Sorry I Disappeared For A While

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Sorry I Disappeared For A While
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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 6:50pm

I had an emergency appendectomy on Wed.  Jeeze!  I had started getting sharp pains in my lower right abdomen Tues. evening and it just got worse and worse so I had my dad drive me to emergency Wed. morning and had my appendix out by 1pm that day.  It was apparently one of the worst infected ones the surgeon has seen that hadn't ruptured yet.  So I got there just in time.  I haven't been feeling well for a long time, but it has been very non-specific and the doctor said that it had been "brewing" for quite some time so that was probably the problem.  I'm expecting to be feeling much better all around now!  I just got home from the hospital and made you my priority! :smileyhappy:  My sister came and fed Emmy & Spencer morning and evenings (she lives super close by) and really it wasn't that big a deal other than the horrific pain :smileysad:  Honestly the pain both before and after was unbelievable!  And lucky me, I have a high tolerance to pain meds so they were giving me morphine and all that did was give me a gigantic headache.  So I have been having a bit of a hard time of it dealing with pain but being at home is making a HUGE difference in how I feel.  I'm so much happier here with my babies!   Anyway, so back to business as usual.  I didn't want you guys to think I was slacking off!  LOL!

 

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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 11:21pm

Hugs to you, Donna!  That was no picnic!!!!  Now, follow your doctor's orders and don't lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk.

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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 10:27am

OMG (((Donna!))) You poor thing. Take care of yourself and here's hoping you're back to normal ;-)

 

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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 11:51am
Thanks Gaye! That was definitely no picnic! LOL!
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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 11:52am
Thanks Terre! :smileywink:
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 8:43pm

Oh my!  So sorry you had to go through that!  I'm resistant to meds, too, so know what you mean about the pain tolerance.  Get better soon, and don't push it!!

Barbara

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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 8:31am
Oh my goodness gracious to Betsy! What an awful experience, but once that thing is out it's gone for good... (if there is a bright side to it, I guess that's it.) Please take care and lifting is definitely out,,,, really Donna, take care and follow orders and I hope all the pain subsides quickly. Weren't the furkids brave little indians all alone there for a night? Glad your sister could help out, so that you could just get in there and out without that added worry. OK, so nope we didn't think you were slacking off, and if so, then you needed it! Take it easy...... (())
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Registered: 11-21-2001
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 4:04pm

OMG Donna....I'm so sorry!!  But I'm glad that you had this done so that you'll feel better.  I've never had that problem but I know that I'm one of the very few.

Enjoy your time with your furkids....and I saw the flowers sent by your office...they were just gorgeous!!  Feel better soon....

 

Laura
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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 4:47pm
Thank you Barbara!
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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 4:47pm
Thanks Suzan! Emmy & Buzz were much happier being at home than being carted off to my dad's house so it worked out best having my sister feed them morning and night.
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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 4:48pm
Thank you Laura! I figure my gall bladder is the next thing to go LOL!