- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I’ve just come back from my amazing honeymoon following my amazing wedding last Saturday (recaps will follow!) and we had an incredible time. However, I’d like to take a moment to say that my body is clearly not very happy with me at the moment! And to warn you against ignoring your own bodies’ signals that they aren’t well.
I was worried about hayfever (which turns me into a snivelly, swollen red faced demon who can’t breathe properly) so my GP prescribed me some extra strength antihistamines to head that off at the pass. My period wasn’t due, so I wasn’t worried about that.
Over the past couple of months I’ve been losing weight pretty rapidly without dieting or exercising (and I’ve spoken to my GP who’s done blood tests and isn’t worried about it). Despite lacing my dress up absolutely as tightly as it would go, my wedding dress was too big! It just about stayed up, but I did have to keep pulling it up all day. At one point 2 of my aunts came from behind and yanked it up as it had slipped. This was irritating, but I just played along and laughed the day away.
Also, on the morning of the wedding I felt a sharp pain in the right-hand side of my back, which I ignored because it was my wedding day. The pain worsened the day after the wedding, I came over very strange and delusional on Sunday night and was sent to bed by my new husband and mother-in-law (we were staying at her house). I still didn’t feel well during the day on Monday and felt like I needed to throw up all day. Then on Monday night, I had a fever and barely slept. We were due to go on honeymoon at 7am on Tuesday morning. Mr CL kept telling me we could cancel and that I needed to go to hospital. I refused because we were going on honeymoon.
I spent the majority of the honeymoon exhausted and in considerable pain. I wasn’t eating properly. We had an amazing time, but I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to. To top it all off, my period came completely out of time late on Monday night and ended on Friday afternoon, i.e. only over the time we were on honeymoon I could have coped with that by itself, but combined with the pain in my back it made me incredibly miserable.
Now we’re home, I’ve been to see the doctor and it turns out I’ve had a kidney infection. The moral of the story? Don’t ignore your health, folks! I spent the whole honeymoon feeling really very sick because I was too stubborn to get myself checked out before we left. Plus, it all meant that Mr CL and I really weren’t able to enjoy being intimate as I was in so much pain. It’s not the end of the world, but it may have turned out far different had I been to the doctor on Monday, got the medication I needed and not suffered throughout the honeymoon. Le sigh.