Lilypie - Pregnancy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Not a great break after all

How can someone be "unexplained" in yet another damn medical category?

Yesterday morning I woke up at 2am with a terrible, localized pain in my abdomen. It felt better when I sat up, but I couldn't lie down at all, which also meant I couldn't sleep. I spent a couple hours tossing and turning, while intermittently getting up to google my symptoms to figure out what was wrong. Finally, I called the advice nurse, who decided it was best to go to the hospital.

One urine sample, several blood tests, an IV bag, several medications, and one CT scan later ... nothing. They can't find anything wrong except some constipation, for which they gave me medication. But as far as the localized pain - no idea.

Now it is a little over 24 hours later, and while the medication did its thing, I still have that small localized pain (to a lesser degree) and a woefully upset stomach due to the meds. The only good that will come out of this is that I'll finally be forced to get myself a doctor and have a check-up, and maybe I can address a few things that have been bothering me (my on-again, off-again stomach issues, insomnia, and a shoulder that occasionally aches to distraction).

On the bright side - having a day off yesterday was great, even if I was exhausted.

On the down side - I'm going to have to go back to being much more careful about what I eat, including fried food, coffee (including decaf - I don't usually drink anything caffeinated), alcohol, desserts, and junk food in general. Sigh.

15 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself and I hope you're able to resolve this quickly.

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  2. Oh, no! So sorry to hear this. I hope that they can figure out the source of the pain. Glad to hear that you're feeling a little bit better.

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  3. Oh man...I am so sorry you ended up having to go to the hospital. I hope you feel better soon.

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  4. YAY for a day off! BOO for going to the hospital! Glad you got a doctor and you can go get yourself checked out. Make sure you do that, missy! Feel better, hon!
    *HUGS*

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  5. I can relate, I had the same pain and all I was told was it was IBS. I hope they find the source. I you're feeling better soon.

    ICLW

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  6. Sorry about the unknown pain. Could it be the cyst still acting up in there? I know when I had one that was left over from IVF it hurt like crazy for a while.

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  7. Sorry about the unexplained pain that has to be frustrating. I hope when you see your doctor they will be able to find the source. Feel better!

    ICLW

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  8. Hope you are able to find some answers to help with peace of mind.

    *ICLW*

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  9. ....Gas perhaps? Got stuck somewhere, and caused you to go doozy?

    Am sorry about the pain!

    *ICLW*

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  10. so sorry about the pain. i live in the world of the unexplained, and it is not a good place. hope you start feeling better soon.

    ILCW

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  11. Sorry for the pain :( :( I hope it resolves itself soon and turns out to be nothing (although they mystery is scary and frustrating in itself, I know!).

    ICLW
    makingmemom.blogspot.com

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  12. Hope you are feeling better

    ~Stopping by for ICLW~

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  13. So sorry this happened. Sometimes I think I have had all I can handle with doctor's appointments for the IF stuff and then when you get sick it is just another appointment. It's like we can't catch a break.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think it worked out for us!
    ICLW
    www.ijustwanttobeamom.blogspot.com

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  14. I hope the pain doesn't persist. Get some rest.

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  15. I hope you find out whats wrong asap and it gets resolved quickly!

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