Day 2 - remembering more of my journey
Thursday, December 30, 2010
To clarify some of the confusion from my blog yesterday - I had my surgery on December 20 to take out my gallbladder, out patient. I returned to my doctor two days later in excruciating pain, she upped my pain meds. NOW this is a sign that you could be leaking bile fluid - but I trusted my doctor - dont we all?
I cancelled Christmas with my kids, I was in too much agony - just to give you an example of my pain med schedule:
I was taking two tylenol 3's every 3 hours, 1 flexeral every 3 hours, 6 motrin every four hours.
I AM NOT suppose to take motrin - this tells you how much pain I was in.
When the Doctor upped my pain meds I was taking oxycoden 2 every 3 hours. No pain relief. I was calling them every day - expressing my discomfort.
The morning after Christmas - I had Don take me to the hospital.
I was not there long when they tested me for leaking fluids, dye ingested xrays and catscan. I was in agony. As soon as they knew what needed to be done - I was in the emergency procedure room for a stent to be put in to stop the leak. I spent some time in the ICU. My liver was shutting down. The drugs and the fluids did much damage. When I woke up in the ICU I knew I was blessed to be alive - God was not done with me yet.
I am thankful to be ALIVE and to be home.
This is day 2 of my prayer and walk healing journey.