Tuesday night I started feeling not so great. Some back pain, some abdominal pain. General yuck. During the night I was having severe back pain and figured I had a kidney stone. I have had four of them in the past so I had a good sense of it. Wednesday morning I started feeling nausea while taking a shower, stepped out and passed out on the floor. But then I started feeling better so I figured the stone had moved to a less irritating place,
Thursday morning I called my urologist but they could only get me in in a week. I really want some sense of where the stone was so I called my primary care doctor who got me right in. But as soon as he poked and prodded, he didn’t think it has a stone. He sent me for a CAT scan which quickly came back as a ruptured appendix. Damn.
Martha came and picked me up, drove me to the emergency room, and I was immediately put on high doses of antibiotics. Today I had surgery to put in a drain and they tell me I will be here until Monday. Then home with the drain and oral antibiotics. For quite a while. And then, once it’s all cleaned up, another surgery to remove the faulty appendix.
Perfect timing, of course, 2 weeks before Christmas, and 3 1/2 weeks before the trip I planned with my daughters. Still, it’s easy to be grateful for the amazing medical care I have been receiving. And health insurance. This whole spin will cost me $75 out of pocket.
Anyway, I will try to catch up on blogs during lucid moments. I’m not even going to proofread this as my eyes are at half staff.