Last Sunday I finished my dinner and proceeded to get as sick as I’ve ever been in my life!
Sorry I’ve been away for a while. Health issues again, I’m afraid.
SPOILER ALERT: GROSS AND DISGUSTING MATERIAL AHEAD
Last Sunday, I had, Ironically, made a healthy dish for supper.
My husband likes to eat at 4:30 p.m, he goes to bed early, thus, by 10:00 p.m., I’m starving.
I went into the refrigerator and pulled some of the leftovers out and had a few bites, put it away and within 10 minutes, I had that feeling you get where you know there’s going to be a long night – i.e. vomitting.
As my husband was sleeping, I made it to the toilet and just threw up… and threw up… and threw up. I could not believe that I had that much in me. I was so loud that eventually my husband heard me and got up.
I laid down on the bathroom floor. If you know me, you know how much OCD I have. I plan my day around not having to use a public bathroom. That includes my own bathroom floor.
As I was laying on the floor, I continued to throw up three more times right on the floor. I couldn’t even raise my head enough to get to the toilet.
My husband brought me the smallest cold compress in the world; a handkerchief with cold water which I just swatted away.
I thought maybe it was food poisoning but my husband wasn’t sick at all.
I was sweating, having horrible cramps and just really, really ill.
Finally, I fell into bed only to get up 3 hours later in excruciating pain. I was doubled over. I had to get some pain relief. My husband drove me to the E.R. at 6 a.m. and I finally got into a room about 7:30 a.m.
They gave me something for the pain (morphine) and the nausea and they took me for a ct scan,
Also, after they gave me the pain medication, this stupid 23 year old goth kid stomps in and starts talking really loudly about taking me for my CT scan and he really killed my buzz. I mean, is he brain dead?
Long story short: I have colitis.
What is colitis you may ask? According to medicinenet.com:
Colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and can be associated with diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, and blood in the stool. This inflammation may be due to a variety of reasons, including the following:
- loss of blood supply to the colon,
- inflammatory bowel disease, and
- invasion of the colon wall with lymphocytic white blood cells or collagen
I would not have guessed I had that. I was thinking more along the lines of an infected gallbladder.
Now, I am on 2 types of antibiotics and another pill that I’m not sure what it’s for and I’m just really wanting to stay in bed.
So, here I sit, trying to put together a meal plan.
I don’t feel good, but I’m more worried about what comes next. Will I have to have another colonoscopy as before?
I still don’t have much of an appetite and not looking forward to the test I have next week: a bladder washing to make sure there are no more “suspicious” cells on my bladder.
The good times just keep coming.
My husband, having had his gallbladder out recently, is also going through the “what can we eat that won’t make us sick?”
Whichever one of us feels better goes to the store and try to get in some rations.
So, that’s my health update.
I just ate 1/2 of a sandwich and I’m waiting to see how my stomach handles it.
If you have any experience with colitis, I would love some feedback.