Wednesday, November 18, 2015

That one time doctors thought I was constipated

This summer I started having stomach pains. The pain wasn't constant. However, every so often I'd have a painful stomach episodes. The symptoms were always the same; nausea, sharp stomach pain, paleness, sweating, and vomiting. 

I consulted three different doctors about these stomach episodes. Each doctor diagnosed it with constipation. Not the sexiest diagnosis but I ready to feel better. 

Fast forward to October...I was still having these stomach episodes. One evening it was so painful Sister #2 had to take me to the ER. It was at the ER that we discovered the cause of my pain; ruptured ovarian cyst. Each time I had a stomach episodes it was the cyst rupturing.

Yesterday, I had surgery to remove my beloved cyst. I'm happy to be on the road to recovery! Praise Jesus, the cyst is gone and I can poop. 

I'd like to give a shoutout to my awesome family. Thank you for dropping everything to care for me. You're the best!

Thank you to Canada Travis for caring for me after surgery; and for taking a pre-surgery selfie. I know you hate selfies.

So yeah...this has been my world for a few months. 


Renee Nefe said...

so sorry to hear this. Glad you're on the road to finally feeling better.

ann said...

I'm so glad they found what was going on! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Michelle said...

I had one of those one time in high school, luckily it was only 1 and it was probably the more painful couple of days of my life! Glad you're feeling better!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Ouch. Had one of those once myself. Couldn't stand upright for a couple of hours. Thankfully it went away the same day. Didn't know what it was until I went in for my annual and described it to the doc. Glad they finally figured it out and you're doing better!

Victoria said...

I hate that you had to go through all this! Sorry I'm reading this from your current blogs backwards...I've had 3 surgeries to remove endometriosis and ovarian cysts (one the size of an orange) and EVERY TIME I had an X-ray or CT scan, they just said I was constipated. They love giving that diagnosis because they can let you go. But my cysts got so big and then would rupture and they would realize it wasn't constipation...ugh! So glad you're healing..I just said a prayer for you!