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So, that was interesting

In a Chinese sense.

Yesterday afternoon I started to have a stomach ache. Center of the stomach, I thought, honestly, it's just a little gas. But it kept hurting, and getting worse and worse, and while I struggled to continue doing what I was doing (laundry, getting ready for dinner, the usual Sunday stuff), I found myself curled up on the sofa whimpering. I couldn't even straighten up. Finally Barb worried enough to take me to the emergency room (there are odd red blood spots in my eyes), and by that time I could barely see straight it hurt so bad. I got taken in pretty quickly (nice words for St. Joe's in Phoenix) and given a quick check by a nurse practitioner, who asked questions and prodded a little and figured best test for gall bladder. So I move from waiting area to waiting area, first getting blood drawn (good nurse, I didn't faint) and other bodily fluids, then a sonogram, where I couldn't even lay down easily, and turning on my side was agony.

Then waiting for test results. To which... all negative. I'm perfectly healthy. Fortunately, I was also by this time tanked up on vicodin and an anti-nausea medicine, so I went home and went to bed and woke up feeling generally better, so I went to work; I didn't eat much today and only drank water, and I still feel iffy but at least I can stand upright. The emergency staff recommended me seeing my own doctor, so I'm going to do that; and the red spots in my eyes have swarmed up my irises, but they don't hurt at all, so I don't know whether to be concerned about them or not (probably, but why worry?).

Every time I don't feel well there's nothing wrong with me and I end up spending a lot of money on tests that say "you're perfectly healthy."

Means orange blossoms:



( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 29th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
That sounds terrifying. Pamper yourself and take it easy. And do see your doctor. {hugs}

Edited at 2011-03-29 03:25 am (UTC)
Mar. 29th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
I was all mentally prepared for gall bladder surgery. I mean, if something's gonna be wrong with me, it'd be nice if there was actually something wrong...

Mar. 29th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Wow, that's scary! I'd still go get checked out.

And ooooh, orange blossoms.
Mar. 29th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh, I am. I have an appointment to see my regular doc tomorrow afternoon.

They're starting to smell really nice!
Mar. 29th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Okay. good luck!

Mmmmm, orange blossoms. MMmmmm.
Mar. 29th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Yikes! That sounds very scary. I hope you can get in to see your own doc soon. ::hugs::
Mar. 29th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
that is very scary. Definitely keep the apt. A hidascan might be in order

love the oranges
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
I plan on it.

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Mar. 29th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)
Isn't it always fun to learn about previously unknown parts of the body because something has gone wrong with them?
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
I'll tell my doc all my symptoms. Especially since this isn't the first time -- but the last time was just overnight (woke me up), and it was gone by morning, and I didn't really think too much further on it. It really does mimic gas pains extremely well... (and as I've gotten older, those aren't uncommon; especially since I regained a little weight).

Mar. 29th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Ack! That sounds horrible! So glad you went to the ER and hopefully your doctor can figure out what's going on.

So envious that you live someplace where citrus will grow in the yard!
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
*knock wood*

Well, you have blackberries and woods and streams and such!
Mar. 29th, 2011 05:37 am (UTC)
Definitely get to your doctor. Those symptoms may not be related to your gall bladder, but they're upsetting, and blood in the eyes is just wrong. Go. NOW.
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
My appointment is this afternoon at 3:30!
Mar. 29th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
Oh no! I hope you get well soon.

[hugs hugs]
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (hug)
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
Blood spots in the eyes is usually a symptom of Blood Pressure spikes. It happened to me during my labor. A friend of mine got them as a result of a really bad case of food poisoning that had her sleeping in front of the toilet. It may have been that the pain that had you doubled over and whimpering spiked your BP enough to start breaking the capillary walls in the eyes. (It usually takes a little over a week for those to go away, btw.)

Good luck. And while I hope it's nothing, I also hope they figure our what caused it.
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
That's good to know. Thanks!

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