Thursday, August 18, 2011

I had had a great day last Saturday.. all day long. In the morning, Nick had his guitar lesson, and as soon as I had picked him up from his lesson we went straight to a restaurant to celebrate my friend's 40th Birthday. Then, we retired to her Mum's place for cake and coffee and a good old chin wag. After that, we went to my friend's place, my friend who is like a Mum to me, and we had a BBQ.. followed by watching the football on the TV. We had music, and dancing, life was grand... until.... 0400hrs Sunday morning.
0400hrs Sunday morning I woke up with what I first diagnosed as indigestion. So I sipped some peppermint tea.. no, that would not cut it. So I went out to the car and got some peppermint flavoured Quick Ease. That did not cut it. All along it got worse, and my right shoulder was very painful. I know about a month ago, perhaps less, I had problems with right lower abdominal pains, and I had a CT scan and Ultrasound which only showed a burst ovarian cyst.So when those symptoms disappeared the Docs and I thought that was it. Until this burst of pain.
I was very very lucky to get an ultrasound of my gallbladder performed on a Sunday at midday at my local clinic. By that evening I was being prepped for surgery. Booked in on the emergency list for the very next afternoon.
My friends, and my family were wonderful support, and so were the nurses and doctors at my local hospital. I returned to the ward at around 9pm Monday night, discharged Tuesday lunch time. A whirlwind stay in hospital. Now, I have a bloated tummy, but the analgesia I am taking and anti emetics are doing their job.
I have to say, my little family are wonderful... my Son Tomas sat by my side in Emergency until his Dad arrived with the other kids. My hubby is awesome, he pampers me and I am just one lucky duck!

9 comments:

Mom said...

Wow. Life is sure full of surprises. I am so glad you are OK now, but that had to be a bit of a scare. Let your family pamper you as long as possible. Get well quickly.

Betty said...

I am glad you are ok. At least everything happened so quickly, you didn't have time to dread the surgery.

Jayne said...

So glad to hear you're back in the online world, was thinking of you while you were in surgery xxx

Andrew said...

Wow Cazzie. Well, you will be ok in a short time I suppose. Take it real easy hey.

Cazzie!!! said...

Mom, yes it was a big surprise to see that stone on the monitor right before my eyes. The sonographer was so lovely too, she said "Oh my, you have a mazssive stone lovey".

Betty, That is so true, I only had to dread it for a short amount of time and do not have to wait for another attack to occur :P

Jayne, it was wonderful how everyone was so supportive, I felt it right through.

Andrew, yes, I am sure I will bounce back soon enough. Take care :)

G-Man said...

CAZZIE!!!!!!
Wow, it's a good thing you are an Angel of Mercy eh?
Get Well My Dear Friend, sending you a prayer...Galen

Ginnie said...

My goodness ... you never know what a day will bring, do you? I'm so glad it's over and wish you all the best in your recovery.
What a nice family to have in an emergency. Tell then I send Kudos.

BUSH BABE said...

Oh honey - I have BEEN here!! I thought I was having a heart attack with my first episode. (http://bushbabeofoz.com/2010/10/17/bruised-navel-gazing/)

I cannot believe how much better I feel without ANOTHER organ (also lost my appendix and tonsils). Glad you are recovering well now too.
:-)
BB

Middle Child said...

He loves you! Ah!