Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm Alive...

...but NOT well.

I have not posted for 12 days and for that I apologize. If you follow me on Instagram you kind of already know what has been going on but I am going to fill everybody in.

March 21st  - I had one of my city celebration planning committee meeting.

March 22nd - 24th  - A great weekend. I attended a Thirty One party at a girlfriend's house Friday Night. Had myself some cheap wine, cheese, and crackers {a fat girl's dream}. Saturday, Mr. You Betcha had band practice during the day and that afternoon I headed out of town for a bachelorette party {great story for another time}. Sunday, I taught Sunday school and we lounged around for the remainder of the day.

I'm Going Out Tonight
Monday, March 25th  - Fairly normal day. I went to work, tanned, and home after that. {I know tanning is horrible but I am in a wedding April 6th and that dress is black. This girl looks like Casper!} That night I felt supper tired and honestly had ambition to do nothing but lay around.

Tuesday, March 26th - It hit me! That morning I went to work as always but I was chilled. All morning I had the little heater under my desk cranked and aimed straight at me. I thought it was because I got a little burned while tanning and figured I would feel better after lunch. WRONG!

After lunch I felt only worse and decided to go home. When I got home, I was VERY chilled and crawled into the bathtub to warm up before going to bed. This didn't seem to help and when I went to bed I only tossed and turned because I was freezing. This is VERY uncharacteristic of me, usually when this girl decides she's going to sleep she is out like a light. When I finally checked the thermometer around 2:30 p.m. it registered 101.7° F and not even 30 minutes later it was 102.0° F.

Yuck
I called Mr. You Betcha and asked him if he would come home from work and bring me to the doctor if I could get an appointment. He was willing and there was one last opening with a Nurse Practitioner {I REALLY didn't want to go to the ER}. We made it on time for my appointment but they were running behind. While in the waiting room a kind old man ask if I wanted a wheel chair and I heard the receptionist page the nurse and tell them to hurry since their patient looked miserable.

When we finally reached the room and they took my temp it registered at 103.4° F so they brought me some ibuprofen and a heated blanket to help with the chills. After a couple test the only answers we had was that my blood pressure was low, my fever was high {103.7° F by this point}, I had a high white blood cell count, it was not a bladder/kidney/liver infection and the clinic was now closed. Time to go the the ER.

Dazed and Confused
In the ER I was met with more heated blankets and tests including a CT Scan. The lower abdominal/back aches I was having combined with my high fever had them concerned that it was my appendix. We found out that likely wasn't the case as it wasn't inflamed. I was also given a pregnancy test to rule out a tubal pregnancy. By this point {about 10 p.m.} they had giving me a bag of IV fluids and my fever had come down some but since there were still no answers they admitted me into the hospital for the night to be monitored and give me some IV antibiotics. The on call doctor also wanted me to consult with the surgeon in the morning {My thoughts: Why? You said my appendix was fine}.

Quality Time Together
Wednesday, March 27th - I already knew this, but for those who haven't had babies and don't know, HOSPITAL = hardest place to sleep ever! Nothing like being woken up to have you vitals checked at midnight and blood drawn at 6:00 a.m. They also took away all fluids from me at midnight and I remember telling the nurse I knew what they were thinking {they wanted to take my appendix out} and it wasn't going to happen.

Somewhere between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. my fever broke and my morning blood work came back showing a normal white blood cell count. The surgeon consulted with us and I informed him that he wasn't taking out my appendix and he informed me that he didn't want to. I also had him make the nurses give me food because I was HANGRY and those chicks are sticklers when it comes to the rules. Since everything looked good and I was eating and walking just fine they had to discharge me without identifying what caused the high fever, headache, chills, and body aches.

FYI - They found a 2.5 cm cyst on one of my ovaries but do not believe that was what caused the problem. It's just coincidental and I will have to do a follow up appointment to monitor it.

Doctor's orders were to rest the next couple days and let her know if I developed any new symptoms or if the ones I had changed. Sounded good to me! Before we went home we washed the truck {it was gorgeous out and I wish I could have run outside} and had Mr. You Betcha get my some Gatorade and 7-Up.

Waiting for Mr. You Betcha
Thursday, March 28th  - I felt pretty good in the morning. I actually went to work for half the day and slept the other half. That means I sorta followed Doctor's orders. I'm a terrible patient.

Resting

Bed Buddy
Friday, March 29th - More symptoms developed. Boo!!! Headache, sore thought, and runny nose you are not WELCOME! I called the doctor and she finally gave me a prescription for an antibiotic. She thinks I have a sinus infection. My day consisted of work and my night consisted of more laying around.

Saturday, March 30th - I got my hair done. I would have rescheduled my appointment but needed it done for the wedding this weekend. We also got ready for Easter Dinner. I may not have told my grandmas that I had been sick and in the hospital because I didn't want them to cancel on me.

New Hair
Hot Mess Express
Sunday, March 31st - I was exhausted but it was a great day. My family attended Easter Service with us at our church {my husband played trumpet for the service} and came to our home afterward for dinner. My mom helped with a lot of the food to take some of the load off of me. It was fun to see the great-grandparents watch Little Man hunt for his Easter Eggs and play with him. Warms my heart!

video
Happy Easter from the You Betcha Family!

This week hopefully my health continues to improve. So far, my nose has continued to drain, my throat is still sore, and my voice quality continues to suffer but each day is a bit better.

I'm NOT Against Modern Medicine
As you may have guessed, Operation #165by26 has been placed on hold. However, this has been the best/worst diet I have ever been on.

one hundred sixty nine point eight
DOWN 12.2 lbs TOTAL
I am looking forward to feeling better and catching up on everyone's blogs. I have missed you guys!

5 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better girlie! You got this! Scale seems to like your sickness :)

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  2. What a huge bummer!!
    I hope you're feeling 100% soon!!

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  3. Oh dang! That sounds miserable! Glad you are starting to feel better! Hopefully you will be healthy in no time!

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  4. You poor thing! I hope you feel better soon!

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  5. i hope you feel better soon! how NOT fun! however, getting your hair done always makes a girl feel better so im glad you got that perk in between!

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