Monday, August 31, 2015

This Vacation was brought to you by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

So hey guess what? A stomach ache isn't always just a bug. Sometimes it's an organ that needs to be evicted. I mean this is sort of crazy that like 9 months ago I had stomach pain and walked into a hernia surgery so when I walked in and was told could be your appendix I seriously looked at her like WTF? Start prepping for the CT and I'll call for transport. 
I will say that I was happy to hear Dr. Kruger was working so the whole process was quick. I arrived at Tobey hospital and was met by 3 nurses. I was checked in financially, medically and the 3rd took 6 tubes of blood all at the same time. By the time I walked to the bathroom and back I was ready to head for a CT Scan. 
Dr Kruger walked in shortly after that test and said I'm calling in the team you need to have the appendix out. From this moment on I was called a Lap Appy. I wish I felt as cute as the name but I do not. I have had only a few periods where the pain is completely managed since Friday. That alone is exhausting. 
But this time they took so much better care of me. I had the room to myself. I had a beautiful view of the sun going down and the Full moon coming up. I was trying to dig out the positives trust me. I mean no need to be all sorry-shit happens, body parts break. I am grateful I have insurance, a good surgeon and I got help just as it was perforating. I hear it gets really bad when it bursts.

Luckily Nana and Chelsea were available to hold down the fort and Aunt Cindy took them so they didn't miss their concert Sunday night. I am very lucky to have a good family. Ava sent me some I love you videos from her and her sisters so this was my response photo. Cute right?

This roast beef may not look that great but after a couple days of full liquids it becomes the greatest delicacy in the USA. It needed to be celebrated and photographed.

So I am home now and resting but sadly my house is a mess, my lawn is a foot tall and school starts in a week and I can't drive until Friday. Sound familiar? Yes, the last medical "adventure" occurred the week before Christmas. I am still having trouble controlling the pain so I can't overdue anything it just hurts too much but hoping tomorrow will be the beginning of the turn around.

1 comment:

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Aww hope the healing is speedy! Bright side... an appendix has to weigh a pound right? ;)

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
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08