So I've been sitting in a hospital bed the better part of three days and I tried to blog about it yesterday only I accidently published the post to the wrong blog and when trying to make a correction, I lost everything I had typed. So let's try this again:
I'm at the hospital with pancreatitis. Who gets that? Well they tell me usually one of three people: 1) people with gallbladders that are causing them trouble. Not me, I had my gallbladder removed a few years ago. 2) people who drink too much alcohol. Again, not me unless 1 (or 2) glasses of wine every three months or so is too much. Which I'm thinking it isn't. Or 3) GOK. What is GOK? God Only Knows. Yep, that's me. I wacky don't fit the mold medically individual.
It started as a little stomach ache on Friday evening. Turned into a larger stomach ache on Saturday morning. Bad enough that I took a trip to the ER. Pancreatic enzymes were elevated so I was admitted. CAT scan showed inflammation of the pancreas but from what? Who knew. First 24 hours I was NPO - no food or liquid. Giving the pancreas a time to chill out. By Sunday it was determined that I needed an MRI to see if there was a blockage. Had to wait until Monday as apparently they don't do MRIs on Sundays. (Must be a religious thing - I'm in a "religious: hospital). Monday I headed off to the MRI which was finally conducted after I had a mini freak out. I don't like enclosed spaces. Oh there were tears. Amd hyperventilating. And then the Valium kicked in and I got through it. The results? No blockage. Yay!
So I'm in one more night to see how the pain is going (and it can go any time I tell ya!) and to see how I tolerate a little food. Then I should be headed home on a bland diet until all is rested and recuperated. Finally, an outpatient test will be conducted in 3-4 weeks to determine if there is anything like a small tumor lurking in the pancreas but the doctors didn't really think so.
It was just one of those weird things. One of those weird things that I hope never to revisit!
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