Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Home again, home again diggity ouch

I had my gallbladder removed. It sucked. Well, not so much the removal but the pain afterwards. They gave me just about every painkiller known to man and nothing was helping with the post-op pain. Finally they said "You can be in pain here or you can be in pain at home but there's nothing more we can do for you."

I chose home. This morning Jesse called the doctors office to see if there was anything else that could be done. The doctor was annoyed that I had been told to go home in the first place and told Jesse to take me in to the ER.

At the ER they checked me out. I had an x-ray, ultrasound and (for some reason I don't really understand) an enema. The x-ray and ultrasound showed nothing and the enema only served to make me more uncomfortable. They sent me home with pretty much the same advice as the post-op nurses gave me. "Stay here and be in pain or go home and be in pain." (I sort of think that at some point when you tell people that none of the painkillers you're being given are working that they start to think you're a junkie. It's a little frustrating.)

So now I'm at home. In pain. I'm annoyed that none of the painkillers worked for me but what can you do? I'm sure I'll be feeling better in a day or two. In the mean time I'll lay in bed and watch 30 Rock on Netflix and eat Haribo Raspberries. What morphine can't fix, gummies and Fey will.

7 comments:

Torina said...

That sounds sucky. Did they blow you up to get in there? When I had my ovarian surgery, they blew up my abdomen with air and it took three days of intense, no-sleeping-at-all, laborous breathing pain to get rid of all the excess air in my abdomen.

Mandy said...

Oh honey, I may be a little drunk from the new year celebration, but it does get better, and it probably is the air! Hope things get better take it easy!

Mrs. Schmitty said...

So sorry! Just know that it heals quickly...the pain will soon go away. Get better soon!

Stimey said...

Yuck, I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. I hope it eases quickly.

Cathy said...

ugh. Sorry you're still in pain. Hopefully it'll go away soon.

Alison Wonderland said...

Yeah but no more gallbladder pair right? At least that's something.

Laggin said...

But Fey will make you laugh and that will HURT!

Hope you're doing better.