Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Tall Tale from Small People

Here is a tall tale that is actually true.

Once upon a time, Saturday the 6th; to be exact, I was awoken before dawn by a pain in my stomach and thus began the longest day I'd experienced in a very long time. After proceeding to be ill for the next many hours we were surprised with a leak coming from the floor above us through our bedroom closet. After putting buckets under the drips, Mr. Sam then rushed off to take the LSAT.

While he was gone I continued to be sick and in a lot of pain. After 7+ hours of this I called our neighbor who had also had a very long day, after waking up to his apartment flooding he then spent hours with a plumber ripping apart his bathroom, but agreed to take me to the emergency room. I left a note for Mr. Sam who was still out providing for the family by taking the hardest test of his life. And rushed away.

Shortly after arriving at the ER I was placed in a room and soon joined by my lovingly devoted husband who had just finished his test. The doctors proceeded to run tests on my blood, I had an ultrasound, was given an X-ray, and then finally at 9 that evening I was submitted to an MRI. And after a very long day, in which I wasn't even allowed to drink and was administered almost every medicine available to a woman who is 18 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with appendicitis.

I went in for surgery at midnight and then after being placed in a room for recovery for the night my parents started on their drive home to Kaysville and my husband was left to fill out paperwork and finally got into bed around 2:30; almost 24 hours after we were first awakened.

The next day I was released from the hospital and returned home feeling far less than 100%.

If you think this story is over you are far from correct. Only 3 days later we were destined to return to the emergency room because of an allergic reaction I had to something used during the proceedure. I then blistered up and a rash spread over most of my abdomen. Now a week later my rash is improving and the blisters are gone and thanks to cream and plenty of benadryll I am itching less and feeling better all the time.

Sadly, I am not the biggest sufferer in this story. My poor Sam has been taking full care of me, working, going to class, preparing for midterms, doing the laundry, dishes, and all the cooking. But I couldn't be more grateful for him.

Unfortunately there isn't a quote by Tolkien about appendicitis so I'll share one about our exciting day tomorrow...we're scheduled for our ultrasound and we'll find out what we're having! :D

"The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break."
-J.R.R. Tolkien-