I have not been writing a lot because I have been too busy feeling like crap.
This pregnancy has been particularly demanding and very difficult. I have been diagnosed with Hyperemisis Gravidarum which is morning sickness on steroids.
It is awful. Constant nausea. Frequent vomiting. Fatigue. Dehydration.
Some people have compared dealing with HG as similar to how a chemo patient feels, without the hair loss.
It sucks because I am not the mom that I should be. I can't take my kids outside as much. Running and playing with them is out.
My family has had to make do with whatever food I can stand the thought of or smell of. It is very hard because there is no way to describe the feeling. So many people do not understand the relentless nausea and sickness. Some even say it is in my head.
My doctor has prescribed a few medications. Sometimes they can take the edge off. Often they do not. Often I can't keep the medication down. Frustrating.
Hyperemisis typically improves as a pregnancy progresses but it does generally last longer than typical morning sickness.
This is my last my pregnancy. I am trying desperately to enjoy it, but good heavens, I am struggling.