So let’s go back a week shall we? I can explain my lack of blogging and lack of comments on your blogs. October 3rd I was at work and started getting severe pains in my right side. It went all the way to my shoulder and was quite painful. Anyone that knows me knows I have a huge tolerance for pain. Childbirth was easy to me…put it that way.
By 4 pm that day, I was fired from my job. Believe me when I say you can get fired for posting things on facebook. I never said a name and I was making a joke, like usual, but I got canned, booted, kicked to the curb. After six years, never being in trouble and only one vacation in all those years. I’ll leave it at that and say no more. I didn’t feel like facing my husband (or anyone) at that moment, so I went home and slept. The pain was getting very intense by now.
I started getting a cough by Thursday and just thought it had something to do with the pain in my side. So Thursday, Friday and Saturday I pretty much stayed in bed, burning up with a fever and coughing so hard I would get sick. The pain at this time was unbearable. By Sunday I was going to drive myself to the hospital. Again, those of you that know me, know I don’t even like going to the Doctor’s let alone a hospital, because I have no health insurance. I have not been hospitalized (overnight) since I gave birth 21 years ago!!
My hubs went with me and after numerous x-rays and blood tests, they found I had pneumonia, which I get about every other year. Still, that didn’t explain the pain in my side. They thought possible gallstones or kidney stones, so I was admitted to the hospital. At this point, I didn’t care…I just wanted something for the pain. And guess what? I got it, I don’t know what it was called but it was a wonder drug that they shot into my IV and let me tell you…I was floating and pain free! I was happy. Like happy, happy, joy, joy, happy.
The next day brought about 99 more tests, MRI’s, x-rays, scans of scans, blood tests, you name it. I noticed blood in my urine and it was shortly after that they noticed my blood levels were way below normal. I was losing blood but, not enough in my urine to make a huge difference. I was losing blood somewhere. I had to have a blood transfusion. I didn’t have gallstones but I had “sludge” in my gallbladder along with some blood.
I was released to come home on Tuesday. I had meds for pneumonia and pain meds (which don’t work) for my gallbladder. It was determined my gallbladder should come out but, they can’t do surgery until I’m over pneumonia.
In between all this, on Thursday October 4th, my grandson was born! I was happy and thrilled but in so much pain, I could hardly talk to my son on the phone. I felt so horrible to be miserable on the day he was just ecstatic with joy! On the other hand, if I were in TX to see the baby, I wouldn’t get to even be near him.
I have a check-up with my Doctor tomorrow. Since I’ve been home, my legs, hands and face have been swelling up. A lot. I look like the Michelin man only blown up even more and my eyes are little slits like my ponytail is waaaaaayyyyy too tight!
I was back commenting on blogs yesterday and plan on staying that way. It all depends on what they do/say today. I’m hoping (praying) I get to come home with meds and not be admitted again. I would seriously cry, since I’m jobless and have no insurance. Sooooo, if I do disappear from your blog comments you will know why and I will try to hurry back. I am taking a break from my own blog for a week or two. I’m on a pretty crappy diet with my gallbladder and I’m sure you don’t want to hear about eating things that taste like cardboard and grass or ass. It just doesn’t make for good blogging
Since all that was kinda’ serious and not much fun, I just can’t end my blog like that. Of course I have to introduce my grandson! My son’s name is Derek and this is Derek Calvin Wayne Howe Jr. I apologize to those of you who have seen these on facebook but, you know I’m a Grandmama now and I’ll post these ’til your eyeballs are bloodshot and you’re screaming no more please!! ;P
I will try (key word, try) to post a quick update on Wednesday. If not, you will see something on facebook or I will still be lurking (and commenting) on your blog. If you haven’t friend requested me yet on fb…look me up, Suzie Shaw (in Michigan), I’ll gladly accept :) Even though I had a bad week, I had a wonderful week too with this precious new addition to our family. Life is good, until I have to live in a van down by the river, then I’ll worry…until then, peace out peeps and have a great week ;) I have missed you all! xoxo