For those who don't know, at 20 weeks I had emergency surgery to place a cerclage. Basically, my cervix was shortening and well ... that's not good. So off to the hospital John and I went on Good Friday, the surgery was schedule at Awful O'Clock the next morning. Everything went well, and I was put on bedrest until today.
Tomorrow I will return to modified work duties with chair-rest being the focal point of my day. John is leaving for a conference and he's scrambling to set things up so I am on my feet as little as possible when I get home. Of course - there's no great way to get around walking Rocky and Dyce, so they will be my very light exercise twice a day.
This week I get to explore what having Gestational Diabetes will mean for Lyra and I. My ever supportive John is currently in the kitchen prepping diabetic meals for me. I was tested for GD Monday and got the official news on Thursday.
It's really challenging having this diagnosis and food/drug allergies. Fortunately, the largest obstacles seems to be cutting down my carbohydrate intake. Sadly, this means that in the glorious height of summer I cannot gorge on fruit. The silver lining for me is the opportunity to explore other culture's food and finding creative ways to balance my meals. "You don't need more veggies in your diet" said No One ... ever.
John and I will continue our flexitarian ways but we'll definitely have more vegan meals through the week!.