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I've been spanked...

Friday, September 28, 2012

So, yesterday, I somehow thought that I should go to work.

Yes, somehow, i thought that taking one day off from work after a nasty bout with diverticulitis was reasonable.

No, I don't know what I was thinking. I was being stupid. I worked a half day was miserable and went home till my doc appointment.

I've had the same doc for oh, 10 years. He's a nice guy, very small clinic, he's a little crazy, but he always remembers my name, remembers who my kids are etc.

He took one look at me and said "you went to work today, didn't you?" I said, "well only for half a day..." and he said

"What part of 'rest' was confusing to you Lisa? What might it feel like to 'rest'? You have no idea, do you? Will you just stay home tomorrow, please?"

Ahem. That would probably be the over-developed sense of responsibility to everyone but myself. Yep, that's what made me think I "should" go to work.

Argh. Staying home today.

  
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TERRYT55 10/2/2012 1:21PM

    I have that same sense of responsibility........glad your doc told you to get some rest. Sounds like you have a good relationship with your doctor which is so important. Happy you are resting and getting well.

Take care.

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KATCHAGIRL 9/28/2012 12:28PM

    Rest up and GET WELL SOON!!

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FATBASTICH 9/28/2012 8:46AM

    listen to your doc! rest!

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di穠er穞ic穟穕i穞is = Ouch

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

For awhile now, I've had some abdominal pain. I thought it was tied to wheat/gluten. Seemed like when I would have wheat after not having it for awhile, I'd have pain.

Since Monday though, the pain had really ramped up. Monday night, I felt ill...almost like I was coming down with the flu. I took ibuprofen all day Tuesday, and that took care of the flu-like symptoms, but the pain in my stomach wasn't going away. Last night, I came down with a 102 fever and chills even with the ibuprofen and I knew that as much as I wanted to avoid it, it was time to go into the ER.

Everything seemed to point to appendicitis but the surgeon wanted a CT just to see what we were getting into (and I strongly suspect partially due to my weight - that pain was under many layers of adipose tissue). The CT showed pretty extensive diverticulitis.

Well, no wonder my gut hurt! Now on two different antibiotics and percocet. Should be feeling better soon.

Good thing, because Disneyland is 6 days away, LOL! That was all i could think of in ER at midnight last night...I've paid for this trip and now they're talking surgery....crap!

Supposed to be improved within 24 hours, if not, I have to go back in to make sure nothing has abscessed/ruptured.

Health continues to be fleeting for me lately. But, perhaps when we get a hold on this, I'll feel much better.

Here's hoping!

  
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LEXIE63 10/15/2012 12:38PM

    That's what happened to me, plus I felt really sick as well. Ugh! *shudders*
Glad to see you recovered enough to enjoy your holiday. :-)

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TERRYT55 10/2/2012 1:19PM

    Oh Lisa.....I'm so sorry but happy if this had to happen that it wasn't the night before your trip! Feel better.

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KATCHAGIRL 9/28/2012 12:27PM

    Hope you feel better soon!



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SUSIEQ911 9/27/2012 10:03AM

    Feel better soon!

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GOPINTOS 9/26/2012 7:46PM

    Zoinks! Hope you are starting to feel better.

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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56ROSE 9/26/2012 2:16PM

    Sounds painful! Feel better soon and enjoy your trip! emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 9/26/2012 1:46PM

  Hope everything resolves itself in time for your trip....Watch that percocet....it is a nasty drug and highly addictive without you even knowing it......

Have fun at Disneyland

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di路ver路tic路u路li路tis = Ouch

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

For awhile now, I've had some abdominal pain. I thought it was tied to wheat/gluten. Seemed like when I would have wheat after not having it for awhile, I'd have pain.

Since Monday though, the pain had really ramped up. Monday night, I felt ill...almost like I was coming down with the flu. I took ibuprofen all day Tuesday, and that took care of the flu-like symptoms, but the pain in my stomach wasn't going away. Last night, I came down with a 102 fever and chills even with the ibuprofen and I knew that as much as I wanted to avoid it, it was time to go into the ER.

Everything seemed to point to appendicitis but the surgeon wanted a CT just to see what we were getting into (and I strongly suspect partially due to my weight - that pain was under many layers of adipose tissue). The CT showed pretty extensive diverticulitis.

Well, no wonder my gut hurt! Now on two different antibiotics and percocet. Should be feeling better soon.

Good thing, because Disneyland is 6 days away, LOL! That was all i could think of in ER at midnight last night...I've paid for this trip and now they're talking surgery....crap!

Supposed to be improved within 24 hours, if not, I have to go back in to make sure nothing has abscessed/ruptured.

Health continues to be fleeting for me lately. But, perhaps when we get a hold on this, I'll feel much better overall.

Here's hoping!

  


Tuesday Once Again

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CPAP Streak: 14 days

Countdown to Disneyland: 7 DAYS!

Last night's dance practice kicked me to the curb. Every muscle in my body hurt when we were done - so much so that I went to sleep wondering if I was coming down with the flu! Thankfully, I'm fine this a.m. It's been several months since we've all been together and it was wonderful to have my friends together, laughing and sweating up a storm.

Fall is definitely making it's presence known here in Central Oregon..the trees are changing, the weather's cooled and there's a quality to the sunshine...more golden - that I always associate with fall.

Jodie started back at classes yesterday, she is 12 credits from her associates degree in Criminal Justice. She loves school and it was good to see her happy last night.

Work's been a bit of a bear lately, but that's GOOD. We'd been so slow it was causing some anxiety for folks and I'm frankly happier when we're busy!

Noticing some seasonal depression creeping round....but reminding myself, that's exactly what it is - seasonal. While fall is my favorite time of year, it apparently messes with me too.

Reminding myself of all I'm grateful for makes a huge difference for me - so again today, my gratitudes are:
A loving partner, healthy happy kids, a little dog that makes me smile every day, a car that runs, a job, health insurance, dance, friends.

Life is good.

  
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TERRYT55 9/25/2012 12:10PM

    I love fall too. Please post pictures of the changing colors.......here in So California (at least where I live) we don't see the changes like other parts of the country do.

Happy Jodie enjoys school and is happy. My hubby loves classes and would be a professional student if the pay was better emoticon

Take care, Terry

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SBANSCH 9/25/2012 8:57AM

    I love your positive attitude! emoticon

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Monday Check In

Monday, September 24, 2012

CPAP streak: 13 days

Weekend's over, back to work!

Eight days till Disneyland!

I got nervous last night, and researched weight limits for rides. Whew. All I read, from people a good 50-100 pounds heavier than me - said they all fit, with one exception due to their particular body style. That was reassuring. Not that I'm a huge rollercoaster fan, LOL. Not so much. But if I want to go on a ride and I can't because of my weight, it would be better to know about it than to wait in line and then be humiliated by not fitting!

Last week at work we were short one person all week due to a vacation and it was hard to keep up - so this week looks like a piece of cake since we'll be fully staffed.

Funny how something so simple can make me happy. Which leads to....gratitude. Definitely been working the gratitude factor. Grateful for a job, and a very good one at that in this economy. Grateful we at least have one car - and who cares it's a dinged up lil Mazda from the 80s? Grateful my kids are all well and relatively happy, LOL. Grateful to be loved and have someone to love.

Grateful to be on the "right side of the grass" and having another day to work on getting it right....

  
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FAITHWALKNC 9/24/2012 10:48PM

  Being able to ride rides again is one of my long term goals. Know that is an inspiration to me:)

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EGALITAIRE 9/24/2012 8:36AM

    great outlook

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