Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy 2 Year Anniversary to Me!

Two years post decompression and I am 27 weeks pregnant with twin boys...could it be any better?! :)

I get asked a lot about my plans for the birth...and truth is, I don't really have a plan. There are just too many variables that will come into play and will require a "game time" decision. I trust my doctor, my husband, and myself. I've been through enough pain and medical procedures to know what I can handle, and my husband does too. (He also knows not to let anyone near me with Percocet - EVER!) I'm definitely looking forward to the experience! It'll be the first time I get to go to the hospital when it's not a major procedure to fix something that's wrong with me...I'm even more excited than I was for my decompression!

I feel that in many ways, my Chiari and my decompression surgery helped prepare me for the upcoming delivery. I'm loving being pregnant, and while the belly is starting to get uncomfortable, it's nothing compared to living with my Chiari symptoms for years.

This is just my story of my experience with Chiari. Until I was diagnosed, I'd never heard of it, and I just want more people to be aware of it. I'm not a doctor, so don't quote me on any of this stuff - k? If you are looking for information about Chiari Malformation, a lot of the more informative posts are the older ones.