|good news and bad news both.....
I was awakened by abdominal pain yesterday AM. Not a good feeling at all. It hurts -- how can I forget that iit hurt badly?
We took Mom to WGH for her brain MRi. I was allowed inside, and held her feet, and talked to her. It was an honor i would prefer not to have bestowed upon me -- I *HATE* the noise -- like in thunderstorms, the lightning is ok, but it scares me to know the thunder is coming!!! my Dad tried logic and said, "if you hear the thunder, then your OK, it's good..." and, yes that is a way of perceiving it, but I'm stubborn and can't shake the pavlovian response -- if lightning, then big NOISE!
WGHfolk can be so nice. The did a "fast series" as i told them she has no concept of time, and will need chatting and reassurance. Mom did fine, except take II with contrast, she kept asking, "Now?'..argh!!!
So, we were heading out after a successful mri session, and i pondered if i should go to the ER -- but said, nah, tough it out.
At about 9:00PM it was ER-ho.
I was very lucky to have Bruce as the triage nurse, and then, *my* nurse! yes!!! he's a kind and funny and professional gent.
Another score was having Dr Waterman there. he also knows my case well, and he allowed for my input. That's a good thing.
I had a shot of dilauted and phenergan [pain & nausea respectively), then an X-ray, then the GI coctail, then 2 Bentyl, then a "sudsy enema" and a phenergan and toradal for the road.
i was weirdly hyper when i got home, but lost it soon enough and grabbed some sleep.
My intent is to take a stadol now as some pain is returning, and a fleet later.
The good news in all this, is that I have been having pain in my abs and was taking Stadol and managing it (I stayed away from vicodin) and i started to fear that i was being excessive, but nope, it is truth, I was building pain up to this major flare!!!
It's good to be reinforced about one's self assessment and body -- i so dont want to abuse it -- and the flare proved to me, concretely, that i was in pain, and yesterday was it's coming to a head.
Time to wait for Mom's mri resullts. All toes and fingers are crossed. her walking has gotten very spooky lately.
I hope she can get better w/out any scary brain stuff.
Enough is enough for my Mom already!!!