Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diagnoses - feeling better

Thank you for all of the well wishes and thoughtful comments yesterday. I feel much better this morning, thank God! Yesterday after school I was still in a lot of pain. I did go WI for WW, but left immediately. At the encouragement of everyone I know, I went to the ER. I'm glad I did. I had MULTIPLE problems going on, but thankfully my gallbladder was not one of them. The main problem was stomach inflammation. The CT-Scan told the doctor that my stomach was indeed swollen and irritated. Not really sure of the cause, though. I haven't really been eating out of the ordinary. They gave me something called a GI cocktail to soothe and coat my stomach, and the pain has gone from a (10) to a (4).

While they were doing an ultrasound on my gallbladder, they found that I have a large cyst on my left ovary - about the size of a tennis ball. I had a cyst on my right ovary a couple of years ago that gave me a cancer scare, so I'm definitely going to follow up with my OB-GYN ASAP. The doctor said that could also be causing some of the pain. And last but not least, I have the beginnings of a UTI. Great, right? So, I got home last night, popped some pills, and slept like a baby.

I had called in to work last night, but decided this morning that I felt well enough to go in. I feel much better - not 100% - but not sick enough to lay in bed all day. I do a lot of sitting at my school job, so I think I'll be fine. When I got up this morning, I could tell the swelling in my stomach had gone down considerable, and when I stepped on the scale I was already back at 299.8 (Yay!).

Yesterday when I weighed in at WW I was down -5.4 lbs since last WI on 3/10. My official WW weight is 303.4, which is exactly 2 lbs more than I weighed yesterday morning. That's usually how it goes, though. I weigh on Tuesday mornings as soon as I get up, after I've gone to the bathroom and before I get dressed because I think that is a more accurate weight. Then on Tuesday evenings at WW I am always 1.5 - 2 lbs more, so I don't really count my WI's for WW. So last night, I officially earned my 25 lb. prize, but the leader wouldn't give it to me because I still have not reached my 10% (33 lbs). So, to reach 10% I have 3.4 lbs to lose for WW, and then I'm supposed to get a key chain (for 10%) and a charm (for 25 lbs). I figure I can get it by next week or week after if I keep doing what I'm doing and sticking to plan.

Okay, so I'm off to work on homework...


  1. Glad to hear it is not Gallbladder. Ovarian cysts can be painful ! I have Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome which produces a lot of cysts and I lost my right ovary to two monster sized cysts( had surgery). I will be praying for you !

  2. I'm so glad to hear your feeling better. Sad to hear about the cyst, but at least you know you can get treatment for those and hopefully you've made an apt with your OB already :)

    Have a great day!

  3. whew, I'm so glad you ended up going to the ER - you probably would have felt even worse today had you not.

    Sorry about your cyst - I've never had one before, and will definetly keep you in my thoughts!

  4. Wow, it's a good thing you went to the ER! Hope you are on the road to recovery, and that the cyst can be easily taken care of.

    Great job on the weight loss for the month! I don't understand why you didn't get your 25 lb. prize - that has nothing to do with another leader would have given it to you.

  5. Thank goodness you at least feel better now.
    I had a huge ovarian cyst/cancer scare/surgery a year ago yesterday. It sucked. From what I've read though, they usually go away on their own... Fingers crossed.

  6. I found out I have gallstones after the ER about a week ago.....they gave me the cocktail you mentioned (yuck) and it helped a lot.

    Feel better soon :)

  7. Glad to hear that you are feeling better and that it isn't your gall bladder. Ovarian cysts, I have heard, can cause a lot of pain. Don't forget to my your OB/GYN appt for a follow up.

    Keep us posted!

  8. I'm glad you found out what it was so that at least you know what you need to do for it!


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