Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Man Plans, God Laughs!

This seems to be the story of my life this week!  I apologize for being gone!  I haven't read anyone's blogs since Friday.  I had planned my entire week out, as far as reading/writing blogs and that didn't happen either.  I'll tell you why....

Saturday, I spent the day in Amarillo with my mom.  Barb Wire Man got his truck back (thanks to our good friend who worked on it!), and mom and I needed to shop for yarn.  Yes, needed!!  Saturday night, we just lounged around the house, hanging out with the family.

On Sunday morning, I woke up with a stomach ache.  Nothing too bad, so I started getting ready for church.  I've missed for about 3 weeks now, and was really wanting to go.  But, the longer I was awake, the worse my stomach hurt.  It didn't matter what I did, or which way I laid, it hurt.  I couldn't take a deep breath.  Barb Wire Man told me to go take a nap, and he took over the kiddos for me.  I felt a little better after I rested, but it was short lived.  By 4:00 pm, I was laying on the couch, in tears, calling my mom!  (See?  You are never too old to still need your Mama!)  Because Flower had school the next day, and we didn't really have anyone to keep Little Man, Barb Wire Man stayed home with the kids while my mom took me to the emergency room.  Once they saw how much pain I was in, the got me into a room really fast.  As far as ER visits go, this was not that bad of an experience!  My doctor was great, and the nurse was really kind...especially when she would give me the morphine!  Holy moly was that stuff awesome!  They ran test after test, and couldn't find a dern thing wrong with me.  The doctor was baffled.  Eventually though, the pain subsided, and they let me go home.

You know how awesome that morphine was?  Well, it is terrible when it is wearing off.  Dear Lord, I thought I was going to die.  I could never be addicted to drugs!

I spent the night at my parent's house, and finally made it home on Monday.  I slept pretty much the whole day, because I was still being affected by the pain meds.  I kept the daycare kids on Tuesday, but honestly, I was only half alive.  I only made it through knowing that I could lay down and take a nap when they did.

Today, though, I feel like myself.  I still have a little pain in my stomach, though, and I can't take the meds for it while the kids are here.  It makes me loopy...seriously loopy.  Barb Wire Man always gets a good laugh out of me when I take it, because, in his words, I'm a space cadet.  I laugh at everything, stare into the distance, then have no memory of it the next day!  I'm pretty sure my mom's wouldn't like it if I went through the day flying higher than a kite with their kids, so I can deal with the pain for a little while!

Tomorrow, I am going to see a GI doctor, to see if he can figure out what in the world is going on with me.  The ER doctor rules out anything having to do with my gallbladder, bladder, ulcers, kidneys, or least that he could see.  I'm not really sure what the specialist is going to want to do, but I'm praying that it doesn't put me out of commission for too long.

Barb Wire Man did do a couple loads of laundry, loaded the dishwasher, got Flower off to school, and took Little Man to work with him on Monday (someone give that man a beer, I'm so proud of him!), but my house still looks like a tornado went through it.  I'm still trying to catch up on all the things I am behind on, and it might take me awhile.  Especially since I'm still resting a lot to try to ease some of the pain.  So bear with me! It might be hit-or-miss around this blog for a week or so, until my body gets back in the swing of things!

But, now, I'm off to nap.  I've got things to do, but Barb Wire Man wants me to rest and "take care of myself".  He sure is a good man.  I snagged a keeper with this one!  Everyone have a great day, and I'll be back on as soon as I can!


  1. awwww my emily :( i'm praying for you! take time and rest! your health is more important than anything else girl.

    xoxo-love ya

  2. Oh dear!! Hope the GI can figure out what's happening!
    Take care of yourself!!

    You do have a good man there - maybe 6 beer would be in order :) My man would think so - lol.

  3. Hope they figure it out!

    You need to enter my new giveaway. It's for play food!


  4. Praying for you! You do have a keeper too :)

  5. I know I am late in reading & responding to this, but I hope that you are feeling better! And yes, someone needs to give him a beer! Way to go hubby!


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