Thursday, August 5, 2010

health update:

yesterday i went in to get my lithotripsy. that is the procedure when they send shock waves through your body to break up the stone. i was under anesthesia at the time of course, so they removed the stent and then broke up the stone. when i came to i felt horrible. the pain was awful, i was nauseous, and just wanted to sleep. they kept trying to give me medicine via the IV or by mouth, and i just kept throwing up. because of all this mess, i didn't end up going home until around 3 (i went in the office at 11:15).

once we finally got home i just kept throwing up again, and i was just a wreck. the pain was so unbearable i couldn't even concentrate on trying to take my medicine. finally we got everything under control and i basically just passed out around 5:30. josh woke me up at 11:30 to take some more medicine and then i conked back out. now that i am back on my medicine schedule (aka not throwingit up), the current situation is much improved.

now the main stress is the money. i'm too tired and my brain is too fuzzy to get into it right now, but we need healthcare reform. if you don't agree with me, you can just come on over and pay all my medical bills. k thanks haha.

i'm gonna go drink more fluids now and get these stone particles outta me! sorry if it's TMI, but thats what i'm going through right now. xoxo.


liz canaan roberts said...

sorry i have commented before. i've been reading your updates and feeling for your poor little self. sounds like it's getting better now (i hope?) i'm so glad you have Josh!

oh, and last night i had a dream that i came to visit you and brought you some special gift, but i can't for the life of me remember what it was. dreams are weird like that.

anyway, LOVE you tons!!

Sarah said...

you poor thing! I hope you get better soon. Josh better be taking good care of you!

Liv said...


Had a dream you did. Not cool.

Hearthandmade said...

jesus i totally never even thought about your healthcare!! im so lucky all of mines was on the NHS!! I remember last year some idiot reporter in the states was quoted saying - the life of stephen hawking would be considered essentially worthless in the UK because of his phsyical handicap and its lucky he isnt british... lol....

em no. he is british and he retaliated saying he wouldnt be alive today if it wasnt for the NHS... sorry sidetracked!! I hope your feeling better soon!!

yours truly dear said...

thanks everyone, you are all very sweet. and yeah,'s insane over here. i wish i lived in europe! we still don't know how we are going to afford all the bills. we'll probably be paying them off for the rest of our lives haha. yikes.