Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pain

Ow. I have a history of bouts of abdominal pain which was suspected to be caused by gall stones. It was never properly investigated though (the NHS had a waiting list).

A week and a half ago I started having these pains again. I was up all night throwing up and praying that this pain in my stomach would go away. It did but came back again last night.

It's right where my stomach is, right at the top in the center. It's like cramps that come in waves, and man it hurts. Severely sore and debilitating. Rene was getting ready to leave this morning when he saw me doubled over and unable to even read the package on the motrin because I just couldn't focus for that long.

So he stayed home from work and took me to the Dr. I was so hesitant because we truly just can't afford the medical bills just now. But I couldn't take the pain anymore. So I went.

The Dr suspected a condition that causes stomach ulcers but ruled it out with a blood test. So he sent me off to hospital for an ultrasound. The pains had stopped by then but my upper abdomen was very tender and the ultrasound was very uncomfortable.

It came back negative. No gall stones, stomach looked fine, kidneys fine.

I don't know what the heck is wrong. They're going to investigate the gall bladder thing further, with some test. But it might effect breastfeeding and I don't know how to get around that. I have to drink some stuff that's not safe for baby. Meanwhile he wants me to try prilosec. I don't believe it's an indigestion thing, I've had loads of heartburn etc in pregnancies before and this is entirely different. I don't believe it's gall bladder either since it isn't on the right hand side.

Anyway I'm confused, sore and disappointed. I feel guilty to have cost time (away from work) and money and no results. Not feeling very thrilled right now.



1 comment:

Kinsleys3 said...

We'll be praying for you. Don't feel guilty -- you're not having mystery pain on purpose! Take it easy, one day at a time. You need to take of yourself so you can be better for the kids.