Mastitis Sucks

I’m burning up- temperature’s rising and my face is the color of a tomato. I just started antibiotics and my doctor says it will be 24-48 hours until I feel better.

Of course, I’ve convinced myself that it’s not mastitis, but a rare strain of Avian Flu I contracted when I wiped hot, fresh bird shit off of Wito’s stroller this weekend.

You gotta love hypochondria.

  1. Filtering Life

    September 28, 2006 at 5:05 am

    Oh no…..STOP sharing the insanity or you will have my baby next month for me. Mastitis is like the herpes of post partum. Ugh, it sounds so awful. I don’t want my boobs to literly be heat seeking missles. I really do hope you feel better that is so awful. Every child you have after this point will be a cake walk. You are just knocking out all the mysteries of motherhood at once. You little trooper!

  2. Darren McLikeshimself

    September 28, 2006 at 7:22 am

    Gah! Whoorl! Get better!

  3. am'ti b

    September 28, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    noooooo-not the beloved titties.

  4. Kaili

    September 28, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    I had mastitis early on with Jaia, and any time I get a plugged duct, it feels like the start of it. I never did the antibiotics. I nursed him lots and lots, drank lots of fluids, took baths to massage my boobs (lovely), slept and it went away, oh yeah and an advil. Keep it up nursing Mama!

  5. kris

    September 29, 2006 at 8:18 am

    Oh God, this is just what you needed to keep up your energy as a new mom. Thanks Jebus.

  6. lei

    September 29, 2006 at 9:19 am

    hope you’re feeling better!

  7. Rachel

    September 29, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Aw, poor Whoorl! Jillian and I are sending you and your boobies love from New Jersey!

  8. Sarah

    September 30, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    I got mastitis with my 2nd when I was trying to wean him at 9 months…makes sense…you don’t nurse enough, you can easily get clogged. Not fun. High fevers, red boobs. It was so bad I couldn’t hold the child, let alone nurse him. Basically I made everyone leave me alone and weaned cold turkey and it was all a big nasty mess…imagine engorgement plus red hot fire. If you are still going to nurse…make sure to keep pumping and/or nursing as much as possible. Nursing is not for wimps.