I’ve made it to the third trimester, kinda like arriving at third base, with the home plate in sight. For the most part, it’s exciting and I’m really enjoying it.
But not surprising to me at all, my lower back, has, well, you could say hit an all time low. Quick recap: By the end of the day, if I sit down on our sofa or lay down in bed, I actually cannot get up on my own (or without severe pain). I have a horrible “pinching” and “burning” sensation that is so painful, that it makes getting out of my current position, or heaven forbid walk up a flight of stairs (which we have three of in my home), virtually impossible.
Feel free to call me grandma, just don’t mock my walker with tennis balls on its front legs, please.
Anyway, I was at my doctor last week and I casually mentioned my back and the issues I’m having with it.
She replied: “You need a structured back brace, and I’m not talking about one of those silly belly band things either.”
So for the past few days, I’ve been doing a little research. This strong as steel belly band piece of armor thing is going to set me back a pretty penny, that’s for sure. But, given that I still have 11 (or more) weeks of getting bigger (and way bigger), I don’t feel I have much of a choice.
It just looks, um, really uncomfortable for a girl whose wardrobe necessities include leggings, yoga pants, or simply no pants at all.
How about you? Have you ever had to wear a structured back brace before? How was it?
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