Back in the Hospital
Monday, January 21, 2013
I was readmitted to the hospital once again on Thursday, January 17, 2013. My Cardiologist feels that they now have my A-Fib under control and Congestive Heart Failure in the process of reversing which is fantastic news. Since those are under control, he felt it was now time for others to address the nausea and vomiting I have had for the past 6 to 12 weeks.
In order to do this he admitted me to the hospital and made a call to my bariatric surgeon letting him know that he was admitting me and that we now needed to work on the other problems I have been having. As I said, this was on Thursday. I did not see the Bariatric Surgeon until Friday afternoon. At that time he told me that they would schedule a swallow test (to see if the stricture had come back) along with a lower G.I. I had those tests on Saturday afternoon and nothing showed up in either the swallow or lower G.I. test.
As a result of that, they then scheduled laparoscopic exploratory surgery for Monday (today). They came early this morning and drew my blood and then shortly after that took me down to the pre-op area. Within about 15 minutes the Anesthesiologist came to talk to me with about 4 other people. He said that my blood clotting factor was far too high and my blood pressure was far too low to do any surgery today. They would have to postpone the surgery until I could meet the guidelines since this was not an emergency. So now what they have advised me is that I will continue on the clear liquid only diet and nothing by mouth after midnight each day until such time as they are able to do the surgery. They do not know if that will be tomorrow or when, it depends on my Dr’s schedule the operating room schedule and my blood counts and heart rate. I am currently hooked up to 5 different IV’s which is certainly a record for me.
I was so frustrated when they told me that I could not have the surgery this morning that all I can do is cry. I thought I would have an answer today and now I get nothing for 1 more day at least. I know, I know—at least rationally I know that I do not want to add a risk factor to the surgery so I am glad they are not doing it today. The problem is that I am scared. On one hand I am afraid that they won’t find anything and so we still won’t know what the problem is; and on the other hand, I am afraid of what they might find. As I said, I just want this over and to know what is going on. This is a nightmare for me but even more so for my Husband and family.
Thanks for listening to me and I hope all is well with all of you. I don’t know where I would go without this list to vent on. It really helps, and just putting it in writing helps to alleviate some of the frustration.