My Trip to the ER

What I looked like this time last year....
What I looked like (kinda) Tuesday night...
Let's start at the beginning shall we?
I felt it coming. It hadn't been around for a very long time. 
Let's just say, I was OVER it... 
Nope. It was back...
If only it were that simple. A little holy water, some bed sores... Instead we had to call the dreaded Ambulance. My lovely little gallbladder/spleen/pancreas innards had betrayed me. I was SiiiCK... Me and my toilet became great pals. My hubby was worried, and honestly I was too. The pain was excruciating... 
Soooo....
He concurred. I must go to the dreaded ER.
Now, one of the most dreaded parts (besides the pain and vomiting of course) was that I had on NO BRA, no shoes (too sick to tell the hubs which ones to grab), PJ pants and a giant faded pink tee shirt- oh and dirty (filthy) hair. The coolest part was upchucking all over that stupid tee shirt in the back of that haywagon they called an ambulance.
* The ride: like the back end of a pickup truck without shocks or tires...*

(I literally had to crawl out to the gurney. Too sick to walk...)

The ER Experience
Which consisted of....
1) trying to talk while spewing bile at the same time.
2) getting poked ten thousand times for a few drops of blood.
3) Waiting....
4) a LONG time...
5) Being asked "how are you feeling" 1000 times.
6) "The same", 1000 times...
7) Finally getting an ultrasound. (Now I'm feeling better, by the way)
8) Waiting. Again. Some more. Sooo thirsty....
9) Vein explodes. I knew it was, but do they listen?
10) waiting. I think we are done...
11) Oh, you must pee for us, too. I pee.
12) MORE waiting.
13) Doctor(s) - (3 shift changes by now) come in and tell me they don't see anything going on in there. Still thirsty.
14) more waiting.
15) unplugged my own leads. "Dead" for over an hour. Still thirsty.
16) 3:30AM - out to the vending machine to get a drink.... HOME.
typical.


(image:thesheaf.com)
remember me as I was...
(last May)
I'm much better and the sofa is my best friend. See ya tomorrow!
Reva :)

23 comments:

menopauselsupermodel said...

Rest and get better really quick!!!

Bella Q said...

Oh Reva Reeeeves! I am so sorry to hear how ill you've been- I know lots of stress in your life. I wish I lived closer so I could get your fresh clothes, and some water and make sure you're all right. Hugs to you- take it easy and get better! xo.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Oh Reva i do hope you feel better soon! Keep resting and take care of yourself .
Big hugs

Mrs. D said...

Oh my, that doesnp't sound good at all.. I hope you are feeling better again soon!
Hugs and hot tea!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Hope you feel a LOT better soon. Interesting that you were dead for an hour. Really makes you wonder, doesn't it? Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

So, glad you are better Reva...and the post was really funny!!

Alex M said...

I hope you feel better. Hubby had to call the ambulance for me. I was naked and six grown men other than my husband got to see me that way. Hubby also forgot to bring clothes to the ER so I left there wrapped in a sheet. I still think it's better than non-stop puking so you get the prize!

Penny-Rose said...

Oh I am so sad to read that you have been really ill - I had gallbladder problems and also trip to ER so I can identify with what happened. I confess, I did laugh at your post, it is funny, and I think its funny you pulled out the leads and were "dead" for an hour. Look after yourself and get better soon. xx

The Style Crone said...

Oh no! So sorry! The ER is not fun, I know. Hope you feel better soon and that everything is resolved.

Katherine Hajer said...

That sounds awful! Get well soon.

Melanie said...

Rest. REST! REST!!! What a hideous experience. One hideousness piled on another. I am absolutely relieved that you are feeling better. And there you are in florals, in a vertical position, always a good sign.

Connie said...

Oh Reva, my little baby doll. How super crummy. I HATE the ER. It's full of sick people! Plus they just love to poke you full of holes. Hope you get better soon. Lots of LOVE!!!!!! Connie*

thorne garnet said...

geezy pete, how awful! What Mel says "Rest, rest and more rest"

Sheila said...

Oh my gosh, Reva, I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I hope you are doing and feeling better now! Sending you good vibes, hon.

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sending lots of sunny well wishes! hope you get well soon, reva!

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Melanie said...

Get well soon Reva xxx

Joni said...

Oh wow, what a hideous ride! I hope you're doing better now. I hate emergency rooms and have ridden an ambulance to them a few times. Take care Reva!

pastcaring said...

Oh Lord, that sounds truly shitty. Poor you. Hope all is much much better now. xxxx

Anonymous said...

Sooo what caused it?

Reva Ford said...

Anonymous-
they still aren't sure..Grr...
More Dr's appts ahead ;)
Reva

Lynn Dylan said...

Oh Reva, you poor girl! First of all, I am worried about cataracts because I already have some crazy thing called, I think, a pterygium, from sun. Now I can expect a cataract too? Hmmmmm. Now. About that ambulance ride and ER visit! Whoa. I hope you are better and better and better!!!

xoxo
Lynn

Terri said...

Whoa, girl--all of this experience sounds tough, tough, tough. Hope you are feelin' better.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

GEEZ!!! That sounds absolutely awful!!! Sounds? No, it WAS absolutely awful.

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