Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm back!

I'm back! They took me in almost right away. I tell you, anesthetic is weird. You feel all ditzy at first then BOOM, your are out like a light. Next thing you know, you are in recovery. I can remember talking to Mike but I don't really know what I was saying.

Okay, so this is what Dr. G found. I have a lot of irritation in my stomach, and he's pretty sure that's caused by the aspirin I take on a regular basis because of my bad sacroiliac joint. So damn, no more aspirin for my back. He suggested I talk to my doctor about going on Celebrex. I have a hiatal hernia. He found a polyp that he removed. He also took some samples to do biopsies, which I'll hear about in a few weeks.

I knew damned well the aspirin, even coated aspirin, was causing me trouble. It sure would be nice if they made meds with no side effects! Especially OTC stuff! I mean, really, these days they say even Tylenol can cause liver damage.

My throat is so sore and my mouth is dry as the dessert. They gave me some gingerale. It didn't help much. Now I'm trying to eat half a sandwich and drinking grape soda. I'm having a hard time choking the sandwich down. The funny thing is that I'm really not hungry at all, so I Gave half to my son and some of my half to the dog. And I thought I'd be starving after fasting since midnight!

So, Dr. G did find something. And my hopes that it was nothing terribly serious seem to have been heard. I'm not even going to think of the biopsy thing. Why borrow trouble? I'm sure it's just routine.

I can't drive today and I can't drink. Gee, shucks, I guess I can't drive over to the liquor store!

BTW, we're having pizza for dinner. I'm going to spend this day relaxing. What a great excuse to do my crafts and veg in front of the computer!

Thanks for thinking about me this morning!


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

OK. I'm glad that part's over. Glad the doctor found the problem. Sorry 'bout the aspirin. I haven't been able to take aspirin for years.
Just yesterday I discovered Tylenol Arthritis. I took some yesterday and today, and it seems to help a lot with the foot and back and leg and arm pain. But, like you say, because of the liver thing, I have to be careful. 'Specially since my rheumatologist has me on Cymbalta for the fibro, and Cymbalta can also cause liver damage. Geez, is there anything safe for pain?

BittersweetPunkin said...

Well I'm glad the SOMETHING they found wasn't anything else.......take care of yourself and let everyone wait on you. Don't do too much....okay?
Blessings for a speedy recovery,

Breanna said...

I hope you have a relaxing evening. I went through loads of tests this past year, and I agree that it sometimes better when they do find things, because then you can fix them. Hopefully you can find something that works for you quickly!

Felicia said...

Glad everything went well.

Debbie J. said...

Its hard not to be able to take pain killers when we really want to kill the pain!!! So far I can still take Ibuprophen, but I know people who had to stop because of their stomachs. Hope your throat gets better and your appetite. I had a tube down my throat and into my stomach for a week about 2 years ago, after surgery. Not fun. So I know how your throat feels. Rest!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that your back and be sure and take it easy ok?

If your throat is hurting try hot tea or that spray that deadens the pain in a sore throat.
Get to feeling better soon.

:) Bren


GardenGoose said...

hope you get better real soon. thank you for your recent visit to my blog..much appreciated. I hope that you'll stop by again soon.

BittersweetPunkin said...

...How ya doin' today??? I was at Swaddle Cottage and Dena said to pass on a hug so I am passing mine on to you because you haven't been feeling well.........