Monday, January 13, 2014

Tales from the Hospital

Just a quick update why I haven't been blogging the past few days.
I had to go to the ER by ambulance for the second time in a month for SEVERE abdominal pain etc.
I'm now admitted for the past couple days till they figure out what's wrong.
I'm never sick so this is rare for me and I certainly don't like it!
This post may look a little different because I'm trying to do it from my iPhone!
Not easy because it's hard to see.
What I know so far:  was maybe a bowel obstruction but that's cleared.  Gall bladder seems OK but they say that there's something wrong with the R kidney so now I'm waiting for a kidney Dr to see me.
In the meantime,  now allowed full liquids which I'm sort of afraid to eat. I have IVs and allowed up to walk.
That's about all I know.  So I wait along with my kids who have to pet sit at my house.
I'm trying to keep my mind positive.  All the nurses and doctors are so nice.
There was a beautiful sunrise out my window this morning.

UPDATE  1/17/14

I ended up being in the hospital till this evening.  Almost a full week!
They did all kinds of testing including an upper GI barium swallow and thought they saw an obstruction.  So yesterday I went to surgery for an exploratory laporoscopy.  My appendix was a little enlarged and maybe inflamed so they took that out but there was no obstruction.
This evening I came home with some pain and a lot of bloating from the gas they use during the procedure to separate the organs.  Well, at least I know all my other organs are fine.
I was discharged this evening.
In a few weeks I have to have an endoscopy and then a colonoscopy.  Oh thrill!!!
I hate all these things that seem to be going wrong at my age!
It sure is different being on the other end.  I liked being the nurse a lot better than the patient!!
Both my kids took care of my animals while I was in the hospital.  If they hadn't been around to do that, I don't know what I would've done!



  1. sure you take care of yourself! Although I was shocked to hear this, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery, tell your daughter to give that pointer a kiss for me, his biggest fan!...:)JP

  2. So sorry that you are ill. But you are in the best place to be until they find out what's wrong with you.
    Hurry and get well, your in my prayers.

  3. So sorry you are ill, Shirley, and I'm praying for you.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about you being in the hospital for a week! I do hope and pray that you will get better after all of that. I've been a little MIA due to the water crisis here in West Virginia. About all I do is look at the latest news I can find on it. People are going crazy. Some are even implying that a local spring water distribution plant is just selling tap water to us. I don't believe that for one bit. I've been getting water from that company for over 10 years. It is a mess. I'm so thankful and praise God that we have well water and we are safe at our house. Unfortunately, the area where my husband works and where my son goes to school had/has the contaminated water which makes me a little uneasy. Sorry for the long rant. I really do hope that you are feeling better!


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