Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fuckin' Eh

Hm. . . where to begin.  I am headed back to the hospital tonight for a CAT scan.  Earlier today I called my surgeon's nurse and told her I had been fainting/blacking out and having copious amounts of drainage from "area previous known as rectum".  She told me to come into the office immediately.  After having a very uncomfortable exam from the surgeon he decided I need to go in for a CAT scan (having a person stick their fingers up your bum is uncomfortable on so many levels, but to have them do it with your husband in the room makes it even more uncomfortable.) At 9:oopm tonight we head back to the hospital.  Joy.  He also ran some blood work to see if we can figure out the issue with the fainting spells.  His concern is that I may have developed an abscess.  At 7:00 I start drinking some barium, then when I arrive they will give me more barium via the area previous known as rectum.  Sounds just like how I wanted to spend my evening.  
Todays lessons are:
  1. Fainting is not normal, ever.
  2. Smelly beige drainage from bum also not normal.
  3. Don't ignore things or be worried about annoying people.  I am writing checks to these people daily and to hear me complain is part of what they are paid for.  
  4. Oh yeah, and No these symptoms are not because I am addicted to painkillers.  (I have been having hot flashes and cold sweats, and thought that maybe I was going through withdrawals, but apparently is is very unlikely to get that addicted in under 2 weeks. And mostly those symptoms are related to whatever is causing the drainage. Silly thing to be paranoid about huh? )  
  5. Oh Oh one more.  Just because you post your symptoms on a online message board for others who have had this surgery and they say said symptoms are normal, does not mean that they are in fact normal.  
 I will update as soon as we know anything.  Rock out.  


4 comments:

Paula said...

Don't know what to say Steph, but good luck tonight and will be eager to hear the outcome of the CAT scan.
Love ya, Aunt Paula

Andrea said...

Oh dear. Sorry to hear that you're having all this go on! I was hoping the dizziness/fainting was just from being weak after your surgery. Hopefully the CT scan will shed some light and you'll get some answers and be back on the right path soon.

Mom-To-Be said...

Ugh! I'm so sorry you're going through this Steph. This week had been full of hard lessons for you. Hopefully they'll be able to figure out what's going on soon so you can get back to recovering!

Maribeth said...

I will be thinking about you tonight. Hope they have some answers and you can get on the road to recovery. You deserve a few breaks.