I’m whining again today, just to warn those of you who’d rather read something positive and upbeat. But it’s not so much that I’m in a bad mood. Yes, I’m frustrated that BabyN insists on being held right now, and sometimes even that isn’t enough to keep him happy (I’m guessing teething). Yes, I’m frustrated that PJ is being more of a 2-year-old than usual, complete with endless tantrums that render him inconsolable. Yes, I’m frustrated that I am forced to deal with both crying kids all by myself this week.
Yet those aren’t the big problem. My biggest problem is that I’m struggling a lot more to handle them right now because of the pain. I’m having this awful joint pain in just about every joint. Even typing this is difficult because of the wrist and finger movement involved. Walking isn’t easy, especially when carrying one child or the other. I’ve tried every kind of pain medicine we have, including the mega-Ibuprofen from giving birth. They don’t even dull the pain.
I don’t know what’s wrong, and as the pain increases, I’m starting to worry more. Has anybody dealt with this before? Do you have any ideas about what could be wrong? I need to get the pain under control as soon as possible so that I can continue to care for my boys properly.