Jan 2, 2013

I like spending my time in the ER right before the holiday. It's fun.

Happy New Year!!!

Now, I wonder how long it will take me before I actually start writing down 2013 instead of 2012 on paper. Don't you hate when that happens in January.

I hope your New Year's celebrations were fab.  Mine, despite hospital trip, was fab. No complaints here.
Now, let's talk about my hospital trip.  Yep, I had to go to ER on Friday... for 10 HOURS!

I was in immense pain on Friday and couldn't handle it anymore.  A call to doc told us to go to ER that it might be my gall bladder.  CUE PANIC. I was thinking in my head, "but I don't want to go to the ER!!!" (in little kid voice).  But, not to gamble with my health and because I could barely stand up at that point, off we went to the ER.  The ER was packed, as in 140 patients... over capacity.  I still do not understand why people go to the ER for the FLU!!!  Seriously, about 70 of the patients there are with the flu.  Go to the doctor or if anything, to a medi center if it's the flu.  You are taking up valuable resources for people who need it.  So, we get there and after a whole bunch of tests, IV fluid being pumped into my dehydrated body along with meds being dripped through IV, GI cocktail meds, xray tests, ultrasound tests and 10 hours.... we figured out it wasn't my gall bladder.  Cue relief because if it was, that would have meant surgery right then and there.  Instead, I got what they call a super infection from antibiotics I was on prior before.  It caused my small intestine to inflame and make me feel like I was dying with mini  soldiers in my stomach lighting it on fire. We got home around 1:30am with a bunch of meds, orders to drink Gatorade and go on a bland diet for a few days.

I am feeling a little better today... still on the meds and my tummy feels a bit icky, but all is good.  Thank goodness.

For New Year's Eve, we went to my aunts and had a good time, considering how crappy I felt.  Oh did I forgot to mention that the time of the month also made an appearance while I was in the ER... oh freaking happy days that was.  Anyways, I enjoyed our time with the family despite feeling like crap.  And yesterday, we all slept all day. Hubs slept on and off, the dog slept the WHOLE day.  Clearly Sadie had a lot of fun at my aunts house and barely had a chance to sleep so she did not leave the couch at all. I even threw some of her dog toys at her and nothing. hahaha.  I slept on and off too... partly because I think the meds make me drowsy.

And here we are today, at work.... EXHAUSTED.  It's hard to get back into the swing of things when you have been off since the 22nd!

So, let's hope I don't fall asleep at work.  I will hope the same for you as I am sure you are in the same boat.

Again, let's rock 2013 with our awesomeness my loves!


Nikki said...

Get your hot ass better so we can all get together soon please! Thank You!

Julie said...

Sorry to hear about your ER visit. I hear ya about the ones there for the flu - they aren't going to do anything but make you wait, so either go to a take care clinic or elsewhere so those that are in more pain get seen first!

Erin said...

Ugh, that sounds awful girl! I'm glad you are starting to feel better, hope you have a speedy recovery!!

lilshrimpit said...

Holy cow!! I'm glad you're doing better. ER visits are not fun. I did 7 hours in the ER with a kidney infection followed by two more days on an IV with antibiotics. Rough.

I'm glad you got some rest in and was able to enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Jen said...

How scary! I'm so glad you are doing better. I agree that people don't need to go to the ER for the flu, just a waste.

Shanny said...

Wishing you lots more awesomeness and let's stop with this being sicky business, yeah? Boo for the ER but I'm glad you are better-ish now. Happy 2013!

lil desiqua said...

Oh my goodness! I would be so scared! That sucks, but I'm glad you are doing better, and had a great NYE! Wishing you lots of happiness and good health in the new year!