Sunday, July 23, 2006

Still alive....

I'm still here but have had a rough few days. I made it into work on Friday but left two hours later in absolute agony. In fact I didn't feel able to drive so one of my colleagues drove me home & DH had to get a lift later that day so he could bring the car home.

The horrendous pain wasn't in my chest (that's still with me like an every present unwelcome guest) but a totally gut wrenching monster in my lower stomach. I was crippled with it & spent the rest of Friday in bed. I managed to get out of bed on Saturday as DD was going on an away meet with the swimming club so I went to see her off on what should have been our weekend of freedom but instead we stayed in as I wasn't up to much.

A chance conversation with Piglottie on Saturday gave me a clue as to the cause of the pain. The doctor had told me to take 2 Nurofen tablets 3 times a day to help with the chest pain but these cause stomach problems. I spoke to a pharmacist in the chemist as I was running out of the tablets & she dismissed this theory as the pain was too low down (in her opinion) & was more in the position for appendicitis. However I hadn't collapsed & died yet so that was dismissed. Instead she sent me to the nearby minor injuries unit who prompt rejected me as they didn't deal in abdominal pain & referred me to the Accident & Emergency unit at the local hospital.

Now I sure most of you have experienced your local A&E & it wasn't somewhere I wanted to spend any time particularly not on a Saturday afternoon. So I decided to try out Piglottie's theory & stopped taking the tablets. I last took one at 9 a.m. yesterday morning & experienced a lot of pain yesterday. This morning however when I woke up the worst was over. I've still had a few twinges today but not the crippling pain that I had been having. So Nurofen & I had a very short & dramatic relationship - one which has left a lasting impression on me & will NOT be repeated. I've still got chest pain but that's bearable in comparison to what I've had over the last few days. And a BIG thanks to Piglottie who has saved me from more pain

DD had a fab time on her first chaperoned away meet. The kids were apparently up until 3 a.m. this morning, one slept in the bath, another on the floor & a 3rd boy wet the bed! DD came home bouncing as she's eaten all sorts of rubbish that we don't let her near including 'liquid candy' in a canister that you squirt into your mouth - urgh!!! So the next few days she'll be detoxing I think. According to DD her swimming was brilliant but I'll find out her times when I see the coach at training tomorrow night. It's hard to comprehend how any of them performed well on so little sleep & a diet of sugar.

Knitting - well not much has been happening at all recently for obvious reasons. Before I got sick I finished the present for my One Skein Pal & am now knitting a matching item to go with it - my own design based upon the design of the first item. Confused, don't be. All will be revealed once she knows who I am & I'll post pics here.

My own One Skein Pal has been a star & sent me a fantastic present yesterday. The only clue I can give you is that DH woke me up by shouting upstairs

"There's sock yarn all over the door mat!"

Photos soon......

6 comments:

susoolu said...

Had no idea you had been feeling so rough - glad you are feeling better now (and the evil neurofen is gone).

Steph said...

Ooh - sounds really nasty. Glad to hear you're feeling better from the stomach pain anyway. Loooking forward to those pics!

Zoƫ said...

Sorry to hear that you have been ill. That can't be good. Piglottie told me about the evils of ibuprofen too...scary stuff! I had no idea!

Glad DD had a great time, surely a bit of sugar won't harm her, it's all part of growing up isn't it?

I hope you are feeling tip top shortly!

Daisy said...

Phew, glad you got to the bottom of the Nurofen problem! I always take it with food, never on an empty stomach, and never for more than a couple of days...

Am dying to hear all about the sock-yarn-covered-doormat!

modelwidow said...

Glad you worked out what was causing your problem, sounds like a case of what cures kills (or something like that!)

Take care and feel much better soon.

gourdongirl said...

Oh you poor thing. I can't take Neurofen either gives my the most horrendous stomach pains....on a par with child birth!!!!!! So I can sympathise with you on that. Take care.