Well not a very happy thanksgiving for me this year. I found out on Tuesday that I have a small leak and need to have a stent placed on Monday which means I have to be in hospital until then!!
I was driving home from work on Monday and started to have severe left shoulder/chest pain, I actually thought I was having a heart attack so my hubby took me to nearest ER--first mistake. They ruled out any cardiac, I explained the surgery to them and the symptoms of a leak but didn't think myself that it could possibly be this far out. I was diagnosed with gerd and sent home. Well by the time I got home I had the severe pain again and started havnig abdominal pain, next morning called my PCP and he treated me for diverticulitis. Still didn't sound quite right so I called my surgeon and he asked me to come in for a ct scan and an Upper GI and low and behold Nadine has a leak?! Why me I keep asking, I have been sooo careful,, following my diet to the T, nothing I am not supposed to do. My surgeon says its just a fluke and it can happen, not neccessarily anything I did wrong. I am in excruciating pain and now because of the leak I have pleurisy which makes it hurt to even breathe. Life really stinks right now and I keep saying what did I do to deserve this? I cry at least 6 times a day. My leak is at the top of my sleeve which is why he want to do the endoscopically placed stent which have to be ordered which is the reason for monday. So I am here for observation, antibiotics, nothing to eat or drin****il after procedure on Monday which comes with nausea according to my surgeon. I asked him if I would start to feel better or is this it until Monday and he says after antibiotics start to work I will gradually feel better but he wants to monitor me cloesly so no chance of going home.
What did I do to myself, there is no changing it now so I guess I can only move forward from here and hope and pray things will get better soon. Spent my thanksgiving in the hospital, only patient on the floor so that made it even more lonely.
Please say a prayer for me that things turn out ok!!