Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Update: I am Still Here, But.....

Hi everyone.

I am happy to announce that May 4th we welcomed the newest member to our family.

 
C.K.and her toys

Which means I am not pregnant anymore, but I am sleep deprived and running around like a goofball after three little ones six and under. It doesn't give me much time to blog, manage my facebook group, or apparently even read blogging comments (I had 18!).

The good news, to all you pregnant mamma's out there that have Hyperemesis Gravidarium - it goes away pretty much instantly after you have the baby. I was sick several times a day up until I gave birth. I had little C.K. and now nothing. I no longer take Zofran, and didn't even ask for a refill during my six week follow up.

So I apologize for not being around much. I still have emetophobia, but after the nine (actually ten) month long puke fest I feel like I have had so much exposure therapy to knock my phobia down to a seriously manageable level.  I can even touch raw meat and didn't go wild bleaching after we had a cookout. I am not 100% cured, but feeling pretty darn positive that I have gotten through my bought with emetophobia and I am just going to kick the rest of the fear that is left in me out whether it wants to leave or not.

So stay tuned for more updates, how I am doing, wether I will every do anything with my facebook Emetophobia group, and when I am going to get around to writing that darn e-book.

Best wishes,

Robin


4 comments:

Felle said...

Welcome back!

Felle said...

Welcome back!

Lisa said...

I have dealt with Emetophobia for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't understand at all and I have to try to act normal when he is sick. I got a call from him this afternoon and he is home with the stomach bug. I'm trying to think of all kind of reasons not to go home until later just so I won't be exposed. I know he will get upset with me, but I just can't face it. Does anyone fell the same way? How do you handle it?

Lisa said...

I have dealt with Emetophobia for as long as I can remember. I finally have my kids raised but still have to worry about my husband getting sick. He is home today with a stomach bug. He doesn't understand why it scares me so much. I am trying to think of any reason I can not to go home until later just so I won't be exposed. Does anyone ever feel this way? How do you deal with it?