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It's almost 3am.

I've been trying to sleep since Midnight.

It feels like my spine is trying to claw its way out of my body via my stomach. This has been going on since Thursday night. I have an appointment for Thursday.. a surgical consultation to have my gallbladder removed. I don't know if I can hang in there that long. I'm giving serious thought to the emergency room. I don't think anyone's ever died of gallstones, but.. After 3 nights of pain, something's got to give. I took a hydrocodone 45 minutes ago. It's not helping.

I'm debating trying to sleep here on the couch, where my tossing and turning won't wake Bren. But at the same time, there's some small comfort in being next to him, even when he's asleep.

Please pray for me. I can't handle many more nights like this.

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chebutykin
Feb. 23rd, 2003 07:52 am (UTC)
Jesus, you have to wait until Thursday? For a consultation? I think I'd be yelling at a triage desk if I were in your shoes.

Strength, my friend. If there's anything that I could do to help, let me know.
enveri
Feb. 23rd, 2003 09:02 am (UTC)
They gave me the results of the ultrasound on Wednesday afternoon.

I was... shocked and a little sick at the thought of having surgery. (Even though it seems pretty standard and so forth, I've never had my body cut into. Never had stitches even. I was freaking out.)

So I called the surgeon's offices on Thursday, only to find out the doctor's in on one day a week. Yep. Thursdays. This wasn't a real big problem, because, yah, I was uncomfortable, but it was bearable.

Friday, it felt like someone had replaced my spine with a tinkertoy. I could barely move, I could barely crawl out of bed. I ended up coming home early from work because... my office chair was providing 0 back support, and every time I typed, it jarred my back. Saturday, I felt better, was able to walk around without discomfort. Last night, it struck again.

I finally fell asleep sometime after 5am.. I took a percocet and drank a few pints of water. Still feel disconnected and jell-o-ish.

If I have another night like last night, I will be calling the doctor and explaining just why this is too urgent to wait two weeks for the surgery. (Since Thursday's appointment is just a consultation for the surgeon to look at the ultrasounds)

Meh. But thank you both for the well wishes. I'll pull through.
chebutykin
Feb. 23rd, 2003 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'll pull through.

I'm sure you will, but I am certianly hoping your problem gets resolved well before Thursday!
foxhack
Feb. 23rd, 2003 08:50 am (UTC)
Christ...

Why are you being forced to wait that long? And you've still got four days to go...

I can only hope that you'll feel better. *hug*
pogo101
Feb. 23rd, 2003 11:58 am (UTC)
Get Well Soon
My thoughts are with you. Hang in there.
was1
Feb. 23rd, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the gallstones, Kestral, and that you have to wait so long. I'll keep you in my thoughts. Were you able to get some pain medication from them?
tygermoonfoxx
Feb. 24th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC)
If you're in that much pain, you really ought to contact your doctor and let them know. The discomfort you're feeling is of emergency proportions. I hope you feel better and I'll be thinking about you and your surgery.
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