Friday, January 1, 2010

A Lost Day

Pancreas Pity Party

Very sick today. Emphatically

Wishing I felt better. Definitely

Would like some energy. Hopefully

Reaction to pain. Negatively

Feeling sorry for myself. Partially

Not sure if the new pain meds are making me sick or my pancreas is making me sick. A problem, because I don't want to spend the $150 emergency room copay if I'm just making myself sick by taking new meds, but if it's my pancreas making me this sick it can be serious. I waited out today, but have been very nauseous and sick. I hurt through and through and it is becoming harder to inhale deeply because the pain goes through me and around my chest.

If tomorrow is the same or worse, I will probably make a trip to the ER. I am almost to the point I would welcome better pain management even if it means sitting in a hospital room for a couple of days. I wish I was a drinker or a smoker so at least I could have the standard pancreatitis excuse. As it is, I'm not sure why my pancreas decided to quit working other than the medications I was taking. According to what I have read, medication induced pancreatitis subsides after quitting the medication and I haven't taken any of the problem meds since May.

Hoping that this new year will be a good year. After the last two years I could use a good year, but the start of this one is about as bad as the two previous years. I feel like I'm moving in a thick fog - can't see where I'm going or where I've been just trusting that I will get through it somehow.

I'll try and get some quality sleep tonight and maybe in the morning I will wake up bright and cheery, my regular self. The pain is just getting me down today. The fight I fought against The Headache and won last year is now being waged against The Belly this year. Sigh...


  1. sending you good thoughts, may this storm pass quickly.

  2. Im sorry your feeling so bad. I will keep praying for you and I hope you feel better quick. God Bless You!

  3. Thanks Stephanie and Denise.

    Maybe there is a bellyectomy??? So I would be thin in the middle like a wasp....Bzzzzzz

  4. Hope you're feeling better. Happy blogiversary!

  5. Thanks Heather - I didn't think I would stick at it for year!