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Bedrest is boring me out of my mind

Jan 14, 2016 7:53 AM

Morning peeps,
Went to the ER yesterday morning after a hellacious night of discomfort. CAT scan showed absolutely nothing. They did at least give me a dose of IV toradol which did nothing and a dose of Ultram which calmed it down, but nothing else for pain. Still at about a 3-4 this morning but only when that side is messed with. Appendix is fine. Lab work showed a slightly elevated WBC count as well as a slightly elevated absolute neutrophil count. So the verdict is they have no idea what's going on. On clear liquids at least until I can tolerate a bland diet and more modified bed rest. I do have an appointment on Monday morning with my gyn thank goodness, so hoping to be off rest by then. Going to go grocery shopping tonight but that's it until Saturday morning(ultrasound then). Might need to follow up with the surgeon cause I'm still thinking something is still not right. Just wanted to give everybody an update and let you know that I have not falling off the face of the earth. Blessings.

Jan 14, 2016 12:08 PM

I hope things improve Amanda. I am sorry you have to be on bed rest. That is hard to do. Some people may think it is enjoyable to be able to be lazy but I find it hard to stay in a bed. Take it easy with your grocery shopping. I hope nothing is wrong when you go to the doctor. But I imagine it would be hard if he said that there is nothing wrong when your body feels like there is something wrong. Best wishes to you. Get well soon.

Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

Profiler, it's just making me more tired then usual is all. Pain is still there although much more tolerable then it was yesterday(2-3 now versus a 7-8 yesterday morning). Just a little annoyed at the moment because of the way I was treated yesterday. The ER doc was definitely not very nice at all and just kind of dismissed me rudely. Have another appointment on Tuesday morning with my PCP. It really truly does feel like my appendix but the cat scan found nothing. Still tender bellied right now, but they would not prescribe anything in the meantime for pain or nausea.

Jan 14, 2016 2:04 PM

Amnade..you have had one thing after another. I'm so sorry. I'll be praying you get a solution to hr imediae issue and can have some days of rest.

Jan 14, 2016 2:06 PM

Amanda, I'm so sorry you're still in so much pain. Don't wait until Thursday if you think you need to go back to the ER. My grandfather's ruptured on him and he was very sick for a long while. Go to a different hospital if you have that option. Call your surgeons office at least. Hugs & prayers for you! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 14, 2016 2:18 PM

Flappys, I'm thinking about that at the moment. If worse comes to worse, I'll go back but at the moment it's tolerable. It just really freaked me out when I couldn't stand upright and was walking half bent over. They probably really should have kept me but didn't because I wasn't running a fever at all. And was greatly perturbed when I called yesterday morning, she said try to call when the office opens. No way in hell I was going to do that because it is damn near impossible to get an emergency appointment with my gyn, so I went to the ER. I know that it's bad if I begging my mom to take me to the ER on Sunday and she did as well. At this point, I'm really inclined to wait until Monday and let my gyn sort it out. If he feels that I need to go to the surgeon, he can send me at that point.

Jan 14, 2016 8:43 PM

New, it's really starting to freaking piss me off that it seems like I never get a break already. Tried bland food but that was a no go, so back to clear liquids again. I'm hoping that I might be able to sleep tonight already. Needing to just shut my mind up already, turn down the lights and crash.

Jan 14, 2016 8:46 PM

I so understand the need to just shut down..I'll pray that you get your rest

Jan 15, 2016 12:52 AM

Well, it's nearly 2 am and I'm just now falling asleep. Makes no sense.....

Jan 15, 2016 3:25 AM

I read a medical journal recently that they are recommending that if the appendix is not not badly. Infected to the pount of bursting, that they are starting to recommending antibiotics over surgery. So hopefully if it ends up being your appendix, maybe. They can avoid surgery. I hope it is not that. Is it as painful as what others have described are do you think it is just the beginnings of a problem.

Jan 15, 2016 6:52 AM

Profiler, it is pretty darn painful. I'm really hoping it's not my appendix cause I'm not running a fever. But even for me, not running a fever doesn't mean a whole lot because I am immunocomprimised.

Jan 15, 2016 1:10 PM

Sorry profiler, I didn't realize I hadn't answered all of your question. This has been going on since last Sunday so I'm not sure how far I'm into it, if it is appendicitis. I'm beginning to really suspect something intestinal because of where the pain is. Have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow morning at the hospital. If that makes it worse, I'm going back to the ER after. This is really a nuisance already. It seems like any kind of pressure on that side makes it worse.

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