Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fun Friday-not

Wednesday night, after enjoying a steak burrito from Rubio's at the Open House, my stomach started to really hurt. I felt better on Thursday for most of the day and then Thursday night, it started hurting again. It just kept getting worse and worse through out the night and woke me up several times. By Friday morning I knew something was wrong. I went to Kaiser for an appointment at 9 and the doctor said she didn't think it was anything, but sent me for lots of blood work just to make me happy. When the blood work came back she said she thought I had the beginning of a bacterial infection and was going to send me home with antibiotics. I told her it had gotten worse in the hour and a half I had been waiting for the results. She agreed to let me have a CT scan of my belly. More waiting, drinking nasty iodine die and finally the test, which I had an allergic reaction to. Never had that happen before. They rushed me to the ER (was trying to avoid that costly trip) and when they got the results of the CT scan found out I had appendicitis! Yipee! So, around 8pm last night, I had my appendix removed. I asked, but apparently, they won't let you take body parts home anymore, but I did get lots of pictures of my guts! My doctor looked at me like I was strange, but was really nice because I am a teacher and wanted to show my students.

I will be out for at least a week The worst part was after I got home and the pain in my shoulder and side from the CO2 gas they pumped me with so they could see my insides. That is the worse pain I have ever had in my life and I've had 4 kids and severe migraines!

What an exciting way to spend a Friday. I don't think I will do it again.

3 comments:

Mimi said...

Do hope they admitted you. When my daughter went to the ER about 9 p.m. they did a zillon tests and finally took her up and pulled the appedicx - 6:30 a.m. she is in recovery and the family is getting ready to take her home as it is Saturday and the day surgery has started and they will need recovery for the 30 cases scheduled. SO.... when the bill comes and insurance gets in the act....seems that since she was never admitted and it all counts against her life time limit of outpatient stuff...

my two cents again,,,, count on being out more than a week..... think half days the second week and see how it goes.... hard when finding half day subs..... I know, but hey, it is your body and the only one you have.... and why drag until after christmas from overdoing a recovery period.

Candace said...

Glad you kept after them. Hope you are feeling a little better all the time. Don't try to rush, sounds like one of those times when you need to think of yourself first.

Tonya said...

You just spoiled your whole weekend! Glad that you found it in time.