Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ER


I had an inconvenient visit to the ER today. Sad that I still spent most of the day in the hospital, just not getting paid for it, like I usually do. I had some real intense abdominal pain all night, even passed out in my bathroom. I ended up succumbing and going to the ER this morning, after all the nurses surrounding me in my life (coworker, roommate, boyfriend) and my doctor came to that conclusion. It was a different pain than anything I'd experienced or that fit any certain category. I was constantly reminded of Brian Regan's skit of the ER "say 8, say 8!" and "well, it feels like my insides want to be on the outside"... So it was just lots of testing and waiting and waiting some more. In the meantime, I learned about how I react to different kinds of narcotics, painkillers, contrast dye, IV contrast, etc. All I can say is that Dilaudid is my friend. It turns out, I had an ovarian cyst rupture, combined with the after effects of dehydration (compliments of my recent trip--see post below) that can be extremely painful, especially the first one you have. Well, lesson learned. At least there's not much I can do about it but be aware that's what it is next time. You know, it could have been worse... I am really thankful for all the concerned and attentive nurses in my life.

5 comments:

Casey said...

i hope you're feeling better soon. that doesn't sound too fun!

Melissa Hislop said...

Next time!? Oh, Emily you look so sad in that tiny hospital bed hooked up to everything. You passed out? Well, thats not saying much, you do that a lot, but still I'm glad your roommate is a nurse and made you go. You also are in our prayers.

Rachel said...

Poor Emily dear! I hate the ER and I only had to be in it for 3 hours last week- and they knew what was wrong with me! (My insides weren't trying to escape). I also thought of Brian Regan at that moment, but I only had a 4 pain so they ignored me while they helped those with real problems- all those 8s and 10s. I wish you the best and take it easy dear!

Ruthie said...

I'm grateful you went to the ER and got some drugs to help out with the pain. :( Did the doctor tell you to expect more episodes like this, hence the "next time"?

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

You poor girl! I've had those before. I really feel for ya!