When I am pregnant my rib cage has to spread in order to accommodate the girth of my pregnant belly. It is as painful as it sounds. To add to the pain, because the rib cage is so wide and my guts are pushed up so high to allow for the baby, at times, when I bend, my internal organs get trapped between the outside of my ribs and my skin......or so it feels to me.
I have had that same pain for the last few weeks. Including the gut trapping bending.
No, I am not pregnant. I've peed on the stick two times now just to be sure because we all know the Big Man upstairs has a sense of humor and I'm known for being fun to tease. That and the fact that I have been unabashedly announcing that we are 100% done adding to our family. It is like I'm setting myself up for something like that.
That being said, what the heck!
I am in so much pain by the end of the night. Tonight I reach over my head and burst into tears from the pain of what I can only describe as someone throwing my stomach against my ribs, only my stomach was made of cement with pieces of sharp glass on the surface.
It doesn't hurt to laugh, meaning they are not broken. What they are exactly I do not have the answer.
Maybe it is just my ribs coming back together?
I hope it is over soon. I'd like to be able to twist and bend again without fear of causing internal bleeding.