15 May 2012

Encouraged despite....

Thank you so much for the wonderful 'be well' wishes many of you left, knowing that there are people praying and thinking of me from around the world is so encouraging despite a difficult few days...here's an update for you:

The reflux that I had on Sunday night came on really badly again yesterday afternoon and evening, and 3 lots of Gaviscon didn't really help at all - I was just feeling totally blocked up and could feel acid going up and down all the time and no amount of burping to try and clear it would help. I did manage to sleep OK until I woke up to put little monkey Mylo back to bed at 4.55am and just by getting up and moving around I was nearly doubled over in pain from constricted chest and felt like my insides were burning so I decided I'd better head to A&E.


They were able to give me a liquid anesthetic and painkillers which helped ease the symptoms. After four hours there, the official diagnosis was reflux (no surprise there) so I have some medication which should ease it in a day or two, it's still pretty sore (5-6 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being childbirth!) and right on my breastbone where my ribs meet is where my esophagus feels the most constricted and blocked, but it's not as bad as early this morning when it was about 8-9. They weren't sure if the reflux is related to last week's mystery side pain or is as a result of the anti-inflammatories I took over the weekend.

In good news, I did manage to get my tooth fixed yesterday (see I'm still looking for the good here people!) which means one less thing to annoy me!

Anyway, thanks for your encouragement, your thoughts and prayers are very welcome and appreciated :-)

Meg

11 comments :

Leonie said...

Oh Meghan! I am so sorry you are still feeling so bad.
Reflux is horrible. I experience it a lot with my food allergies and that pain at the centre of my rib cage is soooo familiar!
Take care and I hope you can get to the bottom of it quickly.
xx

Aneleise said...

You poor sausage! Hope you start to feel better soon. It sounds like you've had more than your fair share of misery this week. Get well soon. Aneleise xx PS Has anyone considered gallstones? It's just that all this sounds a lot like what I went through when I had gallstones - they even told me I was having an esophageal spasm at one point but it turned out to be gallstones.....

Miriam said...

Glad things are looking a bit on the up - sounds like it's been really, really rough. I do love the wee paper world too it is gorgeous! Sending you a big hug xxx

Cat said...

oh Meghan!!!
ouch
still thinking about you praying this passes quickly

love and light

Widge said...

prayin for you chicky xo

Penny said...

ouch, sounds sore, reflux huh? no wonder the babies scream their heads off :) Take care
Penny

Claudia said...

Ouchie!

If they haven't already suggested it, ask your doctor about Losec, especially if you have these attacks often.

Will be thinking of you. Hope you recover soon.

Ange (Tall, Short and Tiny) said...

Here's hoping the meds kick in super-fast and get you back to feeling like yourself, and that they solve the mystery pains too. Take care and let those boys look after you xxx

Kirsteen said...

I missed the previous post about you being unwell, but add me to the list of those praying for a quick recovery for you xx

Remaliah said...

Wow, that sounds so painful! I hope and pray you wake up today feeling much better! What a crazy run of health problems! xx

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Oh lovey, that sounds absolutely terrible. Wishing you well soon and feel so sorry for you having to go through so much pain :( BIG HUGS and prayers for a speedy recovery xx

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