Thursday, April 16, 2009

How I didn't intend to spend my Easter holiday

It's Day 4 post-op and to put it mildly...I AM MISERABLE.

Speaking from the chair of someone who has had 3 major abdominal surgeries in less than 5 years, I can tell you that I hope you never have the opportunity to experience this kind of fun. It sucks. (Much like my attitude at this moment)

For those who don't know what's going on at the moment, let me bring you up to speed.

Saturday night, I was enjoying a lovely movie night with hubby as we were both enjoying some Blizzards from our neighborhood Dairy Queen. Within minutes of finishing my ice cream treat, I knew that something really bad was about to occur and I immediately ran for my bathroom. You see, this was not the first time that my gallbladder had attacked me. It was more like the 10th. In 5 years. And this whole time I thought it was really bad heartburn. So I ran for the Zantac and Tums, which not surprisingly, didn't help.

After an hour of pain & suffering, I drove myself to the ER, where they thankfully gave me a happy shot and ran lots of tests to determine that the pesky gumball sized stone in my gallbladder was the culprit and that I needed surgery. Hubby joined me at the hospital after calling in for reinforcements to watch the kiddos and I finally had the menacing organ removed around noon on Easter Sunday.

I'm sure that in another week when I'm not in serious pain and cursing the fact that there is no comfortable position for me to sit/stand/lie down in currently, I will be happy that I never have to worry about the pain that little organ caused me. Right now, all I can do is try to avoid the 4 incision sites and avoid the general public. Because I'm not in my normally happy place and that's not good for anyone. Just ask my family.

So as not to end on a downward spiral, I do want to thank those of you who have left get well comments, emails, texts and phone messages. I seriously do appreciate them! And hubby sends his many thanks to those of you who have brought meals by the house. You all are feeding us better than I do! Anyway, thanks very much!

Now, I'll go back to sulking and cursing to myself and promise that my next post will be back to the old me. Thanks for letting me vent.

15 comments:

Angela said...

Surgery is NEVER fun and the phrase "minor surgery" is an oxymoron. Hope you are feeling much better by the weekend! Remember what I said about the stitches when you're tempted to leap tall buildings again!

Jen said...

I think I might have a little something to make you feel just a tiny bit better (at least I hope)--check out your list of guys on my Friday Eye Candy when you get the chance!!

Hope you have a very speedy recovery! :)

Lisa said...

Oh Angie! This is seriously a crazy way to get out of hosting an outdoor party this weekend.
What kind of blizzard?...I am going to get one soon to see if I can get this 9# baby out of my pelvis by the end of next week. Sorry, I am no help... Mend well.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

You will feel so much better soon! I remember when my mom got hers out, it didn't take long for her to be up and running!

Brandy said...

Just continue taking it easy! I hope you are feeling more like yourself soon!

Kat said...

If only RP would send you a get well card. Or make you a nice chicken casserole :-)

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Oh so sorry!! Yikes.

Get well soon honey!

Shannon said...

Glad you're finally feeling better. And it was good to talk to you earlier (despite my darn phone battery)... I've missed ya!

MommyAmy said...

Just stopped by since you bid on my cookies on SITS! After reading this, dang I hope you win them!!! Seriously!!

Rhea said...

I had no idea! Sorry to hear about the gallstone attack, but glad that pesky organ is gone.

I had an attack when I was 18. I had no idea what it was. But it turned out I had to have it taken out. At 18-freaking years old.

Kelly said...

Vent away...you've earned it! I hope you start feeling better!!!

American in Norway said...

Oh gosh...Sure hope you are feeling better!

Michelle said...

Ugh, that is not fun... I didn't realize it was this bad still. Silly me, I was hoping you were back to your normal self. I can only imagine what it's like to have two kids to chase around while feeling like that! Feel better soon!

brainella said...

I know that pain. I had my gall bladder removed when I was 23. No fun at all. Though the weird little scars will prompt doctors to ask what they are for years to come. :-)

Connordog said...

I was so sorry to hear about this! I was on vacation so couldn't get on to tell you to FEEL better!

 

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