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01 January 2012 @ 11:11 am
Happy New Year!  
Mine started off...odd. In the few hours before the end of 2011, The dull ache I had on my right side since I come down with pneumonia turned into full-out pain. I went to bed with extreme nausea, pain extending from my upper right abdomen to all across the upper abdomen, chills, and my stomach started rumbling.

I missed the ringing in of the new year :(

I am determined to be well and healthy this year because of how sick I got in 2011, but this is not how I wanted things to start! I am still in pain and still nauseous, but not as bad as last night.

I have NO idea what caused it.

So here's to a speedy recovery and a great new year for everyone on my flist. Many of us had a tough 2011. Let's make this year a good one :)
Current Mood: sicksick
Hopeful Romantic: comforthoperomantic on January 1st, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my, I really hope that you feel better soon. *hugs*
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on January 1st, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
MegTDJ: SPN - Dean rock onmeg_tdj on January 1st, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Big Guy didn't sneak you one of his pills for retaliation, did he?

*hugs* Feel better!
Working for the Mandroid: Rock Onmoonshayde on January 1st, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on January 1st, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Do you still have pain on the right side of your abdomen? Has it moved lower? If either or both of those are true and you have not yet had an appendectomy, GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM NOW. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars. Nausea and the pain you describe are symptoms of a number of things, but appendicitis is possibly the worst of them. You cannot ignore them, and you cannot wait for them to go away.

If the pain and nausea are both gone, it probably wasn't that. But if you still have them, DON'T MESS AROUND. GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

And please let me know, okay?
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on January 1st, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Most of the nausea is gone. Pain is still there but it's always bloody there these days.

Don't you usually have a fever?
aelfgyfu_mead: Janetaelfgyfu_mead on January 1st, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
I had no fever with my appendicitis. It led my mother-in-law, a former nurse, to tell me that I didn't need to go to the hospital, that it was just gas and I should take a hot shower (tried that, failed). I also had no nausea, even though the pain was terrible. My odd symptoms led the hospital to treat me as a non-urgent case.

Having no fever is atypical but not impossible. I sent you a more detailed message, but some highlights of symptoms:
- Pain that moves around but settles or centers in the lower right quadrant
- Rebound pain: it feels better when you press on the pain and worse when you release (not typical of gas pain)

When I had my atypical case, I reached a point (while in the ER waiting room) where I couldn't straighten up all the way; I stayed hunched because being straight made it worse.

Severe pain is a sign of something wrong. Could be pulled or even torn muscles, cracked ribs, or some combination.

We had a program in one city called Ask a Nurse: you could call a number for free, and they'd tell you if you ought to see a doctor or if it was most likely not that serious. Do you have that where you live? (They have some on the Internet, but they are not free and want credit card numbers, and they say they have doctors and nurses, but no way to know.) Or a walk-in clinic? We have them at some supermarkets and CVS. $15 or $25, and they can often tell you if you need to go to the ER.

If I lived near you, I'd take you to one myself right now. Really. Sadly, you're a bit of a drive from central Florida.
Foxy11814foxy11814 on January 1st, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry your new year started out with pain. I hope you feel better soon!