Saturday, June 13, 2009

ER visit

After feeling weird all day Thursday, I felt better yesterday, but still a little wiped out and had some dizziness when I got up. After I changed the cat's litter box late last night, I felt like I had a stitch in my side. It was hurting pretty good and I had to do some deep breathing to get my bed made after washing the sheets. I figured I would get to bed and sleep it off. Ha ha. Terrible cramping kept me up all night and I finally decided I should get checked out. Called the AF Academy urgent care clinic, but they said to go to the nearest ER. I asked Kendall if he'd be able to drive me, but he'd taken his Ambien not too long ago. There were a couple of moments when I wasn't sure I would be able to make it driving myself, but I did. When I got there around 6:30 or so, the nice thing was, there was no one else there, so I got right in.

They gave me some morphine, zofran and some other drug I didn't know for the cramping. I got SUCH a dry mouth almost immediately, and of course they told me not to eat or drink anything. They did a CT scan 2 hours after I drank some contrast stuff (looked just like water) and I asked if I could drink when the CT was done, but she told me I had to wait for results - another 2 hours almost. Argh. I had to ring for the nurse and ask for something for a headache. I don't do well not eating or drinking anything! Once the nurse brought that med, I asked if I could have water and he brought me some. Kisa came by to take me home. After getting all of those drugs, I wasn't allowed to drive myself. I have a very sore throat from going that long without fluids, so my voice is pretty hoarse, too.

The results - I have inflamed lymph nodes in my abdomen. Doc said it seems to be a virus that should go away in 4-5 days. (Wonder if it's the same virus that had me dizzy and short of breath for the last few weeks!???) He gave me ibuprofen for inflammation, vicodin for pain and miralax for cleaning out the bowels. Yay.....not. I asked if I could workout, nurse said I should probably listen to my body and give it a rest and Kisa said she's going to call and make sure I'm resting. ;-) I'm in trouble for not calling her before I went in, but I figured she was home and fast asleep. Turns out, she was driving past our exit around the time I left, so if I'd have called, she'd have been able to take me in. Oh well. :-)

I now desperately need to get some rest so I'm off to bed.

15 comments:

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Hope you feel better. That's good advice: listen to your body. You're not trying to win any races here.

Take care of yourself... then start taking care of yourself again. ;)

Ashley said...

Sorry to hear about the virus :( That stinks. Make sure to get tons of rest and take care.

I sure hope you get to feeling better soon!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

oh man, so glad you went to the doctor! Hope you get some well needed rest & get back to 100% soon!

Christine said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Hanlie said...

Take it easy and look after yourself! You can always pick up where you left off once you're over this! Glad it's not serious, though!

Mrs. Sheila said...

Praying for your health

Lisa said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon!!

Heather said...

doesnt sound fun at all. heres wishing you a fast recovery!

Fat Girl Slim said...

Hope You feel better! Just try to take it easy and relax!

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chubrubb said...

I hope you get better soon! Get a lot of rest!

Scale Junkie said...

Sorry you had to go through all of that, hope you're feeling better soon. It sounds a lot like the virus I'm just getting over but thankfully mine was MUCH milder. Feel better!!

Patty said...

That really bites that you ahd to drive yourself to the ER. I sure hope you are feeling better today, and get that nasty virus out of your system soon!

Diane, fit to the finish said...

I'm glad that is all it was. Take it easy and I hope you feel better soon.

Trisaratops said...

Oh how scary - I hate trips to the ER! I'm glad you're on the mend!