reliever is... plain old Tylenol. Yep - this woman who needs 4 ibuprophen under normal circumstances to kill pain - has to rely on Tylenol. Tylenol doesn't knock you on your ass!!!

Surprisingly - it took the pain down to a manageable level. So - I'm thinking that quite frankly I don't need no stinking epidural for labor and delivery - just some Tylenol. Extra strength? Not necessary. Yeah - this is some serious pain relieving stuff. I can't believe they sell it OTC!

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