Friday, September 23, 2011

So Grateful!

I just have to say how grateful I am for my husband, and for my mom. I honestly don't know what I would've done without them this week.

Earlier this week i've been having troubles sleeping... on Wednesday I woke up in the middle of the night with stomach pain.... Cam took care of me all morning while I was throwing up. I thought I just had the stomach flu and sent him to school... a few hours later I thought I was going to die.. I had the worst pains in my lower abdomen.. i've honestly never felt anything like it, I couldn't breath through it I was just crying from pain. Since Cam is at school I call my Mom, she looks up my symptoms and sets me up with Health Link. They suggest that I go into the hospital immediately as my symptoms look like I may have an ectopic pregnancy. I text Cameron and tell him he needs to leave class now and take me to the hospital....

the whole drive over to the hospital I was just praying that this pain would stop, and that it wasn't an ectopic pregnancy. We get to the ER and while the Nurse was assessing me I started throwing up again (I gave her some warning so she got me the garbage can just in time) My pain was in my lower abdomen on the left side which also made the triage nurse think it was a ectopic pregnancy.

While I was waiting in the ER to get admitted I was in so much pain... I kept going up to the nurses and asking them how long it would be. They were probably so annoyed with me. When I finally got admitted then stuck in an IV and gave me some Morphine..... that was the best thing to ever happen to me.

They loaded me up with fluids and then took me to get an ultra sound.... I was so worried and kept thinking about the worst that it could be. During the ultra sound the technician wasn't allowed to say anything.. so I had to wait for the doctor to come in... as soon as he came in I asked him to tell me what was wrong with me... turns out it was my appendix!! I was so relieved.. so most peoples appendix is on the right side of their body... mine was in my pelvis on the lower left side... apparently they can move around a bit because they are only attached on one side, but mine was in a pretty odd spot.

Anyway they scheduled me for an emergency appendectomy, and I went into surgery at about 10:30 (a little less than 12 hours after I was admitted) they told me that if they had waited any longer my appendix would've burst.... so I'm grateful I didn't have to feel that pain!

When I got out of surgery at midnight my Mom had driven up from calgary to be with me.. I was a little loopy from the anesthetic so my mom and Cam came back thursday morning. Cam has class all day on thursday (from 8-3) so my mom stayed with me all day. The hospital was at full capacity so I wasn't even in a room, I was in the broom closet (no joke, I'll get the pics from my mom) Cam hung up a sheet on the wall so I had a little privacy.

Anyway I had to stay in the hospital for 24 hours, but they don't really discharge in the middle of the night so I had to stay till morning. but i'm back home now and I have the 2 best helpers a girl could ever ask for!

I am so grateful to have a mom who will just drop everything when I call to drive up to Edmonton to take care of me. I am also so lucky to have a husband who will stay by my bedside all night.

Sorry if this post was a little too much information. I'm going to start blogging more so that I can remember these times of my life. Especially since this was my very first hospital visit!