Friday, February 23, 2007

Ugh-It's always something

The hospital called me this afternoon-I have a urinary tract infection and, now get this, the pain on my left side is probably an ulcer-I need to schedule a scope. It's not diverticulitis or a tear, but I need the scope. The stone is on the right side and at the bottom of the kidney. Yes, I had complaints of back pain on the right side 3 weeks ago and was told it was fibromyalgia-I am so tired of all of this. So the bad left side pain, still undiagnosed. Bastards!

Update: They did a CT scan of the entire abdomen and claim the stone is on the right. They also won't give out antibiotics, etc for an ulcer without a work up and the little tertiary hospital I was at doesn't have a GI department. I have an appointment with my GI on Monday afternoon after work. He said if the pain gets worse, go to his hospital ER immediately. He'll schedule a scope (and trust me, you get no meds without getting something done) probably for the end of the week. I have a primary doc appointment Tuesday at 9:15 AM and then the pain management at 11:00 AM. Too many doctors, but I just want to get this all done and behind me. If it is an ulcer, they can take care of it. I start antibiotics tonight for the UTI. I am assuming, and you know what that does, that I have an ulcer or an erosion in my stomach. I have had the shoulder/back and chest pain for weeks and indigestion and even though I take Nexium, it's not working anymore. I think the steroids put it over the edge and my fear of getting an upper GI scope has to just be put aside and I have to get it done-I can't put it off anymore, it's been since last April I've avoided it. The pain management is something I want to get back on track with because it helped so much. I also have an eye appointment for next month, decided to get it all done and taken care of. I need reading glasses-aging sucks once again.


Megan said...

I'm sorry hun- I hope the nasty stone passes quickly and you get to feeling better soon!

Woven ~N~ Spun said...

NO FAIR NO FAIR NO FAIR. You need to get better. I can't imagine how you are living with all this. Truly you are a hero.

Wendy said...

How do they know the left side isn't kidney stones? Also, if it is an ulcer, can't they give you antibiotics for it? Ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori. I think that is a bacteria they can find antibodies for in your blood.

Sheila said...

Get well soon.

Priscilla said...

Sending healing vibes your way.

Madelyn said...

Ugh is right. Feel better sweetie!

Mandi said...

Are you going to name your kidney stone once you "birth" it out?

Here are some ideas:
Sharon Stone
Rosetta Stone
Oliver Stone
Stone Philips
Rocky Balboa
Rock Hudson
BaRock Obama
Chris Rock
The Rock
Kid Rock

...ok, I'm done...hope it got a little giggle out of ya! Hang in there, you've got a lot of good vibes headed your way.

Tandi said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Tandi said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Linda said...

Darn! I checked in to see if you passed the stone, and I discover you've got something else to deal with. No fair is right! I hope you get better soon.

Kathy said...

Out! Out, damn stone! The upper scope is NOTHING to worry about, they give you goodly amounts of Versed to relax you, and poof, it's over.

naomi said...

Aww, you poor little thing.......... Hope you feel better soon.

Jaye said...

Deneen, the scope really isn't that bad or shall I say it isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be (which was pretty bad because I have fears of choking). You'll do fine, I'm sure of it.

From what I am told, many ulcers are caused by H. pylori bacteria and if this is so in your case, hopefully whatever antibiotic you're taking for the UTI will start to work on the bacteria.

I hope everything goes as quickly and smoothly as possible in passing the stone and that Monday and Tuesday's doctor appointments bring you answers and much needed relief.


Rosesandtea said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry you're not well! Yuck and double yuck on all those problems.

I hope you soon pass the stone without trouble and that you get the care you need for the other things. Go, antibiotics, do your stuff!

gentle hugs

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