Just An Update

Hey friends. Most of you have probably seen my facebook posts lately and some of you may have been worried about me. Truth is, I’m trying to be okay but I really am not right at this moment.

I guess I’ll start at the beginning of my problems. About a week or so ago, I presented with some pretty nasty symptoms. Mostly moderate to severe stomach pain, and running to the bathroom constantly (this may be TMI, but I was and still am definitely pooping blood….that’s never a good thing). This continued throughout the week, and it got to a point where I couldn’t take the pain anymore so I went to the Emergency Room.

Once there, they did a slew of tests including a urinalysis, blood work, and x-rays. They gave me a bag of IV fluids because I was pretty dehydrated. When the tests came back, they couldn’t find anything too out of the ordinary with them. I was told to go see a GI doctor to follow up.

I called to make an appointment with the GI doc, but the earliest they could get me in is April 11th….more than a month from now. So here I am, sitting on my couch, in intense amounts of pain, trying to suck it up and not cry.

It’s affecting my job. I had to call out once last week, and I got sent home early today because I was in so much pain and couldn’t hold it together. I’ve never felt pain like this in my entire life, and that says a lot since I’ve had some medical doozies.

The best way to describe my pain is that it is dull and achey when I’m doing anything, and when I go to the bathroom it’s like I’m giving birth. It feels like I’m having contractions or in labor or something. I’ve never had a baby, but that’s what I imagine the pain feels like.

I’m at my wits end with this pain. I’ve dropped about 7 pounds in a little over a week, I have no appetite, and my pain level is nearly a 10.

I just figured I’d update everyone who cares. This is just something I’m going to have to deal with. I’m just worried that something is really wrong and I don’t know what to do. I’m also worried about losing my job since I can’t really function.

Any good juju or prayers or whatever you folks can muster up would be wonderful and I’d appreciate you all for doing so….

Thank you for reading.

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