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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Can't Sleep & Surgery Update

I have been awake for two days straight vomiting. My stomach is cramped and my knee burns. I called the Specialist today since it's almost been a month with no word about the stupid Smart Pill Test. I think I may have my records transferred to another specialist. She also hasn't called in my anti-nausea medication and I've gone for two days without it or sleep. Every time I lay down to sleep, my stomach makes strange noises and then I end up vomiting violently. The cramps are almost unbearable. My throat is still burnt and swollen. I'm just so tired and worn out.

I did managed to escape the house for a little bit today to vote. It was nice to leave for about twenty minutes.

I called the knee doctor today too but they haven't received my psych evaluation yet. I had it done last Monday and I thought it would be in by now. The office said they would call the other doctor and call me back tomorrow to let me know what was going on. They also are measuring me for a back brace on Thursday. I hope that will this trial, some of the vomiting will stop. Part of my pain response is to vomit, so I hope if I can control the pain in my knee, that I can tell exactly what's wrong with my stomach.

Read about the surgery and trial HERE.

The more I read about it, the more terrified I become. But, if it will help my stomach and my knee to stop feeling like I set it on fire, then I'm all for it.

I need to call my OB/GYN and talk to him about the Lupron injection as well. So many phone calls!

I hope that I can sleep tonight. I also hope the doctor calls in my medicine soon. I'm tired of doctors and surgeries. I've tried to keep myself distracted with TV, reading, and games but it's not working. I've thought about teaching myself Spanish.

Anyway, this is going to be a short entry because I need to go take a shower and try to sleep before I become less coherent.




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