A post specially dedicated to mommas battling with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).
In one of my previous posts, I used the hashtag #hyperemesisgravidarum and received responses from HG support groups and people who are currently supporting their loved one going through HG. I’m so glad that slowly but surely, HG is getting more of its much needed awareness now.
Back when I was struggling with HG, I felt so lost and constantly overwhelmed by guilt and confusion. Almost no one around me knew about HG and it didn’t help that even medical practitioners were undermining HG and constantly brushing it off as “morning sickness”. While HG is an extreme case of severe morning sickness, it doesn’t only happen in the morning, and it isn’t just a mild sickness or discomfort.
When everyone around you referred to HG as #morningsickness and told you that it should go away after the first trimester (for me, it didn’t) and to just take some crackers/ginger tea/sour plum/Coke/etc, yet nothing helped to stop your #nausea and #pukefest (I’m talking about throwing up 5-20 times a day, it can be worse for other HG moms), you’d start hating your body and questioning why you are so weak. Why does everyone else who had morning sickness able to go on life as usual but you can’t? Why is your body failing you?
Only HG moms will understand that these phrases can be hurtful to fellow HG moms - “Pregnancy is not a disability” or “It’s all in your mind”. Because we are not delusional or overreacting, HG is real and it can cause one to be temporarily “handicapped” when throwing up is all you do the whole day.
HG robs away the joy of pregnancy, causes so much guilt, heartache and self doubt, and as much as you know that there is light at the end of the challenging 9-month tunnel, it’s difficult to imagine that day to come when you are in the middle of suffering through HG. HG messes up your mind so much that on the rare good days that you are not throwing up, you are worried if your baby is OK, you will wonder if you are still pregnant because HG pregnancy is the only kind of #pregnancy you know and you’ve adjusted to that as your new normal.
There is something *so right* about rushing to get the @hakanbeibi Drunk Dial finished in time for @pukefest2020 Now we can get on the phone and say things like "This isn't sort of game, goddamnit. This is for PUKE FEST!"
2 weeks ago
The little patient. #pukefest 2019. No fever, thank goodness. Just a lot of puke. 🤢🤮
Don't forget #pukefest is coming to Michigan Saturday, November 9th!
3 weeks ago
Every now and then I make poor life choices and as an older pup I feel like I need to share my wisdom. Well when we were on our road trip a couple of weeks ago, I happened to have the opportunity to eat an entire bag of treats...not just any bag, a ONE POUND bag of the richest meatiest bestest treats possible. Giddy with pure enthusiasm I gobbled down every last treat not even really bothering to chew (this became apparent later in the evening, ew!). Anyhoo, I was loving life with my belly full of delight. 🍖
Mom seem none too happy but perhaps that's because I did not share?!? Hours passed and mom forgot to feed me dinner. I started to feel a rumbly in my tumbly... Take that Mom, you need to feed me now!
The rumbly intensified and that's when I finally had a moment of teeny tiny regret. An alien emerged from my belly in the form of barely chewed meaty treats...Oh the horror! I was relegated to the bathroom to think about my poor decisions and to try to keep my alien beast away from the rest of the Airbnb. I went from living the life to living the tragedy. I could barely lay down and my walk became a slow waddle...I really did a number on myself. 🍖
After a few hours of sleep I was finally able to move around again. Once again life was looking good. 🍖
Now I know I was supposed to share some wisdom... I just can't remember what that wisdom was. Anyhoo, does anyone have any treats?!? 😆
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! They might be the best power-pop / pop-punk band on the planet and we finally will have them play our Fest: The Yum Yums all the way from Norway!!! These guys have been playing, released records and toured all over the world since 1993 and now they are gonna play an exclusive show at Puke-Fest 2020.
Their sweet songs, a mix of Ramones, The Beat, The Rubinoos, The Real Kids, Devil Dogs Breeze, The Vacant Lot, Psychotic Youth, garnished with a bit of 1960s girlie bands, Surf and 1970s glam, made the Yum Yums become the hottest Powerpop band ever! Can't wait!!!
#pukefest#pukefest2020#pop-punk #power-pop #norway
Great news! The rumors are true!! Sweatpants Party is coming to town!!! Sweatpants Party is the new punkrock band from Kevin Aper (The Apers, Monster Zero, Jizz Kids). Together with a selected army of all-star poppunx, including (ex-) members of The 20 Belows, Jagger Holly, Stockkampf, Ratcliffs and more, SPP means business. Hailing from Innsbruck, Tirol, it's all about punk, pop and party. Somewhere between The Queers, Mean Jeans, NOFX's The Longest Line, free beers and bad comedy. Throw in all the classic jukebox hits, some Spits, Weasel and MOTO and a unhealthy dose of Nintendo, and you're good to go!!!
Now I need a beer! Stay tuned for our final band reveal on Sunday around 18:00 MET...
1 month ago
Today is the first day she made me sea sick 🤮 #pukefest
The mighty Teenage Bubblegums are playing Puke-Fest 2020!!! Yet another great band from Italia. There must be something in the water. Friendly, active punkrockers that care about their scene, and support other bands. Add a great sense of humour and a shitload of killer songs, and we're in business. Ally, Billy and Mingu represent the 1-2-3-4 GO! Oh, and of course they are bringing their new album "In limbo"!!!
Look who dusted themselves off and are playing @pukefest2020?! The Favorats released two EP’s on Stardumb in the early 2000’s and then disappeared. Happy to see they’re back. #favorats#pukefest
1 month ago
Unbelievable!!! The Favorats are back for good! And they are gonna play their first show in 16 years at Puke-Fest 2020! How good is that? This legendary "Emsland-Hype" band was originally formed in 1998 and released two records on Stardumb Records until they broke up in 2003. But now they are back and here to stay. Don't miss their reunion-show at the Fest! And don't say we didn't tell you!!!
1 month ago
Finally!!! Dorkatron are playing Puke-Fest 2020! The four nerds from Klagenfurt, Austria are always ready for A+ graded schoolyard action, songs about science, computer games and kinky classroom management. Some of them used to jam with with the DeeCracks, but school got in the way of rock n roll.
So glad they are coming to Münster next year!!!
Yes!!! We wanted them to play our hometown for years now, but somehow it never worked out. But now the mighty Hakan are here!!!
Some might say Hakan are Bergamo/Italy's Garage punk band #1 playing a killer mix of garage punk and power pop. Think early Marked Men with a snottier edge, Radioactivity, Kidnappers, even Mind Spiders! Coincidence? Well...,the Bergamo based group has a lot in common with the Texas bands: first the taste for acidicand melancholic melodies and then the unhealthy tendency to pop-punk with a thousand per hour. Nevertheless, the Hakan remain the Hakan and don't miss a beat on their records!!
This one is plain awesome!!! The Hallingtons are coming all the way from Norway to play Puke-Fest 2020! Make no mistake, the Hallingtons do not pretend. They love Ramones and pay their respects. Old-school punkrock, played by three dudes that share beers, lead-vocals and songwriting duties. No trends, no fashion, just love for a scene and all that comes with it.
So happy and proud to have them! <3
1 month ago
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