22 September 2014

What I've been up to!

So I mentioned I'd been ill and in hospital!
It started in February with 2 weeks of what I thought was a stomach bug then a visit to the doctor resulted in the diagnosis of a stomach ulcer and drugs!

...a week later still no improvement so more drugs...

By Friday of week 3 I was still feeling God Awful and suddenly experienced some of the worst stomach pain ever and DH was forced to call the paramedics. When they arrived pain was subsiding and after a checkover they agreed that I could stay home as I was seeing the Doctor at 5pm. Bit embarrassing to have 'wasted' their time but they were very kind!
So off we go to the Docs whilst waiting outside his room the PAIN starts, luckily I managed to make it to the bathroom as it was so bad it made me throw-up! I managed to stagger into the Doctors room and rolled around on his couch in agony in front of him and the medical student! Doctor very good and gave me a pain killing injection and a NEW diagnosis of GALL STONES- the pain being a stone being released!
So eventually I recover and after 2 hours at the doctors we roll home with the advice that when it happens again get to hospital!
Well 9pm guess what?! Yup doubled up again and sitting in an ambulance on my way to the JR in Oxford!
I was admitted by about 2am after lots of test and blood letting and finally DH was able to go home as I was hooked up to a drip and on pain meds!

This was the start of a very long week in hospital where they were trying to get me booked in for scans 5am that morning,an MRI not til Tuesday! I have in fact got a gallstone stuck in my bile duct and I now had jaundice, I must admit I had thought I was starting to look a little odd, yellow does SO not suit me!!
I was then booked in for an ERCP where they use an endoscope to remove the stone, however I had to wait until Friday as it takes outpatients as well!
Friday came and I was wheeled up to the unit and after a long wait it was my turn! Well the staff down there were a hoot, lots of jokes and making me feel as relaxed as possible, next thing I knew I was waking up having been done! Bad news though as the stone was firmly wedged and I'd have to come back NEXT Friday!
....to be continued!

1 comment:

Artyjen said...

Sorry to hear you have been so ill. Hope you are really on the mend now.
xoxo Sioux