Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Something personal

I'm gonna get a little personal here, so guys, please leave the room. :)

I had a gastrograph today.  Horrible prep yesterday, along with fasting.  The worst part was what I had to drink.

They got the test started today and the pain was so bad that I almost blacked out.  My hands started tingling and going numb, then my legs, feet, stomach, and then my mouth.  I was tongue tied and coudn't talk right.  My hands were all curled up and I coudn't move my thumbs.  It was scary and horrible.  I was on the edge of passing out.  So, they quickly took me to ER. 

Don't know the test results yet, but it was a nightmare day! they had to stop the test and take me to the ER cause I had a reaction to the pain and went into contractions and hyperventilating.  They said I was having contractions, a spell and hyperventilating. 

They gave me something under my tongue in ER to calm me down and stop the hyperventilating. They also did an EKG and blood work. All was fine except my potassium was low and they gave me an Rx for that.

Honestly, my first thought was that if my hands stayed curled up like that, that I wouldn't be able to create my dolls and stitcheries anymore!  That would be horrible to me, so I was thrilled when it started to go away. 

Never in my life do I want to go through that again.  Anything close to it, I will tell them to sedate me. 

After all this, I rewarded myself at the hospital coffee shop with a strawberry/banana smoothie.  :0)

Now,  I wait for the test results and see if I have to have surgery. 

I told ya this was personal.   I'll get busy doing some needle punch so I can talk about something else next time. :)


The Crafty Crow said...

Bless your sweet heart, can only imagine how scared you were. Will pray for good news for you.

AMBPrimitives said...

Oh you poor thing.That had to be ver scary!!!!! I will keep you in my prayers & thoughts.Wishing you a Blessed Day Maria

The Country Shed said...

I will keep you in my prayers, I am sure it was a very upsetting experience, hopefully you will have very good results from your test!

basketsbyrose said...

That is very scary! I hope you do not have to do this again. A big hug from me to you.

Carol said...

Oh darlin' so glad you pulled through. What a ride ay? That happened to my daughter when she was having stitches removed. Luckily she was in the hospital having that done. Her hands and whole body curled up 'cause she was having a siezure. Very scary. I sure hope everything turns out okay for you. I'll be praying:)

Brenda said...

Gosh, how very scarey it must have been for you! Glad to hear that you are recovering though!! I hate having to do the prep for those kind of tests...just terrible stuff!!


Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Oh goodness Doreen! I am so sorry you had to go through that, and I am so thankful that it's over and you didn't have any last effects from it.

Pam said...

So sorry to hear that you had to go through such terrible pain! I know you had to be scared to death! I hope everything comes back ok from your tests!!!

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Trust me Doreen I have been having these tests since I was 11! I hate them I had ulcerative colitis and finally got my whole colon removed so I feel your pain sister....hope all turns out well....

Angie Berry said...

Wow girl! So sorry to hear about this terrible ordeal. I hope everything works out for you. I'll add you to my prayer list.