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Quick Update

Hello friends in LiveJournal Land,

I haven't been around to read or post anything in a few days, so I hope I haven't missed anything exciting. A trip to the ER late last Thursday night has had me in the hospital since then. I was admitted with a diagnosis of pancreatitis and have not felt up to very much at all. drmellow is being nice enough to take this dictation.

My parents came to visit from Charleston on Sunday and Monday. It was nice to have some visitors. I really haven't been up to entertaining much company. I've pretty much been confined to bed; my mom helped wash my hair and that felt wonderful. Today drmellow washed it again and did a fairly decent job. [She really said that, that's not me embellishing.] I have had a couple other visitors over the past few days -- two friends from church (one of whom works in the emergency department), and my aunt, who came by to spend a few hours this afternoon and bring me some reading material. That was good timing -- I finally felt like doing something today other than stare at the ceiling.

I have been NPO since arrival (no food, water, ice), so today marked another turning point: I got the OK for clear liquids! I have never been so happy to see a Sprite Zero. I was a little wary about the carbonation, but I had about half a can and it tasted great. For supper, I sat up in bed and enjoyed a bowl of hot chicken broth and four squares of lime Jell-O. Mmm, Jell-O. I gave Greg my cherry Italian Ice and saved my tea and apple juice for later. I just drank the tea as a bedtime snack and now I'm not so sure that was a good idea. My stomach isn't entirely sure what to do with it.

Tomorrow I'm looking forward to some more visitors; a few friends have already made "reservations". Hopefully I'll get a chance to post another update. Maybe I'll even feel like typing it myself.

~yarbiedoll

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canticles
May. 8th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Yikes! Get well soon. I hope you have plenty of people around to lift your spirits!!!!
maeglin73
May. 8th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Yikes indeed. Glad you seem to be doing better now.
kimber
May. 8th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
Feel better!
neebs
May. 8th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
You're in the HOSPITAL?!?!?!

Feel better soon. Make sure the Good Doctor is being a good doctor to you! =P

*hugs*
olga_ukraine
May. 9th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
I am glad you are feeling better. :) we said a pryer at the dinner the other day for you... Enjoy the great taste of food. :) Warm hugs, girly.
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