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The pain was unbearable. Roger was running around getting some things to take to the hospital. I was only 8 mos along and I knew something bad was going to happen.  

I had started my morning sickness at 7 mos. Actually in my case they called it hypernemesis. I started throwing up and the other end as well. worried I would go to the ‘big house’ and be re-hydrated.

But this day was different. They weren’t labor pains they were all over sharp jabs in my belly and lower abdomen. Now, here is the part...believe or not.

A smell of lilacs, like the glade spray and sulphur overcame me. There was a squeezing of my belly. pressure like. I asked Rog if he could smell it, I was crying my nana is here, she’s here. Then just as quickly as the pain came on it was gone.

You see when I was younger my nana’s home always smelled like lilac glade and sulfur. The sulfur was from matches left in the bathroom for the ‘smellies‘. Ya know light a  match blow it out. Kills the smelly smell. Really it does. lol

I know in that minute my nana laid her hands on my belly and helped my girls. Believe it or not!  

We ended up taking the girls 3 weeks early as we could not fit a crane in the house to life me off the couch! lol At my shower I was measured 46 inches around. 6’ tall and almost 4’ round!!! rofl

I gave birth to Shelby and Ashley on May 23rd at 5:57pm and 5:59pm. Shelby was 6lb 6oz Ashley was 5lb 6oz.

Things were very strange when we got home. I could not make it up the stairs so the girls slept in their bassinets next to the couch where I slept. We were up every 3 hours so it was easier then running up and down the stairs up and down the stairs. I literally could not put one foot in front of the other to get up the stairs.

They assumed post-partum...hmmmm Put back on Zoloft which I had taken before. Within 2 hours my arms had a serious rash, it itched like crazy. Called the doc and they put me on a 6 day steroid pill pack. By the next day I felt pretty good.  

Stayed off any AD’s. I started having the ankle drop again and falling at least once a day. Same thing, bad ankles bad knees.  

In July of 1997 it got to be too much. I had not carried any of my lil ones for fear of falling while holding them. I went back to the doctor ready to rip them a new one. My doctor was no longer there so they sent me to see the P.A. I was a lil pissed a P.A. WTF! Well, he came in asked me about my sxs and then said, “let me see you walk.” hmmmmmm ok. I walked back and forth a few times and he said he wanted me to have an MRI. I asked what he thought but he said it was to rule things out.

Little did I know my life was about to change forever....

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      Mjmurphy wrote May 12, 2009
    • What an incredible story with your nana, I believe she was there too.

      OMG you were big girl, 4‘by6‘! lol

      Glad you started to get mad, this is so sad to think of what you must have been going through and the doctors telling you essentially that nothing was wrong, first it makes me sad and then it makes me really angry!

      Patiently awaiting next part...



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      Mztracy wrote May 12, 2009
    • 4×6 omg rofl!! I was too!

      When i was crying about my nana, rog was looking at me like i was having a psychotic breakdown. lol the poor guy.



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      Mztracy wrote May 12, 2009
    • ty annie.

      and i look at physicians assistants in a different light now. i think they sometimes do more and try harder. if it was not for him i would have be in limbo alot longer.

      no worries about commenting on the all. i think this is becoming a healing topic for me. it did not start that way, but putting it out there is helping me.



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      Mztracy wrote May 12, 2009
    • oh annie, it was so comforting. i kept saying ty nana i love you...



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 12, 2009
    • I think that’s wonderful that your nana was there in your time of need.
      I want to know if you ever went back and kicked the Dr’s a**?



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      Wittymom wrote May 12, 2009
    • These are great life stories Mztracy, I too have read each but this is my first comment. I love that your Nana came to help you out. I truly believe that she did.



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      Carolnphil wrote May 12, 2009
    • I believe that angels take many forms.  Some are human, some animal and some can’t be seen although you know when they are around.  I belive they are there to help us during our time of need, however long that may be.

      You are amazing!

      I also am on Zoloft.  Only 50mg a day.  It helps and I know I’m better with it than without. I wouldn’t intentionally ever go off it.  I had to during hospitalization and I remember telling the nurses that by Day 5 I will be ready to kill you so bring on the little blue pill!



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