Just a quick post to let you know what is up...well maybe not quick, and maybe you won't even want to read it...it's boring medical stuff.
Friday I was not feeling myself, a little forgetful, and even missed a special get together that I so looked forward to going to. It was Awards night and I was excited and a little nervous for that cause this year we did not know if we had earned Founder's Circle till then. So when I sat down about 5:00 for supper I didn't feel right. Rhonda said it was probably my nerves, but I didn't think so. I thought if I went to lay down for a bit it would help.
As soon as I got back to our room, I knew exactly what it was...another kidney stone, my back was so achy and I kept having to pee. I had one a couple years ago so knew the ache. So I drank water, and got dressed and took my fan as I felt horrible, but I didn't want to miss Awards night.
Luckily it was not as long as past years. I was called up a few times and managed a smile here and there and a hug now and then, but my mind was really fixated on getting to the hospital. Rhonda, Ellie and Ed (who had a car) drove me to a nearby Emergency room where they got me on morphine and anti-nausea stuff and that made it so much better. They cat scanned me I think and said it was 5.3 and I should be able to pass it but it could always get stuck. They sent me back to the hotel with pain meds, anti-nausea, and I forget what else.
The next day was the last day of convention, and there was no way I was leaving the hotel, the pain meds didn't help, they just made me so nauseaus, and by the time convention was over about 6pm I was in a lot of pain. I called my downline Mary as her and her husband drove their RV and I thought if I am like this no way could I fly but maybe I could drive home with them and be able to lay down. When she told me it would take 3 days to get home, I knew that was not going to be good. By then the pain was so bad and I was finally really throwing up.
Off to a bigger hospital with Rhonda, now driven by Mary and her hubby Scott, and the docs figured the pain meds were not agreeing with me and then got morphine and something else into me, and I could still feel some pain, and then they admitted me and would do surgery the next morning, I could tell the stone had not moved. So Saturday they went in through my bladder and broke it up and put a stint in. It went off without a hitch.
Rhonda, my sweet bestie stayed with me the whole time through both hospital visits, she even made our plane arrangements cause we had to leave a day later, and extended our hotel stay. I don't know what I would have done without her, knowing she was there made me feel better. I love you so very much. When Mary was wheeling me out, I just remember saying "where's Rhonda?". She kept everyone at home (Jeff especially) up to date on what was going on.
So we got home last night, and today is a jammie in bed day, I feel lots better, just a tad sore and groggy from meds. So blessed that this did not happen while we were in Fiji, or where I did not have immediate help. Thanks to Ellie & Ed and Mary & Scott (my patient drivers getting me to the hospital and then to the 24 hr Walgreens). Thanks for all the emails, the Facebook messages, the beautiful card from the Stampin' Up! whole cooporate team, the visit at the hospital from Pam Morgan, Rich and Wendi Jutkins. This is why I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, it's not just the rubber stamps...but the way we are all one big family.
I also want to express my concerns and prayers for all the other girls that had to go to the hospital for whatever reason, Janet Wakeland, Joann Wiemers are the ones I know of, but both hospitals said they had several Stampin' Up! Demonstrators there at one time, and wondered what kind of party we were having.
I'm going back to bed (with Toby) and with my gallons of water Rhonda!!!! Big hugs to everyone, Di