Tag: sick

A Bath?

When you’re pregnant and the topic of baths comes up, people tend to advise not to have too hot a bath. I like my baths reasonably hot – they relieve my back and leg pains – and my belly protrudes far enough in front of me that it’s rarely covered by the water.

Now, my first question: how hot is too hot?

My flu-induced cough has brought on a whole new world of pain in the way of pretty severe round ligament pains. I’ve been trying to read as much as I can about it and have found that it says the same just about everywhere: “If the pain is severe and happening frequently, consult your practitioner.”

My second and third questions: how severe do they have to be? And would frequency of a cough count as frequent?

I’ve said I’ll be back at work tomorrow and I really don’t know how I’m going to stop myself from curling up in a weeping ball every time this dreadful cough takes me by surprise.