Thursday, January 10, 2013
I'm Not Crazy!
Through the years I have complained about not feeling right or in the hospital on many different occasions since having my son 4 years ago.
My pregnancy was not easy...far from it and landed me in the hospital throughout it. Afterwards I was told I would need an emergency hysterectomy and so that was done.
Ever since then I had complained of pain and discomfort in my abdominal area.
I had been told many times, I was tired a new mom, stress does that too you. Calm down relax take a break, on and on and on...
well a year ago I found myself having heart attack like symptoms and landed right back in the ER.
Doctor visit after doctor visit, I was told Mrs Gonzalez there is absolutely nothing wrong with you.
I beg to differ. I am feeling 60 in a 30 something body. It shouldn't be this hard to have a kid. I see other moms playing and enjoying life. What happened to me?
Cut to the summer and wham back in the ER again! We did every test imaginable but still NOTHING!!!
I had officially gone crazy. This led to me panicking over every little thing and thinking I was losing my mind
It is not fun not to be taken seriously and I gave up. The pain came and I kept quiet. The issues I was having again over the holidays took a backseat to my family needs. I kept quiet. I asked for help but was denied from a family member and I lost it. Finally, I fell so ill I took myself back to the doctor and was diagnosed with flu like symptoms and they put me on an antibiotic. By day 3 my stomach hurt so bad that I couldn't take the pain. My husband rushed me to the ER once again. Again they told me go home, there was nothing they could do but give me pain meds and to follow up with a GI specialist. I went back to my doctor on Monday and finally he realized that this was serious.
They put me in for a Hida Scan and found my Gallbladder was only working at 10%!!!!
The root of all my problems was found! I am not CRAZY!!!!
This makes me feel so much better and I just wanted to shout it from my car window on the way home from the doctor.
My surgery is this week, so I will be missing in action for the rest of the week here.
Footnote* I know a lot of people say that animals can detect things in life. But I have to say this is very true in my case. For the last year my cat has grown inseparable from me. And would tend to lay on the very spot my pain was coming from. I would always shoo him away, one because it hurt for him to lay on me and two because I had become allergic to him. He would follow me everywhere in the house and even lay at my bedside on my pillow as I would fall asleep, which he had never done before. I found it very strange until the diagnoses came through. Then it all made sense. Okay now you can call me crazy but I believe he was trying to tell me I was sick.