Last Wednesday night, I ended up in the emergency room and finally got released yesterday afternoon, and let me say THERE TRULY IS, NO PLACE LIKE HOME (but it isn't the same when you're all alone ; (
It was a long, hard (harder than I could imagine) seven days. I am just so grateful to have it all resolved. I won't go into a lot of boring (and painful to relive) details, but let me "highlight" a few:
- Going into the emergency room there were only 2 people ahead of me--do you have any idea how often that happens--can we say NEVER!!!!!
- When the nurse at the ER asked me if I had been nauseated, I replied, "No", but asked for a pan, just in case, and within minutes was continually filling it.
- Finally was admitted and immediately enjoyed my first and hopefully last ever N/G tube. Unfortunately the tests they wanted to perform was done at another hospital so although my chart was faxed over on Friday, I was not to be transported until the following Monday. An N/G tube does not mean you will not throw up and is ten times harder with the tube in your nose.
- My first introduction to heparin shots--had no idea how painful they are and the way they bruise. Three a day gave me this--by the way, it is my arm ; )
- As soon as I had my test that revealed blockage in my duct filled with sludge and gallstones and whatever else and that was zapped, I felt so, so, so much better. But just to be sure they ran another test the following day and all was good.