Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Surprise


At 5 a.m. this morning I was rudely awakened by a sharp, stabbing pain. I turned, I wiggled, I tossed back and forth a bit, I tossed back and forth a lot,,, trying to find a spot in my bed that would help ease the pain. Finally, after 30 minutes the intensity was worsening so I gave up and got up. Throughout the morning I paced, I stretched, I cried, I had dry heaves, I used heat, I used ice, but nothing was helping to diminish the pain in my upper right abdomen.

I felt it was too high to be my appendix, and in the wrong spot to be the usual acid indigestion/heartburn that I frequently have so I figured my gall bladder had to be the culpret. Let me tell you folks,,,I've had 3 large babies and I can't remember having labor pains as intensely agonizing as this pain. Not even kidney stones a few years ago was this bad,,,I swear!

I've had years of back pain for which I've seldom taken anything stronger than ibuprofen but
I gave up at 12:30 today and called the doctor. I needed relief in the form of some major pain medication and was at a point where I didn't give a hoot what it was or for how long it would make me goofy.

James was somewhere between the farm and Memphis moving equipment, Zach was gone fishing with our neighbor, Jeffrey, so I got dressed and drove myself to the doctor. A shot and some wonderful pills are keeping the pain monster at bay for now. I am supposed to go back on Monday for an ultrasound of my gall bladder and upper, right abdomen.

I hope they don't find rocks in there.

24 comments:

SOUL said...

holy hell, how did i miss this?
are you ok? what did they say it was? i'm tryin to figure out what's 'there'. it isn't your heart - is it? did they do an ekg?

i know that off the chart pain - when i had it - it was a lung clot with a DVT. i was screaming and crying. OMG it was horrible. did they CT anything? i hope you had a full workup. i'm worried.
i've never had 'stones' anywhere-- but the nurses 'thought' my pain that time was kidney stones -- before i luckily had a knowledgeable, for once - thank God, doc come in and somehow knew right away what it was and got me immediately to CT. or should i say STAT :)) i like that word.
my pain was lower right- wrapped around a bit to my back. it was a lowr lobe of my lung -- as i sit here - 2 years later smokin my head off.
maybe an upper lobe on yours.
you scare me-- i wouldn't be waitin til monday if the pain worsens or you get short of breath -- or 'wheezy/bubbly'

i lost oxygen to my brain-- and really i got stupid afterward-- my memory was worse than ever after that-- and as you know-- it keeps gettin worse.

don't blow this off ok?
pay attention to everything-- especially leg pain.. and anything realated to your lungs---or dizziness etc.

sorry -- it's the mom-- the protector --- in me.

be careful, and don't over do anything.

let me know what the dr says. k

Donna said...

Geez Girl! Let us know what they say after your test...Praying here that it's just all that sugar inside you that just got a lump in it...;o)
I'll check on you...
((((HUG))))

Jeanne said...

Oh no Brenda so sorry. Glad you didn't ignore it and took yourself to the doctor. Hope all is okay.

Sally said...

Goodness Ms Brenda - I'm SO sorry!! Saying prayers that you're going to be okay. Take care, and know we love you!! ((hugs))

Jeanette said...

Oh my goodness..I hope it's nothing serious! I will be keeping you in my thoughts!

bermudabluez said...

Yikes Brenda! This sounds very serious and I'm worried! I sure am glad that you listened to that little voice and called the Doc. Please let us know what the outcome of the tests were...sending prayers and good wishes your way!

Cindra said...

Isn't it strange how everyone's gall bladder pain is different. I hope whatever it is you get healed quickly. My gallbladder is long gone and the scar is only one of the reasons I no longer wear a bikini! LOL!

Sally said...

Thinking of you! Hope you're feeling better today. Will check in again tomorrow. ((hugs))

SOUL said...

hope you're feelin better today? a little? keep us posted. k

bermudabluez said...

Just stopping by to check on you, my friend!!

I sure hope you are doing ok...

Sending hugs!

Virginia Gal said...

oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about this Brenda! How brave you were to go to the doctor's by yourself, driving in all that pain!

I hope it turns out to be something that can easily be remedied! You will be in my prayers!

Attila The Mom said...

Oh yikes! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Donna said...

I sure hope that you had enough happy pills to last the weekend for you, and that they figured out what is causing the problem! Prayers being said for you!

Joan said...

Take care miz Brenda and let us know how you are doing.

Sally said...

Did you go to the dr yesterday? I hope you're okay. (hugs)

Mary Lou said...

Well, Did they take it out? It is so simple to do now days, and you feel sooooo much better. I had a stone stuck in my common duct and they had to back in and remove that too. Back when they gave you an 18" cut across your gut! Looks like railroad tracks.

I Hear you are home now. Take care sweetie!

joan said...

Oh man, I'm such a bad bloggy friend!! LOL I know this pain, had my gallbladder taken out a few years ago. Took them a whole year to figure out what was wrong with me and one whole year of real pain. I thought I was having a heart attack though that's how bad it was. I sure hope you are doing better Brenda. Take care of yourself.

joan said...

Oh man, I'm such a bad bloggy friend!! LOL I know this pain, had my gallbladder taken out a few years ago. Took them a whole year to figure out what was wrong with me and one whole year of real pain. I thought I was having a heart attack though that's how bad it was. I sure hope you are doing better Brenda. Take care of yourself.

SOUL said...

well hell. no wonder i didn't know you had surgery-- cuz YOU didn't tell ME. hmmm. like the mushroom that i am. kept in the dark and pooped on. yup that's me. mushroom soul.

ok yes i am done ScOULding you. just had to let ya know - ya gotta tell me these things. ok?
i here other folks talk about it-- then i wonder -- did i senile this information-- or did i just not hear it? i get confused even more. you know i sleep blog.

anyhow -- none of that is here nor there--- i am just very happy to hear that you are on the mend -- and i really do hope the pain is easing -- if not gone and or under control. that kinda pain is just not meant for the human body to endure.

big gentle hugs to you-- take care -- or hopefully someone is taking care of you--

latah

Donna said...

Hope you're feeling a lot better today Girl! I've wanted to call but I Know you really want to spend time on a phone call with someone asking dumb questions today SO....I'll call Next week...Hahahaa....and ask the dumb questions!!
(((HUG)))

Sally said...

Hey Ms Brenda! I hope you have a wonderful Easter, that you're not still in pain, and that everyone waits on you hand and foot!!

Get well soon!!!!!!

Donna said...

Happy Easter Friend! Hope you're doing Tons better today!!
((((HUG))))

kimberly said...

hope you are feeling better, brenda and all is well.....happy Easter!!!!
hugs,
kimberly

Jeanette said...

Hey girl.Sorry you had to have surgery and I hope you are recovering well and not in a lot of pain! I got a nifty new staple remover here at work if you wanna borrow it!!