|PS the time between the previous two entries found me in Hospital.
The short of it:
3rd ER run (in about 24 hours) at Whidbey General Hospital was the "charm" that admitted my poor, gut-heaving, bile-heaving (3 days even with the insterted N/G tube) body to Hospital.
It was a very very tough week physically, spiritally, psychically, emotionally, financially (lonely too), with no real resolution except, if I am to ward off another admittance, avoid stress are the keywords; I learned about the direct mind-gut connection that exists regarding stress. Weird stuff about the same neurotransmitters in the brain are in the gut et al...fascinating if it was anyone else but moi.
I also have been warned again that surgery could "fix" this, but surgery "created" this via scar tissue, even though it was laproscopic surgery.
There are many many horror stories on the net about "fixing abdominal scarring".
I'm still not on solid food, nor solid ground yet. Keep your toes and fingers crossed for me please.
I miss my Mother, and I have to get some palatable food to her, so I hope I can make it this weekend.
PS there are some amazingly fine people at WGH to name a few;
- Jen in ER
- Dr Sherman (and the RN on in ER visit #1)
- Kirstin (angel-smart too!)
- Eddie (lucky!!!)
- Fran (heart)
- Heather (calm listener)
- Marisole (who Isabella Rosalini has nothing on her)
- Lolly (a lady who KNOWS)
- from nutrition, a sweet soul, who worked hard on my behalf to find real "veggie broth" for me
- Dr Bibby; the Man (he even came in late late to check on me, and gems of wisdom and a wry sense of humor to get me to *see* things (maybe...))
- Debbie; the Social Worker who gave me insight into WSH workings on how to get GCG home
- Robert; the social worker I vented at, mea culpa
- The X-ray crew, the hours they work are immense [17 in one week, plus a full CT]
There are so many more who came into my drug and pain-full days and nights, to offer solace, wisdom, pain, snippiness, bad information, good information, and just to check in and see if I was still awake despite the meds that would drop a horse...but, this week is potentially a mind-expanding, and hopefully a kick-start into new action and viewing my current world.
Thanks to everyone I met this week, and you all know who you are....