Thursday, June 24, 2010

Complications....of course

Tuesday night we got to make a rather quick drive to the ER because I started cramping more and bleeding ALOT. Dave was crackin me up! He was pretty freaked out and was weaving in and out of traffic trying to get to the ER in a hurry.

Apparently they had a hard time getting me to stop bleeding during surgery on Friday because my uterus wasn't clamping down like it's supposed to do. Uh ok, first I've heard of that! That would explain why I haven't bounced back very quickly from this surgery like I did the previous ones.

I don't know what I expected the ER to do but after a half dozen blood tests and HOURS of just sitting around they sent me home with a medication that is supposed to help (methergine) and a shot of morphine and phenergen. Morphine is some badass shit. Yesterday I was so drugged up I could barely wake up when my alarm went off to take my next dose of medicine. I could tell by about 10 pm when the morphine was starting to wear off that it had really helped keep me from feeling the worst of the cramps. I had a couple that hit hard and I wasn't able to move, breath or anything but stand there doubled over and rocking back and forth.

I'm still groggy today but it getting better which is good. On the bad side I woke up this morning with pain in my calf. I had to call the doctors office to set up a followup appointment so I told them about it. It's swollen, warm and has a red line running about 5 inches on the side of my calf once I told the nurse about it she made an appointment for me to see a specialist to see if I have developed a blood clot so I'm just hanging out and waiting for my appointment at 1:30.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Geez! I'm sorry about all the complications. It's just insult added to injury after the loss you've already endured. I hope the clot (if that's what it is) resolves quickly and that you're feeling back to normal soon.