Nov 17, 2010
Holy crap, I have just come down with mastitis as of yesterday and today, I am in *agony!*
It hurts to inhale a deep breath.
It hurts to turn my torso.
It hurts to lift my arms.
And nursing my baby? Ohmuhgosh, please just shoot me!!! When he latches on or pulls off--dear God, the pain is literally blinding and I want to throw up.
My back, neck and shoulders ache. I can barely tolerate the pain of wearing a bra, much less lifting my arms to pull a shirt over my head!
I got antibiotics this morning and I'll be living off Ibuprofen like candy for the next 24-48 hours, and walking around nursing my boobs (pardon the pun) with warm cloths.
My mom's sheep occasionally had to be treated for mastitis when she bred them. I always thought it was such a pain to have to help her hold them down to milk them out or let their lambs nurse when they'd get engorged because they wouldn't want their lambs to nurse. They would kick and thrash and BAAAAAAAAA.
Now...I totally understand why.
This is utterly miserable (pardon the pun again).