Monday, 31 May 2010

Rubbish Sunday

Not quite sure what to think at the moment. 
My head feels like it weighs a ton, and sleeping on the sofa beckons after waking up at 6 this morning to get the children ready for school. 
Mothering Sunday ended in my unexpected visit to emergency to the Hospital just after midnight. The roads are so still and dark at that time. It felt like a movie. Breathing through the pain, and honestly thinking I had gone into labour. Like child birth labour (?) For whatever reason I toppled over with pain across my stomach, that would not let up for a good hour. When I was no longer able to breathe through it, I decided to go to the hospital. Those who know me, realize I do NOT go to a doctor, unless I have limbs dangling off. 
After having been poked with a needle about 6 times, because they could not find a vein, and then the blood would not come out properly, all the pain stopped. As sudden as it started. My heart was checked, my blood work was done, and my blood pressure was okay. 

Quite frankly it scared the crap out of me. 
I have been feeling like such a car wreck lately. 
I was told to go back, if/when the pain returns. 
Nice thought. I shall sit and wait for that to happen (!)
Such a rubbish start to a week. [ grumble ]
Sleeping three hours just isn't enough.


  1. omg noooooo
    I am so awfully sorry, my friend
    I don't know what the heck causes you such a pain
    but I would love to see it go
    (and so do you, that's the least to say)
    I hope you can take it easy today. Don't overdo, OK ?
    I hope it won't repeat & will leave you alone.
    Keeping you in my thoughts, my friend.
    xoxoxoxoxo many many hugs

  2. So sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope it gets figured out and you are back to normal asap.

  3. So scary, Anna! I'm so sorry you had to go through such pain and stress and I hope it will never happen again! Let's hope from now on the week will only get better!


  4. What a horrible emotional and physical roller coaster to be on. Lovely that the pain has gone, aweful that you still have unanswered questions about where it came from in the first place. Take care of yourself. Kim :)

  5. Oh how awful - I'm so sorry.

    I had a similar thing happen to me when I was about 7 months pregnant - I was in terrible, terrible pain (I thought I was actually losing my baby). Eventually I went to hospital, but they couldn't find anything wrong with me. Then the pain just stopped. When I spoke to my midwife about it, she said that I'd probably had a kidney stone and the pain had just stopped because it must have passed through my system.

    I really hope the pain doesn't come back.

    (BIG HUG)

  6. Hi, Just found your blog and smiled at your 100-list. I don't think we have ONE thing in common… Perhaps being born in Sweden, but in different parts…

    About the pain. Did they check for gall stones or kidney stones?? I came into the hospital last year with an inflamed gall bladder (partly because of gall stones) and I would definitely give birth to siamese twins the natural way rather than have that again. Gall stones usually causes attacks 3-4 hours after you have eaten something. Eggs, green apples and greasy food usually starts an attack. And then after a couple of hours it goes away. It seems as if one of those things that women in their 40's (I am ONLY 37 thank you!) get problems from. Often the stones are created during pregnancy and then continues to grow. An ultrasound will show you if you've got any stones.

  7. I think slow down is the message, easier said than done and I try but never seem to manage it. A similar thing happened to me and I was tested for an ectopic pregnancy even though I knew I wasn't pregnant. i don't know what they did but it never came back and I still feel like a fraud. Pain isn't visible, it's hard to get people to understand. take it easy, go to bed early for a few days, leave the blog for a few days. If you are like me you will ignore all that advice but I had to try!! Very good thoughts winging their way to you!x

  8. Glad to know your home and feeling better.
    I was going to say Gall Stones too. Might be something to look into.

    cheers, parsnip

  9. doesn't sound to good.. beterschap!!

  10. i, also, had the same pain with kidney stones.....awful awful....

    be well......

  11. am so sorry Anna :(

    i have this illness which is caused example from stress and drinking coffee, the pains are very very horrid. i am glad that do not happen very often, that is one reason that i need not to stress heavily.

    Hopefully you will get to know what caused the pain, before it might happen again.

  12. :-o that sounds very scary and shocking. I hope you feel better after a few hours sleep. Take it easy if you can for a while. xxx

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  14. Oh my! That does sound awful!! :( It also sounds a lot like something my husband used to go through. For him, it was his gall bladder.

    Crossing fingers for you. ☺

  15. OMG sweet Anna, so sorry to hear about your sunday!! I am scared for you too as i read this post! I hope you feel much better and the pain didn't return! Please take good care! I am sending your sweet healing and prayers your way! Love to you!

  16. OH NO Anna! Serves me right for being gone so long to miss a post such as this! That is so scary and awful what happened to you. I hope your health improves and the pain never returns. Biggest hugs to you and your family from across the seas. Laurraine xoxoxox

  17. Anna, I had the same thing happen to me about six years ago, and it was my gall bladder. It was diseased. A surgeon removed it, and that took care of it. A doctor can look at your gall bladder via ultrasound to determine if that is the problem. You probably need to see a general practitioner or an internist. Hope this helps, and that you feel better soon!


  18. I am so sorry I hadn't seen this sooner dear Anna, I do hope you are feeling better, that is so frightening. You are in my thoughts and I hope you are feeling better.

    Much love to you my dear.



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