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Not bad for emergency surgery [01 Sep 2008|12:38pm]
[ mood | tired ]

So as some of you may know I was rushed into surgery on Thursday.

I went to the ER at Thomas with severe pains in my right side. I had been sick to my stomach for about three weeks and I just thought it was from stress and things. Well they took me straight back to a bed and did the initial exam. They gave me some medicine for the pain and for my upset stomach. I had to drink two huge things of the contrast dye for my CT scan. As soon as I got back from my scan Justin was there :) He stayed for as long as he could before he had to go back to class. Not long after he left the dr came in and told me I had appendicitis. She told me the surgeon was on his was over to talk to me. The surgeon came in and told me everything that was going on and that he would see me in surgery in 30 minutes.... They don't play around apparently with those at all... I was there in 30 minutes. I called everyone I could to let them know I was going to surgery and to tell them I loved them. Mom was out in the waiting room with Jess and I had to call her to let her know to hurry up and get back there because I was leaving. So I got to see Jess and her other before I went into surgery as well. They took me back and all went well I am presuming because I am not dead. They didn't just have to remove my appendix they also had to remove the lower section of my ascending colon where the appendix attaches because it was inflamed and infected as well. I got to go home the same night after they went back and forth about sending me home or keeping me.... Justin brought Amanda over so I could see her when I got out of surgery... and then Jess and her other showed up again... I had a full house that was for sure. Amanda had to go home so Justin took her back and then he came back and brought me dinner!!! He is so amazing. I have never had someone like him in my life before... I really don't know what I would have done without him through all of this. But besides the fact that I am up and moving around, I look like I am about 6 months pregnant from how swollen I am. I will be off work for a week and I go back in two weeks for my follow up. I get to take a shower today!!!!! I am really excited about that because lets face it I need one! I am just kinda bummed that this happened on a Holiday weekend. I was going to go to the concert tonight, but I definitely don't see that one happening. I am just going to lay in bed with my sweetheart and watch the WVU game and probably fall asleep a couple of times... LOL.

Tomorrow I am determined to go and see the fireworks. I am going to go to work and watch them so I can set down and it isn't that far of a walk and not too many people. The last thing I need is someone bumping into my stomach, I think I would topple over right then and there.

Oh, and might I mention the worst part of the surgery is where they have to fill you up with gas and the gas collects in your shoulder and around your ribcage and that by far is the most painful thing through any of this....

But I just wanted to let you guys know I am ok and that I love you all!!!

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[11 Jul 2008|07:14am]
[ mood | nervous ]

today is the day of the biopsy... Please pray for me.


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