Oh, and I forgot to thank everyone for the well wishes. Thanks, luckily we all seem to be feeling a bit better today, functional.
Bendmom -- A pouch is generally a baby carrier without rings, a sling generally has rings. Here are a few links to the different kinds of slings.
Here's the Maya Wrap, which is an unpadded ring sling. http://mayawrap.com/p_mayawrap.php
Here is my original sling, which is padded, I personally didn't like it because it was just too much padding and I didn't like that it could only tighten up so much, but some people like them.http://www.otsbh.net/slings/slings.html
Then there are two types of pouches, adjustable pouches with either zippers or snaps, or non-adjustable pouches (which is the kind I have, very simple and easy).
Here is the Maya Wrap adjustable pouch.http://mayawrap.com/p_mwpouch.php
Here is a Hotsling which is non-adjustable.http://hotslings.com/
There is also the New Native pouch, which is pretty well known.http://www.newnativebaby.com/
I've heard a lot of good things about hotslings on Mothering, but my friend who bought one said that the opening was too tight and her and her daughter are both very small
Also, the key to getting a non-adjustable pouch is too make sure it's the right size, when it's too big or too small it just isn't right, but when it's the right size, it's perfect.
Then there are so many other kinds of baby carriers out there, and of course, my links only show a small portion of companies that make slings and pouches. Here is a link to a website that has all different kinds of baby carriers.http://store.peppermint.com/baby-slings-by-name.html
Wow, I'm sure that was more than anybody every wanted to know, but there you go.