Monday, May 24, 2010

Slow Death Update

I'm super thankful that the doctor was able to get me in at 10:15 this morning.

Last night I had another "episode" and woke up this morning tired and ill. I decided to go ahead and try to run since I typically do on Mondays. I've been going 6-7 miles and, while it's difficult, I am able to succeed. This morning I went 3 miles and wanted to cry. It was hot, humid, and I was tired and in pain. I'm hoping to try again tomorrow and actually finish the workout.

The doctor is pretty sure I'm dealing with ulcers. She said my symptoms are in line with "peptic" or bleeding ulcers. They won't know if my gall bladder is also involved until I have a sonogram. They are supposed to call and schedule it soon.

She started me on Prilosec OTC this morning and thinks it should bring relief regardless. I've had a dull ache since midnight last night and, as the day has progressed, that's faded. I'm not sure if it's due to the time that's past or due to the meds. Either way I'm so very thankful.

I told Jared today that it's telling how excited and relieved I feel that we are working towards a solution. To be giddy at the idea of a solution shows how terrible the pain is. It reminds me of finally getting that epidural in labor and offering to name the child after the doctor administering it.

So the moral of the story is: I'm over-stressed and over-caffeinated. The problem is if I let up on the caffeine the stress will only increase :) I'll keep you updated on the gall bladder issue.

Thanks so much for all the sweet words of concern. I feel loved!


Alisa said...

I'm glad you have some idea of what might be the problem. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Cindy Coker said...

I'm so sorry you're having problems. If it's your gall bladder...cut way down on the if I need to tell you that. DO NOT EAT PEANUT BUTTER!!! It is a quick death that will have you on the bathroom floor praying for mercy. I hope it's just one fixable thing and not multiple issues. Praying for you either way!

Cindy Richardson said...

Wow, friend, just found your blog. So sorry to hear this is happening, but hopeful now that a means to a solution is in sight. Keep posting! Can't wait to browse through your blog in my "spare" time. :)