Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mastitis... again

We interrupt this radio silence to whine about mastitis... again.

For the record, this is the 4th time I've had it (in both breasts right after giving birth and 3 times on the right side now... twice since he turned a year old). I mean, seriously, WTF!? It just doesn't seem like I should be having this problem still. And it was rather nasty today. My breast was hurting pretty badly but I was in denial still and then I was achy all over for awhile and barely able to take care of Michael because I just hurt all over and wanted to sleep. Things got better in the afternoon (after we both took a little nap). My boob still hurts, but hopefully it will clear soon. I'm going to avoid antibiotics unless things get worse.

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And in another episode of WTF!? I got sample of Cover Girl's NatureLuxe Foundation. I haven't tried it yet because I'm sure the sample I got is too dark for my skintone, but as I was looking at the skintone options I noticed that the darkest shade (for African American skin) was called "Brazilnut". Perhaps this is only something that the racist people around here say (and oh yes, they do say it, even when you ask them not to), but the slang term for a brazilnut is EXTREMELY RACIST and I'm kinda shocked that CG would pick something that could potentially offend so many people. Really. WTF!?

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Ugh I heard that's pretty horrible. I hope you feel better soon!

Celia said...

Mastitis is awful, you are incredible for being able to stand it that many times. I have pretty much the saggiest boobs ever now because I only wear sleep bras when I have to and otherwise wear no bra at all. Because I got mastitis after wearing an underwire nursing bra and it was awful. I don't even know that the bra was the cause, but I don't want to find out and am superstitious about it. Just call me the Saggy Baggy Elephant.

I don't know if you heard about Bird's trick of a hot diaper on your boob but it feels awesome when you have an infection there.

Sophie said...

I've only had clogged ducts, and those were bad enough. I hope you feel better soon.

~Jess said...

Yuck! Hope you're doing better soon.

birdsandsquirrels said...

I am so sorry about the mastitis. Ugh. I hope you are on the mend now.

I am familiar with that horrible slang term for brazilnut as well, and I am shocked they would name a foundation shade that! I'm not sure if it is a regional slang term, but I grew up in CA and heard it there.

Chelle said...

I have no idea what that feels like, thankfully!, but I am so sorry that you have had to endure it 4 times!

I hope it goes away for good soon!