Friday, March 26, 2010
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.