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.