Thursday, December 25, 2014

My 1st Ride in an Ambulance

Well this was fun......not.
Last Monday I had a tummy ache that moved onto sharper pains in my belly button that then decided to amp up to pretty ouchies when I bent over to pick something up. 
My doctor's office was already closed so I decided to head to the ER. 
I will yada-yada-yada you up to the point when they take a bunch of blood, pee and heart rates and ask for the 5th time if I have been to Africa lately and I finally have a Doctor ask What is going on?
At this point I show him the golf ball lump on top of my belly button that I have found and diagnosed myself while waiting and I say.....I don't think this is supposed to be here.
That kind Doctor decides to push as hard as he can 2 FUCKING TIMES and guess what? It didn't go anywhere but up to an 8 on the pain scale and make me threaten to punch him in this face if he did it again.
Next thing I know he is explaining that their surgeons will not fix it and I need to go to Tobey Hospital as that is where I had Gastric Bypass. Yay, you will be traveling by Cape Cod Ambulance.
OK I will add it has been 10 days and I am over it. Sort of like after you have a baby. The bad memories are tucked away. 
 I will make some suggestions. 
Advocate for yourself. Speak up and don't be afraid to ask for food or pain medication or help to the bathroom just because you don't want to wake your room mate or bother the nurse. 
You will be uncomfortable and others don't afford you the same courtesy. I finally asked for help once I realized she was awake and not caring about waking me. By then I was in extreme pain and not sleeping. Foolish.
I am happy to say I am on the up swing now. Tired but Christmas is exhausting never mind throw in a quick and unplanned surgery. 
Speaking of that, I need to hit the hay.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40