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Friday, December 21, 2007

Tummy Ulcer? :(

I was in St. James Hospital for 8 hours. :(

I didn't go to work today. At first, in the morning, I felt so bad in the tummy. Not the diarrhoea thingy, but more like sharp pain in the stomach. So, I called the office, and I told them I will be in after lunch. So, I did continue my sleep. As I don't feel that much comfort to stay awake and go to the office, as yet.

Then, at 11 I woke up, and shower and prepare myself to go to the office. I felt a bit better, so I guess it was the normal tummy pain, that I usually get once in a while when I have my period (even though it's not yet my period time).

After, I went downstairs and suddenly I feel that I need to get a taxi instead of walking to the office. As I don't feel so healthy at that moment. I hailed a taxi, and I got one. Due to Christmas season, the traffic was really bad, and I was still in the taxi while the wind breeze through the window. It was cold, alright... just like any other winter day.

But, out of sudden, I felt the sharp pain in the tummy. And eventually, it makes me sweat all over, like as if it was so hot outside. I was panicking! And the pain in the tummy was really bad, that the best I could do is holding my tummy so hard to soothen the situation. The sweat was getting worst! And I feel like fainting!! A bit dizzy now and then.

I then, asked the taxi driver to change the direction to go to the nearest clinic instead. He was looking at me and asked me what happened (after he looked at me and saw me sweating crazily!). Then, after we went to few clinic, I asked him to go to my regular ones. In the clinic, the doctor checked me,  and soon gave me a reference letter to the hospital. She said, suspected I have whether appendix, kidney infection, ovary infection or maybe tummy ulcers. Couldn't really tell the thing as yet. Need further checking.

So, I went to the hospital, and the waiting was dreadful. They took my urine, and I had to wait for 8 hours, before a doctor is actually examine me. Dreadful! And, I was in so much pain!! Have to say that the medical services in Dublin is horrible. What if I am about to die? I will definitely die in the hospital before any doctor attend me... Sigh.

And after the long hours of waiting, a doctor attended me. She's a very nice doctor! Miss Allison. After few checkings done thoroughly, we found out that I have a TUMMY ULCER!! :(

And she gave me a prescription of some medicines for a week, a 4 days off (even tho' tomorrow is my last day working...) and a letter to my GP. And she said, if after a week it is still not okay, I will have to come back to the hospital (hopefully, minus the dreadful waiting!!), and a camera will be inserted in my tummy, and soon an operation needs to be done! I hope I will be okay by then. Wish me loads of luck!

Oh, and by the way... she said the cause of my tummy ulcer, mainly is because not eating meals on time (unregularly...) and stress!! Not eating regularly? Yeah, probably because of the extra hours of working... and the stress too! And she said that I have to drink milk more, like basically 5 mugs a day... ;)

That's it for now. To most of the readers, thanks for stopping by, and I am really sorry for the absent from fueling and leaving comments. Was too busy at work, and now I am too sick. More bad things for me. :(

Good nite! *twirl but a bit pain in the tummy*

11 twirls with baby:

Daddy Papersurfer on December 21, 2007 at 5:03 PM said...

You look after yourself. Keep *twirling* to a minimum, relax and eat sensible things. Hope you get better soon.

shle3pyb4by on December 21, 2007 at 10:02 PM said...

Thank you daddy... it was awful tho'... so much pain, and i missed my christmas party (my office! :( )
thanks... hopefully i dont have to go thru the camera thingy in my tummy... *minimum twirl*

70steen on December 21, 2007 at 11:16 PM said...

get better soon & as much as it pains me to say it I agree with DP on the sensible eating front oh and on the not too energetic twirls, that way you will fit and well for your trip to Spain
Take care

shle3pyb4by on December 22, 2007 at 5:51 AM said...

hi 70steen, thanks! ;)
yup!! will do... but still, am so excited to go to spain! ;)

you have a good christmas too!! *kisses*

nursemyra said...

oh you poor thing!

be obedient and do the milk drinking thing so you can have fun in spain


shle3pyb4by on December 22, 2007 at 7:21 PM said...

thank you nursemyra! i will, indeed! :) *minimum twirl*

misterwoppit on December 22, 2007 at 8:00 PM said...

Look after yourself, little Schleppy! And stay off the gin.

anies said...

oh kakg..i'v done the camera thing in my tummy (it's called endoscopy).it doesnt hurt, u'll be in sleep cause of the anasthetic bius :) dont worry if u hv to do d endoscope thing,its juz to check whether u really hv d ulcers or not.. till then,take care of urself k.. mmwahx! :)

shle3pyb4by on December 23, 2007 at 1:32 PM said...

misterwoppit!! hahaha... i will indeed! thank you for your concern! appreciate that loads! ;)

anies, really?? huh, but still i dont want to go to that particular part though... scary enough, i believe so. :)

Chaseman on March 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM said...

just curious, b/c i've been having similar stomach pains (mine are right beneath my lower left rib) and when I get the flare ups, i get VERY unsteady and start to sweat a little.
Did you have similar location? How did the doctor diagnose you without doing an endoscopy? Have you been symptom free since? Any advice for others who may be experiencing the same symptoms?

shle3pyb4by on March 24, 2009 at 2:28 AM said...

hey there.. just saw your comment last night... well, usually if you have a tummy ulcer, you will feel heart burn once in a while... and it really painful! like a stab in your chest!! i just knew that it is called heart burn recently.. didnt know that before. yeah, sweating after would be the sign as well. doctor who diagnosed me, she was pushing my tummy at the bottom right or maybe it was in the middle. i am not so sure about it. but really... better have yourself checked up! she just did the normal check ups, not really go through the endoscopy procedures... if you know how the medical services in ireland, thats how they deal with it. lightly!! dont get me wrong. i love ireland. love staying here, and living here, but the medical... since i was in the hospital, not the private ones... so, thats why. :) let me know how it goes.... take good care of your health! :)


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