I went in. They scanned .. I waited for the results. I took myself off to the doctors. Everything was clear. Clear and healthy. So why was I having the worst pain in my abdominal area?
My blood test showed my infection markers where up. My white blood cell count was up.
I dropped Boy off at my sisters. I was in accident and emergency for 15 minutes. My heart rate was up. I was clammy. Pale and I had lost 5 kg in the two weeks since I felt sick.
They put me on a drip.
There was a mass in my abdomen near my appendix. I am so skinny they can't tell specifically what is inflamed or infected.
They started me on antibiotics.
They send me to the ward.
The surgeon came. Surgery. She couldn't say what would happen during the surgery. The had to look to see what was up.
I might come out with a bag if things were worse than expected. I might have Chron's disease. I might have cancer.
On Wednesday I was booked in for Thursday afternoon. I needed time for the antibiotics to reduce the infection/inflammation.
I last ate on Tuesday at lunch time.
No food and only sips of water until surgery.
At 1.30 pm on Thursday I went in for surgery. When I woke up I was in incredible pain.
My appendix was gone, the right side of some of my large bowl and 20cm of my small bowel.
I had had a Bowel Resection.
I spent almost 5 hours in recovery.
I didn't have a bag. But I did have a drain and a catheter. That night my blood pressure was very low. I was monitored constantly.
I have a 10cm scar up the middle of my belly that even goes past my belly button.
So I really was very sick.
I really have been very sick.
So now, I am in hospital. Recovering, waiting for things to start working again. The pain is almost gone. I was allowed to eat for the first time, last night, in 5 days.
Food is amazing.
And I am waiting for the biopsy of my abdo mass. Just to make sure.