Wednesday, September 22, 2010

And to Think It Was Only GAS?!

Hey Y'all!  Sorry I've not been here in over a week.  I'm getting pretty pathetic about blogging, but I still am lurking in internet land and read my favorites pretty frequently.
This past Sunday morning at 5:00 AM I woke up in horrible pain.  Couldn't get fixed or comfy no matter what position I laid in or which side I tried to roll on.
I got up, came to the computer, and still was in misery.
This continued until time to get ready for church.  The feeling was like a bad case of gas bubbles that get underneath your muscles and skin...felt like I was having a heart attack.
I managed to get ready, between many times of hitting my knees and praying for God to take away my pain so that I could concentrate on worshiping Him during service.
Drove me and Robbie to church.  Big Daddy planned on staying home because something was wrong with the pump on our well and we barely had any water.
Could NOT stand to think about singing in the choir, so I just played the piano.  I had told my sister and some others just how bad I was hurting and how miserable I was feeling.  I ended up leaving early and drove myself to the Emergency Room.
After a CTScan, I found out my gall bladder was enlarged, inflamed, and infected and would have to come out.  I was admitted to the hospital that afternoon and surgery was scheduled for the next morning.
Yesterday was CRAZY--I slept most of the day following my surgery and was released to come home around 7:30.
As soon as I got in the door, I was vomiting due to taking a heavy pain medicine on an empty stomach--thank you Ms. Nurse for allowing THAT to happen!
Anyway...I'm home and am really really sore!  Hope to be back to normal really soon, but have a substitute teacher for the remainder of the week.  I sure don't wanna push things too hard!
Have a wonderful week!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh no! So sorry but glad you are on the mend!!

Rebecca Pearson said...

We are just happy you are okay and now back.

Cheryl said...

My goodness, I am so so sorry.
Those gallbladders sure can cause alot of pain. Glad they took care of it fast and wishing you a speedy recovery.

(don't you forget us here on bloggie land)

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear you've been in the tough! My aunt just had gallbladder surgery too...exact same symptoms as you. Said the pain was HORRIFIC! Prayers for you that you'll be feeling all better before you have to go back to school!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Bless your heart...I've heard other people with gall bladder problems say the pain was tremendous. Glad you are OK...

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Michelle, I hope you're feeling better! Thank the good Lord I've never experienced that, though my older sister and my mother both had to have gall bladder surgery!!

So glad all went well!


Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I remember when I had my gallbladder removed, not fun. I will be keeping you in my prayers.

Nancy M. said...

I remember the awful pain I had before I had to have mine removed! It was horrible, so I was really glad to have it out!

Hope you're feeling better soon!