Just wanted to share my SPD experience so far:
After struggling with severe pain since 24 weeks - although keep getting told this is very unusual I hit the point last Thursday that I could no longer manage at home (30 weeks pregnant) and went to my maternity Ax unit who admitted me for pain control.
After 4 days in the hospital and exceptional midwife care I was discharged home.
Unfortunately I find the different medical opinions very upsetting at times
Having being told by different consultants that I can have a varied range of pain killers to manage the pain and have I seen the physio - to which I repeated I have done and they have told me there is little they can help with at this stage I was informed over the weekend that I would be kept in till my pain was at a level that I could at least lie comfortably at home the team on Monday then informed me there isnt much they can do - I can have these pain killers - a significant step down for what I was given while in the hospital and discharged home. They told me they are very concerned that I am low in mood and feel I should speak to someone with regards to this. I was asked if someone in my family could come and help me for a while to which I said no as they are not in the area and then on the discharge summary they put admitted due to lack of support at home and severe SPD.
I feel a little let down by the medical team as felt - is it unusual to be miserable when you have been in agony for weeks and are being told that you are likely to be in agony for the next 9-10 weeks and there is no solution to the problem?!
I also felt their comments on the discharge summary were quite offensive to my husband who is trying the best he can however as I am not able to work as i can hardly move he cannot also not work and be at home to wait on me hand and foot all day
Does anyone have any stories to share about how they are managing their SPD and any further tips / advice?