Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 10, 2010

One year ago today, I discovered that Werther's Originals helped the nausea. It was hard being at work everyday. I sat at my desk in a haze of nausea and each day dragged by. I had started to notice that if I had something in my mouth, the nausea wasn't as bad. So one day at lunch, I went to a Pharma Plus and spent about 20 minutes looking at the ingredients in all of the candy they had. I wanted to get something with as few preservatives as possible. I felt so sick standing there. I was too hot and the nausea always got worse when I was too hot. Then I looked at the Werther's bag and saw that it only had about 5 ingredients, all of which I knew what they were and compared well to the 10-15 unknown ingredients everything else had, so I bought a bag. Having the Werther's made such a huge difference.

I still find Werther's candies in coat pockets and in purses that I used back then. Even though they look a little worse for wear and I wouldn't eat them, I can't bring myself to throw them out. I still have the receipt and it now lives in the box of Jacob's things.


I was never without some Werther's with me after that. It made the subway trips to and from work better. Not great, but better.

Our routine when getting on the subway was to take my coat off as soon as we got on the train. Otherwise I felt like I was burning up and the nausea got alot worse. Then I would ride much of the way to work with my head on Ted's shoulder. I was always such a relief when we got to work. I miss those days though.

Today I was going through some files on my computer at work and found a picture taken on March 5, 2010 when Laurie and Ben came to visit. My friend Jen took the picture with her iphone. I felt pretty sick at the time, but I was happy.

6 comments:

Jaime said...

Aww, a super sweet reminder.

xo

Melissa said...

I used to eat Werther's with Mikayla's pregnancy too. I had forgotten all about it until you just mentioned it.

Elaine said...

When I was pregnant with Blaine I remember trying dried candied ginger and other "natural" things to chew and suck on. Didn't work but I did go through a stage where oddly, root beer and cheese helped. It's funny how our bodies react.
I'm a collector of things too. I just cannot throw out anything that has anything to do with Blaine. I even have the cardboard paper that his box of ashes came in from the funeral home. Even though it is ripped and crumpled up it is a part of his life.

biojen said...

I just recently found my motion sickness bands I used when I went on the boat at work. The funny thing was the boat always made the nausea better, even without the bands. I started wearing them in the car and was really surprised no one figured out why. I think I will put those in Aiden's box - thanks for the idea.

Olivia's Mom said...

It made me smile when you mentioned that you put the receipt in Jacob's box. I did the same thing with similar things while pregnant with Liv. Any/all receipts linked to Liv in any way are in her box. They all have little memories attached...

On another note, I could totally go for some Werther's now. :)

Drew's Parents said...

What special memories! <3 I am so glad that you found the receipt and that you put it with Jacob's mementos. You look so happy and beautiful in your picture with Ben. Already a very proud mommy! <3 <3 <3 Big Big Hugs!