Tummy trouble – the Revenge

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I write this from the hospital.

Monday, I had a colonoscopy to follow up on the diverticulitis that I had back on April Fool’s Day. But our story really starts on Sunday.

Sunday afternoon, I drank something I’ve decided to call “drano” for it’s abilities to completely clean your digestive tract out. You drink this stuff and then it gets everything out. To be more explicit, you basically poop yourself silly.

It wasn’t as bad as I imagined. I mean yeah you live on the potty for two hours or so. But there’s no cramping, just the URGE.

Next day, Monday, I go for the scope. My doctors have their own endoscopy center and it was really nice. Overall, the procedure wasn’t bad. They put you to sleep and the only discomfort is getting an IV put in.

I’ve discussed my bad veins before and they haven’t gotten any better since the last time I needed one. It took them six sticks to get the IV in and it was the anesthesiologist who was successful.

I woke up from the scope feeling quite refreshed and STARVING!

Next day, Tuesday, I got up, fed the baby, cleaned the kitchen and then had a bowl of Cheerios with Phoebe.
Two hours later I was in pain. As fast as the pain started, it would stop. Then I’d get a reprieve of anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. I can’t tell you why I didn’t call the doctor right away. I only know that I decided to eat very lightly that day. Dinner was chicken noodle soup and even that became torture as the day turned to night.

I finally called the doctor at 10:30 that evening when I was experiencing fever and chills. The doctor advised me to take tylenol for the fever and call the office next day.

After a terrible night of pain, I was advised to go to the emergency room. I was admitted to the hospital Wednesday and now, Thursday evening I’m still here.

They say that I’ve developed colitis most likely from the prep before the scope.

I hope I can go home tomorrow.

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