Sitting here, thinking back about the autumn and the hell I went through with vomiting, radical weight loss and an undescribable despair. I felt so lonely, like I was isolated in a big black hole not seeing the light. No rabbits coming to dig med up towards the light from this black hole. However, at the moment my belly is quite huge, and I do feel quite well, at least if comparing to how it was. The nausea won`t leave my body but as long as I can function and enjoy things I´m quite pleased. We´re actually on our way to the hospital in half an our for a visiting round that they arrange for parents to be. Today is the HG awareness day and I think the best way to get a sense of the diagnosis is to read the following comments on Help HER foundations blog which you can find HERE, nothing is sugarcoated, the stories are voices of real women and their personal experiences. And of course I just have to post a picture of Kate Middleton since we were hospitalized at the same time. Even my mum had read about a royalty suffering from the same thing as her daughter in the newspaper up on the westcoast. Actually I heard a lot of it "Pia, did you hear the dutchess has the same thing as you have" and also jokes about "you have the royalty disease", haha. It somehow turned out quite comforting, it made me feel I was not alone. Think I`m gonna celebrate with some pizza and Ice cream, just because I can.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Well, what can I say. Been slow here again. Been sick again. Upon all that it turns out my macbook is not functioning well and I haven`t learned how to blog with my I-pad yet. I would need to update the programs on my macbook but can`t do it since the cd-reader have totally quit functioning (tried a cleaning-cd today without result) so I need to go to a mac-shop and fix this. And of course, all the problems with the pregnancy doesn`t make it any easier. Anyhow, this blog or a new blog probably will find its form after the pregnancy. But in the meanwhile I post you this lovely song from this lovely man, on a lovely spring day like this. You know, here in Finland days like these with sun and warmth and no snow are considered pure luxury. Oh, and by the way, I have only one day left at work on monday, and then I go on maternity leave. Trying to grasp it all, I really don`t get it, not at all.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
What Can I say, I`m a sucker for stuff like this. She knows me in and out. On sick leave the whole week beacuse of flu so now I´m going back to bed. But when feeling better I will pamper myself without no limits. Especially hooked on the hand and foot salve, heaven!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Haha, the most common comments I´ve gotten due to my pregnancy has to do with Kate Middleton, since we were both hospitalized at the same time for the same reason. Heard comments like "You`re our own Kate", "We have a royalty at our coffeetable". It`s kind of weird but she has given me strength somehow, and I never ever follow gossip about any Royal families. But this piece was made when I had a better day and could sit up and draw (the result is not the best technically but the drawing had big personal value to me, still was feeling quite weak). Hypermesis is indeed blind to money, social class or status, when it hits, it hits each and everyone hard, no matter what your roots or position in society are. I guess, I find that comforting somehow.