September 1, 2008 11:22pm CST
Okay - I guess I need to do an indepth telling of my little excitement. I'm leaving it mostly as I sent it to one of my friends - the names have been extracted to protect the guilty.... I'm doing great - now! Last 2 weekends I've had a stomach ache that didn't quit and slept most the weekends. But was fine the rest of the time - maybe this going from breakfast to dinner for most of the last year and a half did it (haven't lost any weight I might add.) I went to work on Monday, but Monday night the head hurt so bad that I asked the roomie who drives - who was off work that day - to take me to the hospital. They took blood, they took a urine sample. They had me sit around with an IV drip - came and asked if they had done the x-rays - no - took me to x-ray, then had me sit around some more. Then asked if I had gotten the ultrasound on my gall bladder - no - and oh - the roommate is waiting in the waiting room and kind of wanting to go home. I said that it was fine, I'd call a cab when they released me - am I sure, yes I'm sure. Poke me with their ultrasound - ouch! Ya know, those ribs hurt - darn it! The doctor comes in and says - I'm admitting you, you are going to have to have your gall bladder out. WHAT?!?!? I'm thinking. I CAME IN FOR A F*CKING HEADACHE!!!!!! They take me to the room and oh - nothing is to cross my lips not even water until the pancreatius gets better, so the surgery won't be today (Tuesday at this point) but Wednesday or Thursday. I spent Tuesday in bed, with an IV drip and regular doses of morphine to keep the head under control! About 11 p.m. I feel better enough to take a shower and then at 2, more morphine. They took me about 1 p.m. down to the surgical pre-op on Wednesday and there is like 1 little room that is available, the rest are used for storage - it seems that most of their surgeries are out patient - I'm the odd man coming from being admitted to the hospital. I'm back in my room at 4 with major groggies, doctor came in and said I did well, but they had to make a 5th cut instead of the normal 4 because of my size. Fine, they got it, I woke up with no adverse affects from the meds - I'm happy! Note the 3 things I've bolded - I'm awake with no bad after affects and they got the guilty organ.... That night I got a glass of apple juice - boy was that YUMMY!!! First thing to pass my lips since some saltines on Monday! I had jello and apple juice for breakfast and lunch. Now, I kept telling the roomie that so long as they let me out on Thursday or Friday, I knew a friend would give me a ride home from the hospital. Only problem is... her folks took my phone and cards before I had surgery, and I don't know this friend's number. So, I told the roomie to call her and ask her - since I can't do it. She calls and says - can you pick Elic up at the hospital when they release her? Our friend had just arrived at the store to do a little shopping is blindsided by this! "WHAT IS ELIC DOING IN THE HOSPITAL?" she asks. You didn't know? But Elic said you'd pick her up.... the roomie said. Of course I'll pick her up, but what is she doing in the hospital? So I went in for the headache Monday night - 8ish, got out at 1ish on Thursday, we ran out to her folks for my phone and cards before we went home - that gave me time to tell the friend all the story. I'm on the mend, but my car's in the shop - might as well get that transmission overhauled while I'm outta service! The doctor told me there were several lesions on the gall bladder so I had been having trouble for a while - I guess so, how was I to know that stomach ache was really a gall stone attack?