Wednesday, May 21, 2008

~ Sunday at the ER, Home Again, Sweet Home


Nothing feels as good as being back home after a trip. But when it is a trip to the hospital, the homecoming is so extra sweet. I'm behind on emails and everything else, so I thought I'd better post a little note here.
Saturday night I couldn't sleep because of a pain in my side. Of course I was sure it was indigestion or something. Sunday it wasn't really bad, so I went for a nice long walk and figured that would make it better. It didn't get worse, but it wouldn't go away. I went back in forth for a couple hours wondering if I should go get it checked. Duh....I know. Hindsight is so much better.

We got the Emergency Room in the afternoon. We decided if there were any tests that needed to be done it was better to be at the hospital instead of the walk-in emergency clinic. The ER doctor said he wanted to do a CT scan and I really didn't want one. He was amused. Nice guy, usually doctors are not amused. He talked me into it. It came back that I had an acute appendicitis.
No way! The ER doctor couldn't wait to say "I told you so," see he was a funny guy. He was very happy that he had pushed me to get the scan and that he didn't let me talk my way out of it.

Well, you don't get to think much from this point. They call a surgeon immediately to get you in surgery before it gets worse. They move fast. I was in surgery in couple of hours, and in the hospital room before midnight. Not much time for a scardy cat like me to worry about needles or anything else. I spent a few of days at the hospital, getting no sleep of course, but doing well. It is so good to be home in my own bed! Quick surgery, not so little incision! But doing better each day. Recovery is supposed to be not too bad, so I'm sure I'll be back to my ol' self soon.

Thank you for stopping by!
I'll be resting for a while, but I'll be back soon.
(Writing this post is the most I've done in days.)


  1. So sorry you had to go through that! But sometimes it is better the get things like that over fast instead of dragging out the pain and worry. I am glad that you are home and on the road to recovery!

    I have been enjoying your blog!


  2. So glad that's over for you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Connie

  3. Ouch! Good thing that doc pushed for the CT scan! I never am sure when to go to the doctor with pain either. Sometimes it just goes away so you never know.

    I hope you recover soon and are up and about!


  4. So sorry to hear about your pain and surgery! WOW, you are one tough gal, and must have a super high pain tolerance!!!
    I will add you to my prayer list and know you will have a quick recovery and be all healed up soon from your incision!


  5. You are so blessed to have great ER doctors. Glad you are home and getting well. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Paula

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your hospital stay! But glad they found it quickly and that you are on the mend. Sounds like when I had my gallbladder out. I wish they had also taken my appendix! LOL

    Were they able to do the laprascopic?

    Feel better soon and take it easy!


  7. Oh my ...I'm so sorry to hear about your little ER visit, which turned into a big ER visit and all. I'm glad you are home now and on the mend. Take care and get lots of rest.

  8. Wishing you a speedy recovery and lot's of rest

    Victoria x

  9. Sorry to hear you had to go through all that but you are at home now & all will be better real soon. Take care! Hugs, DebraK

  10. So glad to hear you are doing good now. That's nothing to fool around with! It' great to have you back!!
    Hugs, Sherry

  11. OMGoodness! I hope you are feeling better and the recovery is quick!
    Sandy :)

  12. Oh Donna! I am so sorry to hear you have been through so much. You get rest and enjoy having your family wait on you! I will keep you in my thoughts...I send *gentle* hugs.


    Oh yes! My Beau B. is just so proud to be in a magazine! I bought a copy and have been showing the article to everyone!

  13. Oh my. Glad the surgery is over. Now, you just rest and take good care of yourself.

  14. OMG,
    So sorry to hear you have been sick. Glad you are back home now.
    Feel better soon.
    Take care,

  15. Wishing you a speedy recovery -- and plenty of quiet, restful time. Take care!

  16. Donners! OMG, how good that you went to the ER and the doc pushed for the scan! Glad you are recovering well!

    By the way, Beau Bunny is so neat!

  17. Oouuuccchhhh Donna!! An unexpected side-trip to the hospital for surgery. Not in the plan, huh!?! So glad that it was caught BEFORE it burst. Take care of yourself and REST now, OK?



  18. glad you decided to get checked out...feel better soon...missed you while i was distracted...hugs and blessings, rebecca

  19. Hi Donna! I have been missing you and thought I would stop by and see what you have been busy doing. Little did I know you had been busy having emergency surgery!!!! I am so thankful you had good doctors that gave you the correct treatment. Hope you are feeling better every day. I am off for the summer now, so hopefully I will have some time to read some blogs. I miss you and just realized I could post an anonymous comment.

    Your friend,
    Tammy (ohio) :)

  20. ((((Donna))))
    Poor baby!
    BUT I'm SO thankful that you found out about your appendix in time and had it removed safely and quickly! I hope you feel good as new SOON - in the meantime, just rest and enjoy some extra pampering.

    Miss you!!

  21. Dear Donna, as soon as you described your symptoms, I knew. Wish I had checked in here sooner. I was here early in the week, but you had not posted this. Checking in this morning and here you are talking about an appendectomy.

    How well I remember when dear old J had his appendex out 3 years ago. He waited 8 hours to be taken to surgery. Although diagnosed at the walk in urgent care facility, then to ER at the big hospital, at a litte afer 11 am.

    The reason for the doubt of the original diagnosis was cleared up by our cardiologist who said, they were all surprised with the appendex thing, because it is an ailment of the young, not old fellas like J, whose appendex was beginning to leak by the time he was in surgery!!

    Hope you are all better real soon! I've missed you!
    PS: We're loving the bedside manner of doctors these days! When we met J's surgeon, in March, he said as we were introduced, hi I'm Dave B----. So refreshing! He's a wonderful surgeon too...J is testament to that fact!

  22. Such a scary thing---so glad you were able to have it removed quickly. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope you feel well enough to enjoy the weekend.

  23. Donna, I'm so happy that you are on the mend and went to the hospital and received a quick diagnosis.
    Hope you are back to your active self in no time..NY Mary

  24. Hi, Donna, so sorry to hear about your ailment, but glad they got it in time before it did real damage. Hope you heal up fast & are back to normal soon.


  25. Donnerama! Yikes! What a crazy week for you, eh? I'm glad you're on the mend. Thanks for checking in and letting us all know what was happening. Take it easy!!

  26. Sorry to hear, I'm sure you're hearing a lot of this, but TAKE IT EASY and rest...let yourself heal slowly!!!! How scary, but how good to know you were in good hands!

  27. So sorry to hear about this! REST and take it easy~

  28. Hi Donna,

    So sorry to hear about the surgery...wishing you a quick recovery.

    I love the picture of the front of your home.

    Feel better,
    Kathy :)

  29. Good Morning, I think God led me here to pray for you! I was just out walking around blog land and happened in here, to find you had just had surgery! Speedy recovery and take it easy ! Stop by for a visit when you feel better! Hugs Diana Lyn


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