I'm sitting up in bed, surrounded by things that are supposed to make me feel better: A good book, chicken noodle soup, crackers, ginger, popcorn, Norco, and my cell phone. Since Friday I've been a bit under the weather.
It started out with a sharp, almost cramp-like pain in one distinct spot in my lower abdomen when I would pee. Usually it would go away after I finished up. Later that night the pain was continuous. I asked Kevin to pick up some pure cranberry juice, thinking maybe it was my kidney (even though I'd never had a UTI with pain in the front, before). The next day was pretty normal but with pain. I went to the gym and spent a half hour on the arch trainer. This hurt, but I ignored it. I spent most of the afternoon just chilling on the couch with a general condition of feeling like poo. Finally, after some WebMD searching, I became a bit afraid that it may be my appendix which was hurting. We went to Urgent Care first (who told us it looked like my appendix but that I should go to the ER) and they weren't super helpful, aside from giving me a wheel chair ride over to the hospital.
Anywho, after a CT and an ultrasound (the kind where they stick the wand up your woowoo... ouch) they finally ruled out my appendix and found a nice little (big) cyst on my right ovary. It was the kind that bled a little bit. Well, I was sent home with a prescription for Norco (Basically, two Vicodins) and ibuprofen and told to get an ultrasound in six weeks.
Did I mention I've puked three times since then? We were in the ER from around 3 pm- Midnight. No food. I was getting a bit hangry. After standing up to get dressed and almost passing out I sent Kevin to find a vending machine. I needed a candy bar- fast. All was fine and dandy until I got in the car. Yikes. We finally found me a burger to take home.
At home I first puked up the candy bar and the fries, then I told myself that I'm sure that puking "helped" and that I could eat my burger. No bueno.
Then yesterday my diet consisted on popcorn and crackers until dinner, when I decided I could handle some Mediterranen Chicken Delit pizza from Papa Murphy's. I was sooo hungry. I bet I would have been fine, except I went for a third slice. That one did me in. :(
So today I'm being extra careful. I'm hoping to be able to eat a turkey burger this evening. Cross your fingers for me!
Also- did I mention how FABULOUS Kevin is? I'm very lucky to have married a man who can take care of me when I'm sick. He doesn't handle the vomit too well, but he can at least take my puke bucket out to the dumpster.
A big shout out to Cassie, too, who brought me the book Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (the author of the Time Traveler's Wife) from Powell's. I didn't think I would have time to read it back when I was feeliig well. Now I'm overrun with free time.
School starts on Friday, but I have a couple meetings I have to go to on Wednesday. Here's hoping I can walk easily by then!