Besides the lovely hospital socks I got from my D&C, I have a few other leftover 'charms' from my pregnancy. Or at least I think that's where they came from. Two of the earliest symptoms I had when I was so briefly pregnant were bloating and lower back pain. Historically, I had never really ridden the bloat boat, even during my periods, but most of my days with child were spent wondering how I'd fit the double chocolate chip milkshake into my gut. Trust me, somehow I managed. And while I've had lower back pain in the past, it was never like this-nothing so diabolically twisted as to come at a point in my life when I didn't even believe in taking tylenol.
So, since then, my body has played a sick, sick joke on me. No baby, but lots o' symptoms. Fun. I now consistently get bloated after eating every meal and have similar lower back pain for weeks at a time, none of which coincide with AF (which would make sense if it did as these symptoms are not partial to just being PG). Could it be that my 'chemistry' has changed since the pregnancy? Better yet, could it be that my body is stupid enough to still think its pregnant? Wouldn't surprise me. I mean, it's not exactly getting the lifetime achievement award for reproduction. Has this ever happened to any of you or (for those of you who might have an inkling) what in the Sam hell is happening here? (is that how the expression goes...Sam hell? I probably have it wrong and if not, where in the world did that come from?)