it’s been 2 weeks almost since it started!!!
I’ve been in excruciating pain for almost two weeks now. My blocked duct is apparently ’5 or 6′ blocked ducts according to my physio Jo. I’ve been seeing her for a special type of ultrasound everyday since Monday. I should say that it has helped a lot in terms of reducing the pain by a lot and she has loosened up the milk ducts near my armpit area.
For the last two weeks, I’ve had to wake up every 2/3/4 hours to express or feed Aaliyah. As a result of leaving to feed much later than you should, I woke up with lumps in my right breast called blocked ducts. I waited until the next day to see a gp about it as it had never been that big or that before. So I saw a gp (not my usual) with my mother in law and she told me to apply heat, massage and take antibiotics incase of infection. I was a bit disappointed because I had expected her to do more or say more to help atleast in more ways. I got home and had a really bad headache and started to shiver. I quickly made dinner for us with my was ache and sore body and when I got to bed, I had a bad fever. I took medicines, still fed Aaliyah and took antibiotics throughout the night. The next morning I felt much better and the fever had vanished although I felt heaps cold and my sore breast was more inflamed and painful. I went and saw another gp with Nav a couple days later after i gave up on trying to squeeze all the milk out and she pretty much told me the same thing everyone else told me. Only this time, Nav and I had read online about an ultrasound that helps break up the ducts. But we needed a referral so we had to get one-pretty much the only reason why we came to the gp. I was soo upset at this point because all I wanted was for someone to help me get better and for some reason, this gp wouldn’t understand what we were talking about and referred us for an ultrasound scan instead!!! What the hell!!! I was literally in tears. So anyway I went and did the scan (in tears) and after balling my eyes at the scenographer she for a specialist to look at my scan and said “it’s not severe enough, come back on Monday if it hasn’t healed and we can drain it with a needle”. And then he left, but told me to try everything I already knew and had done!!! Hot towels, massage, hot shower, feeding and rest! Done done and done it all. Why don’t these people understand that I’m there for another way to fix this?! Argh soo upsetting! The next day I saw a physio (Jo) and she explained everything to me – use cold cabbage/ice NOT heat!, DO NOT massage! Using the ultrasound machine then feeding after wast that pleasant as it hurt but at night before going to bed, I felt much better! The next couple of days were pretty good too although the solid parts remained too solid. Which brings us to this point, aspiration surgery!! Pretty much a needle into my boob to drain The milk
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