Thursday, July 30, 2009

An afternoon hospital visit

Photo is totally unrelated photo, but hate to post without one.


Spent the afternoon in the ER yesterday. Lots of waiting and a few tests later resulted in an "I think" diagnosis. I'm never sick, with the exception of an occassional cold. Only times I've been in the hospital are as follows: my birth, Hannah's birth, Jacob's birth, and yesterday.

Rewind to 11:30am Wednesday morning...
I was at work and I started having severe, sharp pain in my lower abdomen. Sat there, no change. Walked around, no change. As I was walking back to my office, I had a wave of nausea and overwhelming feeling of passing out. Never felt like that before. I sat down in a co-worker's area and all I could think was...Please don't pass out at work, please don't pass out at work. I didn't. Co-worker put a cold cloth on my neck and forehead. Nausea went away slowly and I was able to walk back to my desk.
Meanwhile, I called Michael. Getting a phone call that starts out, "I need you to take me to the doctor or hospital" is never a good call. He jumped into action and called my doctor, which told him to call urgent care, which told him to take me to the ER.

Fast forward to 6pm Wednesday evening...
I felt fine, absolutely no pain at all. Doctor told me he thinks it was a ruptured ovarian cyst and that my body did the 'flight or fight' reaction.

So, this morning I am thankful for many things - some big, some small, some trivial. Here are a few, in no particular order. I'm thankful that Michael has a cell phone and that I could reach him immediately, even if it does quack or bark when I ring. I'm thankful that my co-worker jumped into action with cold cloths and the offering to complete the task I was doing. I'm thankful Michael has a job that allowed him to leave at a moments notice and also a job that has great health benefits so that the thought of having to pay for the hospital visit didn't have to be considered. I'm thankful that God chose for me to live in a time where there are so many modern technologies and conveniences that are available, most of which I take for granted each and every day. I'm thankful that I have a talented hairdresser because while washing my hands at one point in the day I looked at myself in the mirrror and thought, "Great hair day!" I'm thankful for friends that called to check on me. I'm thankful that my husband sat in a cold hard chair yesterday and only complained a few times. I'm thankful that my kids went on with their daily routine. And most importantly, I'm thankful that Jesus is my Savior and that I need not fear a thing because my Lord is in control, regardless of the circumstance, regardless of the outcome.

9 comments:

Laura said...

Wow! You've had a lot going on in the last month. Glad it looks like it will be o.k.

gideonmommasita said...

Yeah! Big sigh of relief! Will there be further tests? So sorry, that sounds pretty painful...you do have a good husband and children...and mom and friends!

Dee Dee's Diary said...

I knew I liked you, Emily. Thanks for placing me on the list. I didn't find out until I asked how Robin's day was...then she told me "not so good" and began to share her news. GOod post, Baby. I am so thankful that you are my daughter.

Melissa said...

See here's the difference between you and me.....
You: Never go to the ER.
Me: I go every other month just to make sure I'm not dying.

You: Don't even tell your mother what happened until she asks.
Me: I am writhing in pain and thinking about who I can call to tell.

You: Go the the bathroom to try to poop it out.
Me: Tell someone I think I'm dying and I need an ambulance.

We compliment each other so perfectly. That's why I love you and why I'm glad we're best friends. It would be too much competition if we were both so melo-dramatic.

CroppinRobin said...

oh melissa, that is hysterical and so true, but is also why i love you!

Johnna said...

You guys have been having alot of medical drama lately. Glad to hear everyone is doing better. Hopefully Hannah will survive band camp with Madie.

Kimberly said...

all that was missing from your report was the turkey and dressing--it sounds like you've already had thanksgiving :)

Glad everything turned out o.k. I don't want you spending more time at TMH than I do.

thanks for helping me remember to be thankful for all of the "small" things. hope to see you soon.

Karen said...

Well sorry I'm so late, but holy cow! I started reading and thought " this sounds familiar". I have actually had the same thing many times over the past several years. So far the largest was the size of a grapefruit and ruptured while I was laying on my Dads couch watching the last 10 laps at Bristol!!!!!
They are so painful, but for the most part, harmless (thank goodness!!..)
Glad you are feeling better!!

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