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Sunday, August 4, 2013

delicious creme filled pain

 These photos were taken at the clinic I visit once a year to get my prescription meds renewed. It's usually a long boring wait so I needed something to help me pass the time. 
 I've been taking a mild anti-depressant for about 7 years now and I can't live without it.
You wanna know what I was like before I started taking the meds?
Have you ever bathed a cat? 
Close enough.
 Completely unrelated to this particular doctor's visits, I had to go the emergency room Friday night.
As I was cooking dinner I was struck with hard, sharp menstrual like cramps that brought me to my knees, churned my stomach and took my breath away.
 The pain started from the bottom of my ribs, below and all the way under to my tailbone. I couldn't sit. I couldn't lay down all I could do is walk doubled over and then I eventually just fell to the floor.
Now I've had some seriously painful menstrual cramps before but never anything like this. In fact I would go so far as to say my labor pains weren't even this bad.
I'm not one to rush to the ER every time something feels a little wrong but I was terrified.
I was sure a cyst had ruptured and I thought I was going to die.
The ER visit just turned out to be a very expensive pregnancy test and quick pelvic exam (which was excruciating). The doctor was rude, dry and sarcastic and was in too big a hurry to even tell me what he thought the issue was. 
 The cramps went away but I'm still pretty concerned about that little episode - pain like that doesn't happen for no reason.
Diet update: The Paleo-esque diet it working. I've lost 10 lbs so far! YAY! This week has NOT been a good diet week though. Why? Well if you're an American then you can look at the photo below and know exactly what the problem is here.
For those of you who were unaware, the Hostess CupCake Co. went bankrupt last year, thus putting a tragic end to America's favorite snack cake: the Twinkie. Well, we fat ass Americans just couldn't handle this and somehow Hostess was able to bring the Twinkie back. I'm not sure what kind of strings they pulled to make this happen, but it happened and that's all that matters to me.
It has been a sweet reunion for me seeing as how I never even got to have a farewell Twinkie before they left the shelves. Actually, this was the first time I've had a Twinkie in about five years.


  1. I am really worried about your trip to the ED and totally agree that the kind of pain you described does not happen for no reason. I hope you are feeling better now. I like your description of you being like the cat being bathed - I know myself that I am like the person trying to bath the cat (screwed up with anxiety). I am going to go and comment on all your other posts now :-)

  2. I hate the fact you have to pay to be treated like crap. Hope you feel a billion times better now. x

  3. Oh dear, your pain does not sound good, and I'm sorry that after getting yourself to emerg you don't know what the cause of it was. Hope it doesn't come back.

    Now I feel that I should have grabbed a Twinkie when they were being offered when I was out a couple of weeks ago, because I don't want to have to buy a whole box. I'd end up eating it by myself, because Nick was less than impressed after his first try of one. I guess he's more of a chocolate guy because he keeps asking me to make these little chocolate cakes I make.

    Good for you for loosing 10 pounds!

  4. Congrats on the weight loss! They didn't have Twinkies in paleolithic times, and they don't really taste that good. Don't give in!

    I love your pictures, especially the B&W one of River crawling. But your trip to the ER doesn't sound very good. They should have found the cause before they let you go. Do you still have your appendix? Also, my sister's fallopian tube twisted, and she said that was excruciating, but it didn't go away by itself. You need to get checked out, if you can.

    And in reply to your comment, I think you'll be a fascinating old lady! With your sense of humor and all the creative things you do, you're already fascinating. Cultivate it - it makes life more interesting!

  5. Holy cow, I hope you're alright. What a jerk ER Dr. River is the cutest little guy. Let's hear it for meds! A have a couple of dear friends who take then and it makes a world of difference. They have a life!

  6. You take care of yourself and listen to inner voice because is usually right!
    I'm glad that you take the meds that you need in order to have a happy and productive life. I don't understand people that think is ok to take something for their asthma but when it comes to something related to their brain functions they get defensive about it.

  7. Your baby is getting so chunky!
    Hope everything is going okay with you! It's great that you actually take responsibility instead of ignoring it.


  8. Yes, darling, those were indeed carousel horses on my frock!!
    Twinkies sound scary....
    I'm wondering if you may have endometritus (or however it's spelt?!) ?
    I loathe arrogant doctors. Asshole. X

  9. I was a ding dong girl myself when I used to eat that stuff:). I'm sorry that doctor treated you like shit, that pisses me off. I've had my share of girl problems can you go see someone else? Keep a diary in case this happens again. Feel better honey, River is so sweet!

  10. I hope you're feeling better now; it's shocking how badly you were treated. I had terrible cramps once, from my abdomen right down to my thighs, I could barely stand and was starting to have a panic attack, the doctors thought I was miscarrying, I wasn't but still have no idea what caused pain like that.
    Congratulations on the weight loss xxx

  11. Aw, what a cutie pie little guy :) That is super scary about the horrible pains you were having! I would definitely go to another dr. How rude of that one!

  12. I hope that you are feeling better and that it's nothing serious... that sounds terrible! Doctors like that should be banned from practicing, seriously...
    Congrats on the weight loss! those are some good news :)


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