Monday, June 7, 2010

Return of the Long Lost Scrapper

Oh My Gosh! I have had one crazy month after we came back from Mexico City. I got sick during our vacation. Specifically the last week we were there. I had the worst morning sickness. I wouldn't be able to get out of bed until 3 or 4 pm. EVERYONE thought I was pregnant! And even though my husband and I kept confirming them that I wasn't... truthfully, even we started having doubts for a second or two. But after 4-5 pregnancy tests, all negative, we knew I had to go to the doctor soon, because it wasn't normal. It was so weird, seriously, only from the morning until 3 or 4 pm is when I would feel so horrible with this disturbing nausea! I mean it got to a point that my family wouldn't believe me anymore.. because we would go out at night and we were fine. So I went to the doctor the night before our early morning flight, and since it was such short notice, the doctor was only available to do a quick diagnostics just to get me through until I saw my doctor in the United States. Well, the doctor over there said that it seems that I might have a kidney infection and that I should definitely not let it get out of hand. So we got to our home, here in the U.S., and the first thing I do is make an appointment. I go to my doctor's office and after some urine and blood tests it ends up being that I had a very vicious urinary, vaginal, kidney, and liver infection!!!! And that I was very lucky to have not gotten a blood infection because that would of been very bad news. So I was happy to hear that after a ton of antibiotics I would be OK and the nausea would go away. Then, the next day, I faint! I was like OH MY GOSH! Seriously, the antibiotics should of been working by now, at least that's what the doctor said!

So, I called Kaiser and they said that my doctor has to see me immediately because fainting is never normal. I get to the doctor's office and he does another blood test, and he said that the infections are almost gone and that the fainting had to do with dehydration, they say that when you have a kidney infection it's extremely easy to get dehydrated even if you are drinking lots of fluids. BUT, something else came out on my blood tests. My gallbladder seems to be overproducing it's fluid and that's not good. So I had to take an ultrasound, the ultrasound revealed I had stones in my gallbladder as well, and it was many of them. My doctor called and said that I should take out my gallbladder because that's why I haven't been able to get rid of my nausea as well. So I got an appointment to talk to the surgeon on June 4th. Well, May 29th came around and I started with very very sharp pains around my belly button, and on my upper AND lower abdomen. I knew that the upper abdomen pain was from the gallbladder and that the pain around my belly button could be for the same reason. But the pain on my lower abdomen was the one freaking me out the most because I know that where the appendices is and my husband and I worried that if it was that... it could burst which is very dangerous as well. So, off to the Emergency room we go. They do more tests and ultrasounds, CT Scans and what not! Results: The gallbladder is now extremely infected and needs to come out ASAP before my blood gets infected!

So, that has been my month! And you don't know how much I want to come back to my scrap desk and scrap again! It's been exactly a week from my surgery, and I'm finally starting to feel I can do a little more now! But man, what a time! I seriously thought it was going to be never ending! I miss seeing all the blogs of my friends, I miss scrapping, I miss SB.COM and I even miss my daily life routine. But with God, my husband, family, and friends by my side, I realized I can get through anything! My husband was so worried when I was in the hospital. He tried not to show it because my mom was there. But once they left me there overnight, he made sure to call and text me and let me know that everything was going to be OK and he let me know throughout the night that he loves me. I never had felt so loved! :o)

Now, my goal is to get back to scrapping by the end of this week, my super goal is start tomorrow, but I guess we'll see. As for now, I'll just share the little amount of "digital scrapping" I've been doing for my 365 project. These were done before my surgery:

Thanks for coming over!
I missed you all!

Happy Scrapping!


Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

glad things are getting back to normal. so scary to be so sick and not have any idea why. love the digi stuff. let's get together soon. hugs. N

Scatter said...

Hope things go smoother for you next month.

KellyCali said...

So glad that you are not only well, but back with a scrapping vengence!

Congrats Nat on all your completed Project 365 LO's! You're Rocking Em & then some! XO

senora_x said...

Holy cow! what an ordeal to have to go through! Glad you are recovering now and hope it is a speedy one!

~ Grace ~ said...

Wow hun I hope you are better now. Miss chatting with you! As always your pages are beautiful!

Amanda Sevall said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better Nati! Sounds like the doctors took good care of you and got you back to healthy pretty quickly!! You're so far ahead of me on the 365 pages right now... I totally need to catch up!! LOL ;)