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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just Call Me Lazarus

Tuesday night I became more sick than I have recent memory of. I was unable to sleep at all and I scurried through the house like a scared little mouse trying to escape. By nine AM I was able to lay down and sleep for about four hours. When I got up I felt as if I had been hit by a bus and run over by a truck, but the gripping stomach pain and the endless waves of nausea had ceased.

So, this morning I feel better. I wouldn't say great, but I am back in the game of life. I have no idea what happened, but it was miserable. Thankfully Mark and Deb were able to care for the horses while I lay in my bed.

There truly is nothing like feeling better after a bout of illness, for a brief moment you realize how wonderful good health is. Then we go back to taking it for granted.

7 comments:

  1. Oh I am so sorry! Being sick really is a humbling experience. I am so glad that you are feeling better. I hate those long nights waiting to feel better.

    Hope you keep improving!

    Ash

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  2. I was thinking about you last night while I was up on puppy watch! Maybe you have gallstones (that is if you have a gall bladder) been there done that.....

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  3. I have something. I am very painful in the area of the appendix. If it continues through the weekend I'll make an appointment with a DR. I have a very deep-seated distrust of the medical establishment, so it takes a lot to get me to see an MD, but I don't want to wait until I perhaps have a rupture. But, from my experience, I could get a pat on the head and a ruptured appendix, along with a large bill from the HMO.

    You have puppies coming? Soon, from the sound of it.

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  4. We are expecting pups any moment, her temp dropped last night. I have quite a waiting list, we'll have to see how many people actually wait though.

    It looks like Midwesthorsetalk changed to the other format - it's trying to load, but not quite getting there. I'll be sad to see it happen as it will limit my access to it.

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  5. I saw that! I clicked on this AM and there it was. Not being a member, my opinion doesn't count, but I liked the new posts category of the other format. You could look to see if something caught your eye.

    Good luck with the puppies, I hope all your buyers come through.

    Mark and Deb are doing turnout, I can't face it. I'll go out and help Deb clean, though. Easier to wield a manure fork than to handle a large beast in wind when you don't feel good.

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  6. Don't let an appendix go. My Mom did and she ended up in the hospital with an emergency surgery. Her symptoms were vomiting, and stomach pain. I had to literally FORCE her to go get it checked : ) She was all set to 'wait it out'. Oh well, I hope things take a turn for the better , if not, GO GET CHECKED OUT!!! : ) : )

    Ash

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  7. If I'm not better by Monday I'll force myself to see a DR. I don't want emergency surgery. No surgery for that matter. : )

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