Sunday, June 9, 2013

So where have I been?

So I know I have been totally MIA for well over a month at this point.  But that does not mean that SAH CD Mama has disappeared!!!  I will be back, hopefully in full swing by the end of June at the latest!!  Currently I am extremely behind on reviews and giveaways, along with just post :(  So where have I been?

If you have not seen any of the most recent post on Facebook you are probably out of the loop.  And even if you have seen the post you may not know exactly what has been going on.  So EXTREMELY long, painful and sickness story short is that I started getting extremely sick in February (yes I know it is now June).  I was so sick to the point that all I could eat in a day was 2 of the little cutie oranges and NOTHING else :(  The doctors sent me for a sonogram of my entire abdomen thinking that I had gallstones.

Well guess what....there were NONE.  But they did find a mass on my liver, which was extremely terrifying.  So I ended up having a MRI done in March to figure out what the mass was.  All the while still feeling horrible and not eating.  The MRI results came back with calling the mass on my liver a "scar" and there really was nothing to do for it and definitely was not the cause of my sickness.  I do need to go back around October to have another MRI done to see if it has changed.

So here I am starting to feel a little better around the middle of March.  But by the end of March I was feeling horrible again so I went back to the doctor.  She prescribed me Prilosec thinking that it could possibly be an ulcer in my stomach.  She told me that if I didn't feel better in about 5-6 days that I should have a HIDA scan of my gallbladder done.  Well I was feeling a little better but I personally still wanted to have the scan done.  During this time Baby K turned 2 and yes sadly I was sick for her birthday :(  Thankfully I have some absolutely wonderful friends around her that helped with her party when I became extremely ill towards the end.

So after about 2 more weeks I FINALLY had the HIDA scan done.  This was now the beginning of May.  So after about 3 1/2 months of being horribly sick and a 30 lb weight loss from not being able to eat I FINALLY found out what was wrong with me!!!  My gallbladder was only functioning at 21% and they call the VERY bottom of "normal" 35%.  But they would like to see it more around 70-80% to be normal.  So finally it was going to get taken care of.  Within 2 days of finding out that it was my gallbladder I had an appointment with a general surgeon (a Friday) and the next Tuesday I was already scheduled to have surgery.  It was an extremely quick turn around time and thankfully I got to spend Mother's Day weekend with my girls before having the surgery.

My Hubby was absolutely wonderful with helping to take care of the girls.  He even cloth diapered Baby K part of the time!!!  His favorite diapers that he used were Thirsties Cloth Diaper :)  He would use the covers (over disposables) for bed time and nap time but during the day he would use what I refer to as  "The Daddy Dummy Diaper"!!!  He absolutely LOVES the Thirsties Duo AIO Diaper.  I am honestly surprised that he decided to CD at all while I spent about a week in my bedroom.  But I'm glad he did and I know Baby K's tush is also :)

So why have I been gone so long?  Honestly I have been having a really hard recovery :(  The 14th will be a month since my surgery and I am hoping to be back to 100% soon!!  The surgeon said that I was going to have a longer recovery than most because my gallbladder had to have been a problem for a very long time.  It was covered in adhesion which indicates an on going problem.  So the normal feel better in a couple weeks has not really applied to me.  I am finally starting to eat again but the weight is staying off (only good side to the whole thing!) but I am still pretty sore and I get very tired very easily.  Plus some foods just don't cooperate yet.  But I am getting there and I can't wait to get back!!!         

11 comments:

  1. Wow sounds like a nightmare ordeal. So glad you are getting better and on the mend.

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  2. Oh my, Amy! I am terribly sorry you have been going through all of this :(! It never seems fair. It's awesome thnat Dad stepped up while you were ill and trying to recover! Way to go, for him pt cd'ing! Get better soon! Take it easy :-)

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  3. Oh no! Hopefully you feel better soon.

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  4. Oh my, Amy! Sorry to hear of all the terrible stuff you have been going through! Way to go Dad, for stepping up while you were ill/trying to recover! aND for pt cd'ing! :-) I hope you get better quickly! Take it easy!!

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  5. So glad it was FINALLY figured out. Hope your recovery gets easier.

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  6. Really glad to hear you are starting to feel better Amy! I hope the rest of your recovery goes quickly and I will keep you in my prayers. Kudos to the hubs for CDing!

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  7. Oh my goodness I'm glad you're OK! I can't believe it took them that long to figure out the problem, especially when they were already looking at your gallbladder and thinking it was stones. Prayers for a speedy recovery and being back to 100% soon!

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  8. Amy, that's a REALLY long time to be sick, and such a long wait on diagnosis. I cannot imagine your day-to-day suffering! Thank God for your wonderful and supportive husband, and for the quick surgery. My prayers will be with you! - Anne

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  9. Hope your feeling better soon!

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  10. Praying for a speedy recovery and that you feel better soon!

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  11. Hugs!!! fell better soon. :-)

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