It's a little demoralizing to have surgery to take away pain and have the pain still be there. But indeed it is true in my case.


Shortly after the surgery, I was having some pain and figured it was gas because they told me I would feel gas pain. But it's not gas and evidently it was not all my gall bladder because it is gone and the pain is still here. The surgeon mentioned pancreatitis. That is a possibility but it mostly affects alcoholic men. I am neither.


Today I went to see my doctor. He ordered another blood test (done) and a CT scan and an Upper GI series. Whooppee. I have had CT's before but the thought of drinking barium is nauseating. I have to wait for an insurance code to make the appointment but hopefully it will be soon. And I have to just live with the pain until we figure out what's causing it. Pain killers make me sleepy/sick so I'll just have to deal.
So, some non stressful socks. I gave up for now on the yarn Kate gave me because it makes a camouflage pattern with stripes and I am not a cammo kind of woman. (I think my nephew who is 2 might like socks made out of cammo and stripes. ) I instead started a plain pair of socks using Online cotton. The colors are muted because it looks like the colors are plyed with some white. It's self striping/patterning and after 3 inches it hasn't repeated. I am watching with fascination as the fabric unfolds.
Yesterday as I was walking to the train, there were two young girls in yellow cotton dresses in front of me. Something in the way the skirts caught the wind and the sun through the trees grabbed at a memory in my head but thatfast it was gone. I have been chasing it ever since because I think it was a good memory, maybe of a yellow dress that I had as a girl. I just can't seem to catch it. It made me smile anyway and that's not a bad way to end a work day.
I have the rest of the day off since I was at the doctor's this morning. I was going to sit outside since we are experiencing some truly spring-like weather. My allergies are raging but that wouldn't stop me. However, the men with the trucks and tree-cutting machines might. They are very noisy. I guess I'll wait until they're done.
Happy Hump Day!

Comments

Amy Lane said…
(((hugs))) on the tests. I was hoping it would all be done and over and you could totally enjoy your spring! More crossed fingers that it goes away soon!
Bells said…
Oh they're pretty!

Sorry to hear you've still got pain. That's not quite fair is it? Glad to see, too, re your comment over my way, that I'm not the only one who likes a post-blood test sugar treat!
Bezzie said…
Maybe you were an alcoholic man in a past life? I'm just being cheeky--I hope they figure out what is causing your discomfort soon!
Sheepish Annie said…
Oh dear...I'd hoped this would all be so much better by now. I did the CT thing last year, but didn't have to drink anything. I had an IV. Still hated it and cancelled the follow up. It's all so stressful.

I'll think good thoughts for you and a quick resolution to the problem. Hardly seems fair to have had surgery and to still be dealing with it...
Olivia said…
I wanted to say "how galling"... then realised it sounds like I am just being funny, not my intention! Oh dear. Good luck with the tests. I just hope the reason is found and the pain goes away quickly.
Roxie said…
Oh, what a bummer! Damn, I guess the doctors aren't all-knowing after all. Crap!

The socks are soooo pretty! I love pastels, and those are fascinating. A good distraction.

Plan something exquisitely tasty for post-barrium therapy. Splurge on it, and focus on it and blessings on your scan. May it show something easy to fix.
Alwen said…
Well, I'll say it, it is galling! since now I am wondering why we say that.

But that is very pretty sock yarn. Online makes such nice combinations. Which one is that?
TinkingBell said…
Yuck! All the best for the tests - enjoy spring - allergies and machinery men notwithstanding!
Galad said…
How discouraging to still have the pain and have more tests ahead! I'll be thinking of you and hoping for the best.

The socks are really pretty and look like they are fun to do. They say distraction helps pain, so that is probably justification for more sock yarn :-)
Dianne said…
Oh, man. More tests. Yuck. Sorry to hear that the surgery wasn't the (whole) answer.
MadMad said…
Oh, man! How frustrating - I'm so sorry!

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