Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's Snowing in Houston!

I'm back after a 3 day hospital stay for my once removed gallbladder. I have been having flareups of pain just like I did just before I had it removed. This time it started on the day after our anniversary and after going to the dr. and her telling me to go to the ER if it didn't get better or if it got worse, I did, under much duress! My arms look like I have been in a fight with a drug dealer from all the IV attempts and blood draws, ugh! After many tests and torture they let me out today no wiser about the cause of the pain than when I went in. I should have stayed home!!!! I'll have to be unconscious or bleeding profusely before they will ever get me anywhere close to a hospital again!

But the bright side is that it was snowing when I left the hospital. Beautiful little white flakes floating down from the sky. We here in south Texas get excited even if it doesn't stick because we don't see it that often. I just went outside and it is snowing again and I looked on the radar and more is coming! Probably won't get to make a snowman but I feel like making snowflakes with my die cuter and get out the glitter to decorate them and hang them up!

I am going to start all my gift making tomorrow even if I don't feel well, hopefully it will improve my mood and make me forget the pain that is still there. I have to my sister's tag also, so until then,



JoAnnC. said...

HOLY CRAP! How come nobody ever lets me know anything? I'm so sorry you are still in pain! I talked to a friend and they said you might have a bile duct injury from your surgery or a "sphincter of Oddi dysfunction". Did they do an ultrasound, HIDA scan, ECRP, or biliary scintigraphy? An ERCP would be the definitive study to evaluate the location of any leak and the most likely cause of your pain.
Email me!!!

Gene and Charli said...

Talk about a small world. I just had an appendectomy for chronic appendicitis on Sunday! LOL Still in a bit of pain due to the equipment but not much. I'm sorry you're feeling bad. Hope you get well soon!

Sonya said...

Thanks for all your concern, Charlie, I feel for you and pray that you have a quick recovery and NO lingering after effects! I had my append. out when I was 16 and easier to heal up, and have had no complications since. That is one less thing, thankfully!

Paula Bauer said...

So sorry to hear you have not been well. Pain is so awful to deal with....draining.

Glad to hear God sent snow to brighten your spirits.

Hopefully to discomfort will quickly subside and you will be back on your feet again in time to dive into the Christmas Celebration.

I'm so in the mood - and found an artist that has captured the poignancy of Christ's birth in an amazing way. I bought lots of prints for next year's gifts. [such uncharacteristic planning ahead for me!)