Sunday, September 6, 2009

To the dreadful ER and beyond...

Last Thursday I ended up spending ALL night at the ER. I was having a normal day when after dinner, I found myself doubled over in pain...covered in sweat..and unable to breathe or more. I tried to lay down for a while...got a blessing, and saw no improvement so I decided to go into the ER. That place is a disgusting mess of bizarre people...and is actually the last place a germaphob like me wants to be when I am in excrutiating pain...but I survived.

They quickly noticed that I wasn't faking it and doped me up pretty well and surprisingly fast with an iv full of something that definitely put me out. They ran test after test...and found nothing more than abnormal ovarian cysts. They sent me home later with pain medicine and told me to stay in bed for at least a week. Today is day three...and I finally wondered down to the computer. I am barely able to roll over and am still in completely horrific pain...some dull and constant, but the worst being a sharp, shooting pain that grips my body and takes away my breath for a while.

Last night I blacked out and fell down the stairs and later blacked out and fell on the floor in my room while trying to get back in bed. I really don't feel well, and I would give anything to just return to my daily routine...kids, dishes, laundry, errands. This is miserable. Please keep me in your prayers. (And hopefully my next post will be that I am so grateful to be mobile again and to be feeling better!) Overall, I am very healthy and I am so grateful for that. I can see that this would be very trying for families...and I know so many people have to endure it. I am hurting now and this is all I can handle of sitting in a chair...I going back to bed.

5 comments:

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

I'm so sorry!! all that pain, and then the blacking out on top of it-that's so scary.
I hope you're up and back to normal soon!

Auna Leigh said...

Oh ya poor thing! Go to bed for pete sakes. I hope they get you all figured out and on the mend soon. Take care! Love you! I hope Larry reads this to you so you can stay laying down! ;)

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Lexie said...

Yikes, I'm so sorry, that sounds terrible. I'll be praying for you, but in the meantime, don't go near the stairs again and I hope it gets better soon, did they give you any kind of an ETA on when it should improve?

Natalie said...

So sorry, Shanda! Rest and recover quickly. Do you have to have surgery or something? Good luck and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.