Friday, February 3, 2012

Surgery, spinal injections, bowel obstruction, and Dysentery, OH MY!

Anyone who knows me in real life has noticed I've not been myself since around October. We had chalked it up to doing too much and having a low immune system. This is what is going on.

In December we found out I needed surgery according to my Gynecologist. They got that fixed. I had scar tissue that was making everything lean left.

Than I was in a car wreck also in December (ladies night and go figure I was the only one not drinking :p). I didn't know than but it hurt my back really badly. So I had to start doing Physical therapy 4 times a week. Yesterday it was decided that what they were doing wasn't working so I had to get cortisone shots from my neck to my spine (12 of them) and they are sending me for an MRI. So hopefully we will get some good news and these shots will do the trick and I won't have to get more (b/c they hurt like heck).

Finally 3 days after my surgery I ended up in the hospital's ER. At first they said it was a gallbladder problem but further tests proved not so. That was the good news. That is when it was discovered I got Amoebic Dysentery while I was in Mexico this Summer (and no I didn't drink the water). Now they found an obstruction in my lower left portion of my bowel. I don't know how they fix that. For now we are waiting for 3 wks to see if we killed all the amoebas and than after that he will go over ways to treat the obstruction.


It has been pretty overwhelming but at this point we are fixing everything and nothing is life threatening. I will get better and I will be fine!! It just is hard when it hits all at once. So if I'm skipping out on things please don't get your feelings hurt. I've not quit my church! I'm just tired and in some pain. I'll be back though soon :) It just will take a time, b/c when it rains sometimes it doesn't just pour but you get hit by a hurricane. I'm just hanging in there and very optimistic the worse is behind me (it better be)!

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! I hope everything works out soon so you can start feeling better! I'll be thinking about you.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Surgery, spinal injections, bowel obstruction, and Dysentery, OH MY!

Anyone who knows me in real life has noticed I've not been myself since around October. We had chalked it up to doing too much and having a low immune system. This is what is going on.

In December we found out I needed surgery according to my Gynecologist. They got that fixed. I had scar tissue that was making everything lean left.

Than I was in a car wreck also in December (ladies night and go figure I was the only one not drinking :p). I didn't know than but it hurt my back really badly. So I had to start doing Physical therapy 4 times a week. Yesterday it was decided that what they were doing wasn't working so I had to get cortisone shots from my neck to my spine (12 of them) and they are sending me for an MRI. So hopefully we will get some good news and these shots will do the trick and I won't have to get more (b/c they hurt like heck).

Finally 3 days after my surgery I ended up in the hospital's ER. At first they said it was a gallbladder problem but further tests proved not so. That was the good news. That is when it was discovered I got Amoebic Dysentery while I was in Mexico this Summer (and no I didn't drink the water). Now they found an obstruction in my lower left portion of my bowel. I don't know how they fix that. For now we are waiting for 3 wks to see if we killed all the amoebas and than after that he will go over ways to treat the obstruction.


It has been pretty overwhelming but at this point we are fixing everything and nothing is life threatening. I will get better and I will be fine!! It just is hard when it hits all at once. So if I'm skipping out on things please don't get your feelings hurt. I've not quit my church! I'm just tired and in some pain. I'll be back though soon :) It just will take a time, b/c when it rains sometimes it doesn't just pour but you get hit by a hurricane. I'm just hanging in there and very optimistic the worse is behind me (it better be)!

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! I hope everything works out soon so you can start feeling better! I'll be thinking about you.

    ReplyDelete