Lately it’s been a daily whirlwind of pain…
It all started with my diagnosis with mono. My doctor wanted to do an ultrasound of my spleen and upper abdomen, since there had never been one ordered before – only an ultrasound for my gallbladder in 2015.
Im not sure how many have followed me through this journey, and I’m not honestly sure exactly how much I’ve written about it to be honest, but this is a complete “start from the beginning”.
I’ve been eating Daily Harvest. I put in
An order to this company and they send frozen cups to my door that are full of fresh, organic, and specified gluten and dairy free nutrients. Ingredients that I don’t have much access to where I live! My point of this is, when Brady and I decided that eating Chick Fil A would be easy and it was close to the doctor…
Well that’s just when this journey completely reset itself.
Back to the days of walking into the ER, crying and bent over in pain, out of breath and unable to mutter much about what was going on… having to wait…. being opened up to viruses and bacteria in which my body can’t handle (it can’t handle what’s going on right now!), being stuck with an IV, giving blood for tests, getting fluids and pain meds, sent for a CT and possible ultra sound…. all of which would turn up nothing anyways. (2014-2015)
Tests and tests and tests…. endless blood work, x-rays, CT scans around every corner, new doctors, bone scans, gallbladder scans, all of which = no answer. Or did at least. Pray that there’s an answer for me this time, please!
Stabbing pains in my abdominal left upper quadrant, stabbing pains in my right side, stabbing pains radiating underneath my ribs..
Recently, weakness. All over muscle weakness that doesn’t take long to set in after beginning to do the daily house work.
Throat pain. Mono will do that to you. My lymph nodes feel like balloons… maybe my fibro makes every sensation exaggerated… I’m sure it does.
Stone in my right kidney. Nothing new.
Blockage in common bile duct. What?
“Let’s get a CT to confirm these findings.”
Stone in my right kidney. I’m a stone maker. Have been my whole life.
No sign of blockage in common bile duct.
Results faxed all over the place. Doctors
and doctors. Follow up with my GI for a possible scope of the duct…
Pain is off and on. Left and right side. I lay with my heating pad and sleep most of the days away along with the nights.
Makes me feel so sorry for my dogs.
From the beginning I’ve been told the issue has been my gallbladder. And with greasy foods beginning the pain, it would make sense. But then again, nothing about my body makes sense.
Feel a pain, straighten that side of my abdomen and don’t breathe until it subsides.
I didn’t want to start this. There wasn’t anything wrong until my greasy food choice. They ordered an upper abdominal ultrasound because they wanted to see about my spleen, seeing as it hadn’t been checked on before and I have mono…
I begged Brady to allow me to let this go. I think I’m glad I didn’t?
I’m exhausted. Still, from the first time around!
No answers from that. Mono got me additional testing the led me to a rheumatologist….
Fingers crossed an answer can be found this time around.
Your abdomen is full of so many things that can go wrong…
Gallbladder-Mom had hers removed.
Digestion and food allergy-Dads side of the family is drenched in complications.
Kidney stones-maternal grandfather has them also.
It could be any of those things. Or multiple. Or none of those. I just don’t know….. no more ER visits. At least we have that down. I have pain meds for my fibro and I don’t want to be exposed to that only later to come home to immensely itchy skin because I’m allergic to the pain meds. 🙄
So… if you need me, I’ll be down isle “toughing it out until further notice”.