Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rollercoaster of a Week!

My week started out like any other week...
Monday: Waking up early, getting out the door on time, teaching 1st grade all day, then home to eat with my family.
Then, I changed clothes to run my usual 3 miles. I had the absolute worst pain in my stomach while running!! I thought it was just a stitch, so I walked for a little bit and went on with my run. Well the place at the top right of my stomach kept hurting ALL night long!!
Tuesday: When I ate breakfast, lunch, and supper, it felt like someone was stabbing me right under my rib cage. It got so bad it took my breath away (just like contractions!!).
Wednesday: the same exact thing!! It finally got so bad after supper that Randy loaded all of us up in the car and took the kids to my parents' and me to the Emergency Room. After a four-hour-stay, they determined it was my gallbladder and gave me the option of either being admitted to have it out in the morning or seeing a surgeon the next day and scheduling surgery at my convenience. I chose the 2nd option for 2 reasons: First Grade Field Trip on Friday and Halloween on Sunday.
Thursday: I met with the surgeon, and he wholeheartedly agreed that my gallbladder needed to come out. He wanted me to have a HIDA Scan just to make sure, so I went to Crestwood at 5:30 with my friend, Shannon, to have that done. Randy stayed home to keep some normalcy with our kids' routines.
Friday: I got ready as usual and left on the buses for our Pumpkin Patch Field Trip. I got a call at 8:30 from the nurse saying that my gallbladder surgery was being scheduled for Monday morning!
So here I am really needing to rest because my side is still hurting, but trying to clean this house since I will be stuck here for the week. Thank goodness I have a wonderful family who is helping me out!
Please say a prayer for me because I despise needles, and I am a big weenie when it comes to pain!!!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Praying for an easy and pain free surgery and recovery!!!