Thursday, November 01, 2007

update

2 days ago i was at the hospital, again, from 9am to 7pm. blood taken, iv fluids given (including potassium which i was seriously lacking!) another ct scan and more xrays. nothing was found in any of it. that would seem like good news, but it doesn't help explain why i'm so sick and feel so horrible and in pain when i'm conscious.

i made an appointment for next friday for an endoscopy so they can look and see if there's something amiss that they couldn't find in the other snapshots. and, they will blow open my "pouch" (the new stomach) to make it less tight - in hopes that that will make me feel better. i hope it works.

needless to say, i'm not sleeping because i can't get comfortable. pain all over my torso, especially around my ribcage and in between my ribcage where the pouch is. i'm constantly (TMI ALERT!) puking up "foam" (saliva) and it is getting harder and harder to drink water. oh yeah, i haven't had anything in the way of food since last thursday. i could care less about that - but the water thing really bothers me. water is starting to taste bad to me (did you know water had a taste??) i've been drinking aquafina - which used to taste the best to me! and i tried the cold water from the fridge dispenser. that too tasted weird. almost sweet. today i'm drinking evian - and cold, it is ok...but room temp - it isn't. problem is, cold doesn't work for my pouch.

all this has me so depressed...you don't even know. and there's nothing anyone can do for me. so this is creating stress at home. hubby is very, very stressed out. i keep telling him if i could will this away, i would. and that i'm not doing this TO him. if i could feel better - god, i would in a second. i don't enjoy this.

thank you for all of your well-wishes and prayers. please, please keep them coming.

until then, here's the beeb.

9 comments:

Lynne said...

I'm so sorry this has been such an ordeal for you. It wasn't supposed to be like that. I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

Melanie said...

I hope you can figure out what is causing all this, and get it corrected. I hate to see you not feeling well.

:hugs: :goodvibes:

Alison said...

Many, many hugs.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Oh, Sweetie.. I'm so sorry you are having to go thru this hell..Praying for you daily.. Please heal quickly..

token said...

It sounds like you have what they call here a "stricture". Basically it means the opening from the pouch to the intestine has closed up to tightly (from scar tissue). They should find it when they scope you...which they should do NOW.

rebecca said...

yep, i know what a stricture is. i've thought this for WEEKS but they kept saying NO STRICTURE. hopefully, friday they will find it.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Praying for you today...

Melanie said...

its thursday the 7th have you found out anything?

thinking about you. hugs.

Lynne said...

Hope you're feeling better - have a wonderful Thanksgiving.