OT: one of those days...

OT: one of those days...

Post by off kilter quilte » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:14:30



Well, I'm home and somewhat coherent, so I guess that's a positive way
to start this off.

Yesterday morning, I was awake at 430am or thereabouts sick in the
bathroom, trying not wo wake anybody else up....by 8pm yesterday
evening, I was in the ER because the docs thought it was my appendix.
At around 130am this morning, they sent me home - this after having to
deal with an IV, drink 2 bottles of diet Sprite with some sort of dye
added to it, and not knowing what was going on.  Thankfully my dear
friend (who also happens to be the nurse at my doctors office, where I
had an appointment yesterday, so she knew how sick I was), came over to
the house to sit with the kids so that Ken could come up to the ER with
me.  Yes, I had driven mysefl because we didn't want to drag the
children to the ER and disrupt their sleeping schedule - my decision.

Anyway, after poking, prodding, pushing, grimacing, getting a CAT scan
with really funky dye injected - sudden feeling of HOT *all* over and
not a dang thing I could do about it - they sent me home.  No enlarged
appendix, nothing else that they could see.  Doc, DH, and I ran down a
few things - apparently nurse didn't relay all the information that I
had given her because doc was unaware that I had seen my doc yesterday
afternoon and that the on call doc was the one who told me to get to the
ER.  Also didn't know that I had gotten sick like this a month ago, and
prior to switching back to my "regular" birth control pills, had been
getting sick like this every other week.

So....have to call docs office and get referral to OB-Gyn office (doc is
general practitioner), figure out what I'm supposed to do now, since it
doesn't look like I can take any pill...this NEVER happened before I did
the Depo shots, so I don't know what is going on.  it may come down to
surgery in the end because I can't keep getting sick like this every
month - Ken has to take off work to take care of the children because I
can't keep anything down and I can't stay awake.

The ER doc mentioned something called "middleschmertz" or something, and
said that this could be the problem.  WTF??!!!???  I have *never* heard
of this, and as I said, never had this before, so I am totally confused.

Haven't even been interested in getting the wallhanging finished that
was supposed to go to our pastor, was supposed to take DS to karate last
night and then go to choir, where I was going to get some slacks from
the pastors wife that she needs made into shorts (missions trip to Papau
NEw Gunie, and they told her that she should wear "scrub shorts" in the
ER because, even with the A/C, it will be at least 80 degrees).
Needless to say, that didn't get done at all.  Today is a little better
in that I don't feel sick and have been able to eat.  I started putting
together the playset for DS, hoping that it will be finished in time for
his birthday party on Saturday.  Didn't get a whole lot done, but at
least it is started.  MOm and Dad will be getting here sometime tomorrow
"early", so maybe Dad and I can work on it some more, or maybe he and
MOm will work on it a bit, who knows.

Mother will be arriving sometime tomorrow night, probably after the
children have gone to sleep, because that's when she normally gets here.
  We are supposed to have a total of 7 5 and 6 yos plus a 14yo to run
interference here on Saturday.  Ice cream, sodas, snacks, and a candy
and toy filled pinata....no food because I didn't want to deal with
different food allergies and such...party is after lunchtime ....still
have to make the goodie bags <sigh>.

Larisa, just rambling after trying to read the messages coheerently and
getting hopelessly lost

 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by Kellie J. Berge » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:37:37


get your gallbladder checked too please if you still have it, it could give
a lot of those symptoms

kellie
glad to be rid of hers



Quote:
> Well, I'm home and somewhat coherent, so I guess that's a positive way to
> start this off.

> Yesterday morning, I was awake at 430am or thereabouts sick in the
> bathroom, trying not wo wake anybody else up....by 8pm yesterday evening,
> I was in the ER because the docs thought it was my appendix. At around
> 130am this morning, they sent me home - this after having to deal with an
> IV, drink 2 bottles of diet Sprite with some sort of dye added to it, and
> not knowing what was going on.  Thankfully my dear friend (who also
> happens to be the nurse at my doctors office, where I had an appointment
> yesterday, so she knew how sick I was), came over to the house to sit with
> the kids so that Ken could come up to the ER with me.  Yes, I had driven
> mysefl because we didn't want to drag the children to the ER and disrupt
> their sleeping schedule - my decision.

> Anyway, after poking, prodding, pushing, grimacing, getting a CAT scan
> with really funky dye injected - sudden feeling of HOT *all* over and not
> a dang thing I could do about it - they sent me home.  No enlarged
> appendix, nothing else that they could see.  Doc, DH, and I ran down a few
> things - apparently nurse didn't relay all the information that I had
> given her because doc was unaware that I had seen my doc yesterday
> afternoon and that the on call doc was the one who told me to get to the
> ER.  Also didn't know that I had gotten sick like this a month ago, and
> prior to switching back to my "regular" birth control pills, had been
> getting sick like this every other week.

> So....have to call docs office and get referral to OB-Gyn office (doc is
> general practitioner), figure out what I'm supposed to do now, since it
> doesn't look like I can take any pill...this NEVER happened before I did
> the Depo shots, so I don't know what is going on.  it may come down to
> surgery in the end because I can't keep getting sick like this every
> month - Ken has to take off work to take care of the children because I
> can't keep anything down and I can't stay awake.

> The ER doc mentioned something called "middleschmertz" or something, and
> said that this could be the problem.  WTF??!!!???  I have *never* heard of
> this, and as I said, never had this before, so I am totally confused.

> Haven't even been interested in getting the wallhanging finished that was
> supposed to go to our pastor, was supposed to take DS to karate last night
> and then go to choir, where I was going to get some slacks from the
> pastors wife that she needs made into shorts (missions trip to Papau NEw
> Gunie, and they told her that she should wear "scrub shorts" in the ER
> because, even with the A/C, it will be at least 80 degrees). Needless to
> say, that didn't get done at all.  Today is a little better in that I
> don't feel sick and have been able to eat.  I started putting together the
> playset for DS, hoping that it will be finished in time for his birthday
> party on Saturday.  Didn't get a whole lot done, but at least it is
> started.  MOm and Dad will be getting here sometime tomorrow "early", so
> maybe Dad and I can work on it some more, or maybe he and MOm will work on
> it a bit, who knows.

> Mother will be arriving sometime tomorrow night, probably after the
> children have gone to sleep, because that's when she normally gets here.
> We are supposed to have a total of 7 5 and 6 yos plus a 14yo to run
> interference here on Saturday.  Ice cream, sodas, snacks, and a candy and
> toy filled pinata....no food because I didn't want to deal with different
> food allergies and such...party is after lunchtime ....still have to make
> the goodie bags <sigh>.

> Larisa, just rambling after trying to read the messages coheerently and
> getting hopelessly lost


 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by Aliso » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:57:17


FYI - Mittleshmertz means "middle pain" in German. ie in the middle of
one's menstrual cycle. The pain comes about as a result of the little
cyst that forms around the ovum just before it ripens and bursts
releasing the egg/ovum into the fallopian tubes. That little naturally
occuring cyst can cause all sorts of grief for some women, especially if
it gets a bit bigger than usual (there aint a lot of room in the ovaries
and tubes).
The change in hormones as a result of the different contraceptive pill
may be causing your body to react differently each cycle when the egg is
produced/released from your ovaries.
It's a real bother when you experience this pain, so I feel for you and
hope that things get better for you soon.

Alison in Canberra

 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by off kilter quilte » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 11:30:48


Quote:

> get your gallbladder checked too please if you still have it, it could give
> a lot of those symptoms

> kellie
> glad to be rid of hers

That was one of the things my regular doc mentioned, so I will probably
end up having the ultrasound that she wanted, just not sure when yet.
She is also concerned about my pancreas.  The way this is looking, the
kids will have to vaguely ill parents, which is what is more upsetting
to me right now.  It's hard enough with Daddy sick because of his
kidneys, but if something like this comes up for Mommy, who knows what
will happen...ARGH!!!
 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by Julia in M » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 11:35:02


Quote:

> The change in hormones as a result of the different contraceptive pill
> may be causing your body to react differently each cycle when the egg is
> produced/released from your ovaries.

It's been awhile since I had to think about this :) but I thought that
***contraceptives stopped ovulation, so there shouldn't be any eggs
released.

Julia in MN

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OT: one of those days...

Post by off kilter quilte » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 11:38:30


Quote:


>> The change in hormones as a result of the different contraceptive pill
>> may be causing your body to react differently each cycle when the egg
>> is produced/released from your ovaries.

> It's been awhile since I had to think about this :) but I thought that
> ***contraceptives stopped ovulation, so there shouldn't be any eggs
> released.

> Julia in MN

no, there shouldn't, you are correct, Julia, which is why it is even
more confusing...unless, of course, it is the wrong strength pill <sigh>
 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by Aliso » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:25:49


Quote:



>>> The change in hormones as a result of the different contraceptive
>>> pill may be causing your body to react differently each cycle when
>>> the egg is produced/released from your ovaries.

>> It's been awhile since I had to think about this :) but I thought that
>> ***contraceptives stopped ovulation, so there shouldn't be any eggs
>> released.

>> Julia in MN

> no, there shouldn't, you are correct, Julia, which is why it is even
> more confusing...unless, of course, it is the wrong strength pill <sigh>

I take your corrections with grace ladies and apologize if I may have
mislead anyone here.  :o)
There are some ***contraceptives though, known as the mini-pill which,
depending on the brand and strength only alter the lining of the uterus.
(the mini pill is not a scaled down version of the ordinary "Pill" but a
progesterone only medication that has less side effects than the
combined oestrogen/progesterone that most women take).
  The newer mini-pill from some companies does stop ovulation also, but
as I come from Aust, I am not all that familiar with the make-up of the
brands of ***contraceptives that you have in the USA.
My explanation here is not to downplay your thoughts or to be pedantic,
but merely to state where I was coming from in offering a suggestion as
to why the doc may have thought it was Mittleshmertz.     :o)
 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by Kate Dice » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 17:28:49


Quote:

> Well, I'm home and somewhat coherent, so I guess that's a positive way
> to start this off.

> Yesterday morning, I was awake at 430am or thereabouts sick in the
> bathroom, trying not wo wake anybody else up....by 8pm yesterday
> evening, I was in the ER because the docs thought it was my appendix. At
> around 130am this morning, they sent me home - this after having to deal
> with an IV, drink 2 bottles of diet Sprite with some sort of dye added
> to it, and not knowing what was going on.  Thankfully my dear friend
> (who also happens to be the nurse at my doctors office, where I had an
> appointment yesterday, so she knew how sick I was), came over to the
> house to sit with the kids so that Ken could come up to the ER with me.  
> Yes, I had driven mysefl because we didn't want to drag the children to
> the ER and disrupt their sleeping schedule - my decision.

> Anyway, after poking, prodding, pushing, grimacing, getting a CAT scan
> with really funky dye injected - sudden feeling of HOT *all* over and
> not a dang thing I could do about it - they sent me home.  No enlarged
> appendix, nothing else that they could see.  Doc, DH, and I ran down a
> few things - apparently nurse didn't relay all the information that I
> had given her because doc was unaware that I had seen my doc yesterday
> afternoon and that the on call doc was the one who told me to get to the
> ER.  Also didn't know that I had gotten sick like this a month ago, and
> prior to switching back to my "regular" birth control pills, had been
> getting sick like this every other week.

> So....have to call docs office and get referral to OB-Gyn office (doc is
> general practitioner), figure out what I'm supposed to do now, since it
> doesn't look like I can take any pill...this NEVER happened before I did
> the Depo shots, so I don't know what is going on.  it may come down to
> surgery in the end because I can't keep getting sick like this every
> month - Ken has to take off work to take care of the children because I
> can't keep anything down and I can't stay awake.

> The ER doc mentioned something called "middleschmertz" or something, and
> said that this could be the problem.  WTF??!!!???  I have *never* heard
> of this, and as I said, never had this before, so I am totally confused.

> Haven't even been interested in getting the wallhanging finished that
> was supposed to go to our pastor, was supposed to take DS to karate last
> night and then go to choir, where I was going to get some slacks from
> the pastors wife that she needs made into shorts (missions trip to Papau
> NEw Gunie, and they told her that she should wear "scrub shorts" in the
> ER because, even with the A/C, it will be at least 80 degrees). Needless
> to say, that didn't get done at all.  Today is a little better in that I
> don't feel sick and have been able to eat.  I started putting together
> the playset for DS, hoping that it will be finished in time for his
> birthday party on Saturday.  Didn't get a whole lot done, but at least
> it is started.  MOm and Dad will be getting here sometime tomorrow
> "early", so maybe Dad and I can work on it some more, or maybe he and
> MOm will work on it a bit, who knows.

> Mother will be arriving sometime tomorrow night, probably after the
> children have gone to sleep, because that's when she normally gets here.
>  We are supposed to have a total of 7 5 and 6 yos plus a 14yo to run
> interference here on Saturday.  Ice cream, sodas, snacks, and a candy
> and toy filled pinata....no food because I didn't want to deal with
> different food allergies and such...party is after lunchtime ....still
> have to make the goodie bags <sigh>.

> Larisa, just rambling after trying to read the messages coheerently and
> getting hopelessly lost

I used to suffer 'monthly'* agonies, sickness, temperature swings,
floods, all sorts, including almost ***ous mood swings, until I was
offered the Mirena IUS: http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Read and then ask.  Miracle cure for me!  YMMV.  There should be no
problem if you have no other symptoms or problems such as fibroiods or
endiometriosis.

*Only they were a lot less regular than that!  Gaps between the end of
one and the start of the next two-week ordeal could be anything from a
week to 18 months!  And despite all that the medical profession said,
no, having a baby didn't help!  Within weeks of his birth I was back in
the pit...
--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!

 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by Jessam » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 21:56:17


yep that IUD is a godsend! mine was placed on Christmas eve (after having 6+
polyps removed) and has slowly been dealing with my monthly "***baths",
polyps etc. as listed by Kate. I am at the end of my latest period and well
compared to 6 months ago it was a piece of cake - sneezes no longer mean a
change of clothing for starters!

--
Jessamy -up to my eye balls so barely online at all.
In The Netherlands
Take out: so much quilting to reply.
Time to accept, time to grow, time to take things slow
www.geocities.com/jess_ayad
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I used to suffer 'monthly'* agonies, sickness, temperature swings,
floods, all sorts, including almost ***ous mood swings, until I was
offered the Mirena IUS: http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Read and then ask.  Miracle cure for me!  YMMV.  There should be no
problem if you have no other symptoms or problems such as fibroiods or
endiometriosis.

*Only they were a lot less regular than that!  Gaps between the end of
one and the start of the next two-week ordeal could be anything from a
week to 18 months!  And despite all that the medical profession said,
no, having a baby didn't help!  Within weeks of his birth I was back in
the pit...
--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!

 
 
 

OT: one of those days...

Post by off kilter quilte » Sun, 23 Apr 2006 12:23:08


Quote:




>>>> The change in hormones as a result of the different contraceptive
>>>> pill may be causing your body to react differently each cycle when
>>>> the egg is produced/released from your ovaries.

>>> It's been awhile since I had to think about this :) but I thought
>>> that ***contraceptives stopped ovulation, so there shouldn't be any
>>> eggs released.

>>> Julia in MN

>> no, there shouldn't, you are correct, Julia, which is why it is even
>> more confusing...unless, of course, it is the wrong strength pill <sigh>

> I take your corrections with grace ladies and apologize if I may have
> mislead anyone here.  :o)
> There are some ***contraceptives though, known as the mini-pill which,
> depending on the brand and strength only alter the lining of the uterus.
> (the mini pill is not a scaled down version of the ordinary "Pill" but a
> progesterone only medication that has less side effects than the
> combined oestrogen/progesterone that most women take).
>  The newer mini-pill from some companies does stop ovulation also, but
> as I come from Aust, I am not all that familiar with the make-up of the
> brands of ***contraceptives that you have in the USA.
> My explanation here is not to downplay your thoughts or to be pedantic,
> but merely to state where I was coming from in offering a suggestion as
> to why the doc may have thought it was Mittleshmertz.     :o)

Not a problem!  The BIG issue for me is that I *never* had this problem
before, and the pill I have been taking recently was the one I was on
before I had either child.  Went back on it after DS, no problems, went
to Depo after DD, then had problems with that, put on a different pill,
which is when this all started, then back to my regular Pill, and it is
once a month now instead of every other week like it had been.
So.....have to figure something out and soon....as in before next month!!