HIDA scanned. TMI-warning.
Today I got my much recommended HIDA Scan.
Particularly after my last ER visit.
I went to be Saturday- about 9:00 pm. And even though I’d been dragging a bit all day (I felt depressed)- I was able to stay up and actually felt halfway decent when I went to bed.
Sunday morning- no energy. In fact I had NO ENERGY all freaking day. The wife managed to get me to eat something in the afternoon. Otherwise- all water or juice all day. No energy as in- put on the Cpap and catnap/lie awake
all freaking day
and all freaking night.
No food to eat, and no liquids before the scan (4 hours).
I did manage to snooze a bit here and there.
And all the while, no energy.
The same thing this morning. All the way to the hospital (thankfully the wife was able to drive me there and back again).
I dozed much of the time from when I arrived, to the time they started the scan.
And then I may have done so then too. I can’t remember.
Injected with radioactive tracer- and then with morphine.
The morphine may have given me a bit of a cloudy head, I’m not sure.
But I’ll tell you what it did do: It emptied my gall bladder.
And it fucking hurt. Still does.
Can you remember ever holding off taking a dump or a pee for so long that you can feel the relief for a long time afterwards? It hurts from stretching, and you know you’ve done some minor damage for holding on too long?
Yeah- like that.
After morphine injection- tummy went major time rumbly/gurgly.
And now I know why- bile got expelled. LOTS of it. And it was on a race to exit my body.
Oh my goodness.
8 or 9 times with ever decreasing amounts…
It was mostly bile all righty.
I think I’ve been staining porcelain, indelibly.
And pissing like a racehorse with a diuretic.
After the procedure- the wife took me to a Shari’s. She had a strawberry waffle, and I had a turkey burger. (Deja Vu). First some peach ice tea, which took me a bit to summon up the effort to drink.
I made that turkey burger vanish, after getting the energy up to eat it.
Afterwards- restroom time- oh my.
We went home- restroom time again.
I’ve been staying awake on the off chance of getting a halfway decent night’s sleep- hopefully. Back to work tomorrow. I think I might just make it then.
I do feel better. A bit more energy. Hopefully the results of the scan won’t take too long.
The fact that the expulsion of my gall bladder contents made me improve so much…
suggests to me that I’m going to be having a part of me removed in the near future.
Along with some dietary changes.
Well I’d rather stay employed.
Got the first ER bill in the mail today. Hoo boy. Thankfully the hospital is willing to work with a patient billing wise.
Apparently the girlfriend- is going under some MORE steroid treatments in an effort to get her MS to recede.
And here I complain about me.
Here’s to you my love.
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