Re: Bad Day
From: Ginny King (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu Jun 24 15:43:13 1999
At Thu, 24 Jun 1999, Ruth wrote:
>The pain got so bad yesterday, I decided I couldn't wait till Friday to
>see the surgeon. I drove myself to the urgent care clinic where they
>said either get someone to take you to the hospital or they would call
>911 to get me there. I had a driend drive me. At first they thought I
>had a bowel obstruction, but I didn't. The pain was so bad, it hurt no
>matter where the Dr. touched. They couldn't find anything wrong,
>except that I possibly had an infection. The lab results were not
>conclusive. They gave me the option of staying or leaving. My husband
>has been out of work for 3 months, so naturally I wanted to go home.
>Only problem is they gave me 3 prescriptions to get filled and when we
>went to the pharmacy, we were told our insurance had been cancelled. We
>called the insurance co and they did not know why my insurance had been
>cancelled but it had and they couldn't do any thing about it till today.
>Finally after many calls today, we are reinstated and I got my medicine.
>I'm still really hurting, but not as bad as yesterday. I see the
>surgeon tomorrow. I'm worried that he will discount the adhesions and
>blame all my pain on the infection. But this pain is different from my
>adhesion pain. It is in the same spot, but instead of the gripping,
>pulling, tugging pain, it is a sharp, burning, searing pain. Having a
>bowel movement is excruciating. Time for more vicodyn and back to bed.
I'm sorry you are having a bad day. I've had both types of pain you
describe and ended up in the emergency room like you. I don't have any
answers yet just more test scheduled. Good luck with your appointment
with the surgeon, I hope they can help. Take care. Ginny