Not for the first time I am grateful for InstaFriday to catch up on weeks when I am unable to post regularly. Sadly last week my health issues intensified but I am starting to feel a bit more human and I hope to be back to regular posting schedule.
I ended up in the ER very early Friday morning with intense abdominal spasms and pain. Like, IV Dilaudid only took the edge off for 20 minutes pain. Despite having a history of Crohn’s and obstruction my ER doctor didn’t see the need for a CT scan because I already have had my appendix out. Insert rage face here.
Luckily I had a competent nurse that advocated for me and a subsequent CT showed I was building up to an obstruction. The doctor offered to keep me overnight for pain management but I knew I’d get no rest in the hospital and took the option to go home with oral pain meds and a liquid diet.
After 12 hours in the ER I got home and my nurse pug went on duty and never left my side. I did 4 days of liquid, eating basically nothing but ice cream and yogurt then progressed to mashed potatoes and saltines. It’s been a week now and I am tolerating regular food although I have stayed away from fresh vegetables and anything potentially irritating.