Friday, November 14, 2008

Pray for me, please!

Well, I didn't post yesterday mainly because I had another attack night before last and wound up in the ER for 5 hours.  I walked away afterwards with not a lot of information, less sleep only to have to go to my family doc almost as soon as I woke up.  I was going on about 3 hours of sleep the whole night.

My family doc is concerned I have a hiatal hernia or an ulcer.  My gallbladder doesn't cause the symptoms I'm having, so joy of joy's I get to go to the gastroenterologist and start a battery of tests on Tuesday.  I'm probably going to have to do a barium swallow first and if that doesn't show anything, an endoscopy is probably next.  Of course, I prefer the pill cam but I doubt I'll get off that easy, cause you know how Murphy loves me!

So...I don't get my morning cup of tea anymore - it was time to stop relying on that every morning anyway.  I'm back on the Nexium and feel a lot better this morning except for the caffeine withdrawal headache from the tea.  Wouldn't it figure I try to do something good for myself by getting off the Nexium and not relying so much on medications, only to cause myself an ulcer or worse.  UGH.  Anyway, I digress.

So I say all of this to say please pray for me.  My mom won't be coming to help me, I've made arrangements so I don't have to "bother" her during all of this.  Whatever is in the near future for me I just pray, and ask that you do as well, that it will be diagnosed with the least amount of invasiveness as possible.  I'm fairly confident it's nothing overly serious, but I'm more worried about all those stupid tests I'll have to do.

And at some point I suppose I need to shower today.  I think it's been since Wednesday morning.  G.R.O.S.S.


Anonymous said...

We'll be praying!! Medical tests are a necessary evil sometimes. I hope things go well and you get diagnosed quickly.

Keep me updates.

Kimmylyn said...

Oh man.. I am so sorry.. I am sending prayers for a speedy recovery..

hubby said...

wow... since wednesday?? ewwww... but I'm still jealous that you can go 2 days w/o a shower and still smell good. Me 2 days w/o a shower...? well we both know what that is like. :o)

Stephanie said...

Oh Steph! I will definitely say some prayers for you. Goodness!

I know you are missing your tea - I have my morning tea too. But I drink decaf. Maybe try that to feel like you aren't totally giving it up. And put some milk and honey in it and enjoy. It always makes me feel better :)

Sue Ann said...

Chris and I are praying for you. I hope that everything turns out ok. You may want to try green tea (hot of course). It's naturally decaf., and really good with honey and a little half n half. The honey is also really good for your throat. I am adicted to lipton green tea this way in the morning. Snapple also makes an Apple/honey tea that is decaf. and easy on your throat! Anyway, from one tea junky to another...I hope you get to feeling better soon!!

OHmommy said...

Oh honey.

I wish we were neighbors.

Holly said...

I hate you're having so much trouble. You're always on my mind and in my prayers! Please oh please call me if you need anything at all!

Mandy said...

Get to feeling better!!! You are and will be in our prayers.

BTW say a little prayer for Lulee too please. She is running a 103.7 temp and we are having a hard time keeping the fever at bay. She threw up once last night.

We are waiting to go to the doc this morning.

We can just exchange prayers this week. Ha-ha!!!

Seriously though, get to feeling better and take Sue Ann's suggestion of the green tea, but then again it's probably not the caffeine, but the acidity of the tea right???? Not sure how that works.

Krystyn said...

Prayers for you, Steph. That really stinks.