I am ready for June to be over!
Now you know I normally love June
It's my birth month and I always party all month long...not so this month.
But I had the best of intentions.
June 9th saw me turn 66 and all was good.
I celebrated with Mom and then another celebration with Sara and kids.
My friend Carter who is owned by my houseguest Mr. Toes came to visit us.
We celebrated by going to the Flea Market near me that I have never been to in the 3 yrs I've lived here?!?!?!WHAT
It was so much fun and I found a few goodies to share in another post.
That afternoon we decided to go eat and I chose Waffle House. I love (or use too, do you see it coming?) their patty melts. So we ate and it was good and greasy as those things are meant to be. We shared a Pecan Waffle as dessert.
All that greasy food just sat in my stomach and hurt. It was a long night but the next morning I felt better. Just too much grease and all I thought. I have issues with reflux and take meds for it so didn't really worry much. I was OK on Sunday & Monday but not great.
Then Tue morning after Carter left my stomach was hurting a little bit. Mom and I were suppose to go to WalMart (and thank goodness we didn't). My stomach pain continued to get worse and worse, I broke out in a sweat and finally threw up. I got Mom to take me to the ER....yes the Emergency Room.
This was no ordinary pain and I knew it!
I was also checked for my heart since there is history of heart disease on both sides, but as I guessed it was my gallbladder.
UGH! I had acute pancreatitis and gallstones with one large one blocking the duct. The admitted me to the hospital and planned to remove my gallbladder, but first had to get the pancreatitis under control.
It was early evening by the time I was admitted and I was panicking because the next day was my big birthday luncheon celebration with my friends in Atlanta! I didn't have my phone until Sara brought it to me. I contacted everyone and they gave me a pass considering I was admitted to the hospital! :)
Oh but it gets better!
I was NPO (nothing by mouth) and I do mean NOTHING! for two days. IV antibiotics and just wait and wait.
This was on the ceiling above my bed and made me smile. All the nurses were wonderful and so surprised at my good spirits. Apparently I was quite sick but the women in my family have a high pain tolerance so I powered through most of it. I will admit to a couple of pain meds but sleep was needed.
Carter sent me this gorgeous bouquet of flowers and it cheered me up so much.
I had calls and visits to help pass the time. Carter came and took Mr Toes so we didn't have to worry about him (he will be coming back later this week).
They finally got my blood enzyme levels down to normal and did the surgery on Thursday. It was laparoscopic surgery but you have to have intubation, and that was a first for me. Of course I don't remember any of it!!
I stayed another night since I was pretty sick. Usually this surgery is outpatient and you can go right home but I'm glad they kept me another night.
My first meal in days and it was delicious (well not really but it was food). Sara got me home and between her and my Mom have been taking care of me. It was rough couple of days but I'm doing great now!
Thank you to everyone who prayed for me and sent me messages on Facebook. Emails, cards and gifts. You are all so special. I am still limited in lifting things and driving but I'm healing well and feeling so much better then I have in ages! Who knew all it took was a simple (ha ha) gallbladder surgery!
Wishing you JOY,