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