Either way you pronounce it, mine's fucked up.
I'm sitting in a hospital bed, blogging on their wifi connection. I got admitted Saturday afternoon and I'm hoping to go home tomorrow - but that's not a certain thing.
At first I thought I might have a drug induced hepatits because of the Bactrim and ketoconazole I started on Friday. I woke up right at midnight Saturday with right upper quadrant pain but figured it would go away on it's own.
I was wrong. It didn't go away, and it got worse so I had Urbaner take me to the ER. It took me 10 hours to decide to go; I didn't want to use it as an urgent care clinic. By the time we got there, I couldn't walk upright and was scoring my pain on a 7 out of 10 scale. My BP was 168/102 and I was tachycardic at 126bpm (take note, all you drug seekers: REAL pain produces physical symptoms).
2 mgs of dilaudid, one bag of saline and a CT scan later, the doc told me I had an inflamed duodenum consistent with peptic ulcer disease and a mild case of hepatomegaly that he thought was secondary to the duodenal inflammation.
I got admitted, and here I am 48 hours later, still in the hospital. I might get to go home tomorrow, I might not. I don't know yet. I DO know that I think it's fucked up that this happened now...in the past 5 months I have taken better care of myself with diet and exerise than I have in many years, but now I get an ulcer? Of course, the culprit is more than likely the NSAID's I've been taking since my shoulder surgeries, which leaves me in a bit of a pickle: I don't want to take narcs, but can't take NSAID's because of the ulcer, and tylenol isn't strong enough for me. I can't manage every day with NO medications at all, but don't want to be on narcotics either. So, what do I take? I'll have to ask the surgeon.
I am also facing the prospect of life without coffee. That terrifies me...