Tazzy, your story gave me goosebumps! I am so glad you're okay after all of that. There's actually about twelve specific maneuvers for shoulder dystocia, usually starting with pulling the legs back, pushing down just above the pelvic bone to force the shoulder out, manually grabbing one of the shoulders and pulling it out, flipping mom to all fours, breaking the collarbone of the baby, breaking the mom's ligaments to open the pelvis, and finally the pushing the head back in and doing a C-section. One of the nurses said she once saw a 10-minute dystocia. I cannot even imagine!!!
Yes, we did miss you, and glad you're back.
I am so happy to be done with my day shifts and able to get back on nights. Immediately I have been staying up until 1-2am, which shows I am definitely more of a night shifter.
Ryan's back gave out again yesterday (the fourth time since we've been together) and so I am driving him to and from work today and tomorrow to give him a rest (both of our cars are manual drive). The doctor at the urgent care yesterday really scolded him for never following up with an MRI to determine the source of the injury, but every urgent care doctor he's seen just gave him prescriptions and notes for work. She got on his case about getting a primary doctor (the final push he needed, I think - I have been telling him that for years) and really following up. We also discussed the need for both of us to find a massage therapist because both of us have very tight muscles in our lower backs. I haven't had a massage in almost a year, and longer for him. Although our budget needs to be focused on paying off our debt, we also need to take care of our health, which may mean cutting other things out for a while.
Okay, I'm off to bake a chocolate cake for small group tonight. Our pastor is back from vacation and they host Friday nights for four other couples and us; everyone's about the same age - late twenties/early thirties. Ryan will be working as he often is, but it's good fellowship for me because I often have to miss church due to my schedule.
Have a good weekend all! If you have a PICNIC, write about it.