Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holding Pattern...

I am still not able to access my journal on my laptop OR my iPad.  I have no idea why!  So once again, I am typing this from the tiny keys on my phone.  Not that easy when you're on pain meds that sometimes make your eyes drift into a semi asleep position.  So I will do my best tonight.  Don't expect much!

I'm still here, obviously.  I still feel positively awful.  The fevers are gone, but my abdominal pain has stuck around to torment me.  I cheered out loud when the doctor told me that the test for C. Difficile came back negative.  Go ahead and google it - I bet you'll cheer, too.  There are still a couple tests pending that should come back tomorrow.

The theory at this point after the doctor and surgeon discussed my case at length is this...

I have a bowel infection which causes inflammation... which produces pain.
Inconveniently, I had an ovarian cyst rupture at the same time... which added pain.  A lot.
They saw fluid in my abdominal cavity, which can cause discomfort.  And they suspect that the ruptured cyst leaked blood into my abdominal cavity.  The perfect storm.

I was grateful for a few things today.  I was able to sleep for two three hour stretches during the night.  I even dreamed!  This afternoon my doctor increased my pain medication which helped a lot.  My Mom came to visit me and brought beautiful pink roses.  I was so happy to have her there.  Then my Mom went to my house to stay with the boys so Ed could come see me!  And just as he arrived, so did my sister, Bean.  Tomorrow if the tests come back negative, they will take me off isolation and Ed will bring the boys to see me!

I'm in a very depressing and painful holding pattern.  Hopefully I'll have more to report tomorrow.  In the meantime, say a prayer for me?



2 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better! It may just be an inconveniently timed stomach virus. I had one a few weeks ago that left me in so much pain I didn't eat for 4 days. But a word of caution, if the boys are still sick, they shouldn't visit. That means coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or fever in the past 48 hours. I know you really want to see them, but if they are sick, Skype or FaceTime is a better option for the time being. And then you have to get well so you can go home and be with them! Praying that you feel better soon!

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  2. You don't know me... at all. But I am surely feeling for you and praying for you. Hang in there.

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