Went to my parents this weekend, which makes for a great weekend (of course, they just want to see Joey, which means I don't have to worry about him or keep track of him or anything.... relaxing weekend).Went to my parents this weekend, which makes for a great weekend (of course, they just want to see Joey, which means I don't have to worry about him or keep track of him or anything.... relaxing weekend).
It started off good. Wife and my mom and sister went to the pool with Joey. Dad & I fished. Now my folks live in a fancy-schmancy country club (4th hole is my dad's back yard), and it comes complete with lakes and such... but there is a little area off the course (its like 2 lots between some houses) near my dad's house that has a nice sized pond. It was going to hell and the club didn't want to do anything with it, so my dad took the liberty to stock it himself last year. Bass and Bluegill. He overstocked it. Its crystal clear right now, and you can see all the fish inside. We were, literally, dropping our hooks in the water and pulling out fish. If you weren't getting bites within 5 seconds of cast, they already took the bait from the hook. Sure, most of them were just 1lb'er bluegills, but it was a total blast. We even got a few breeders that were pretty hefty.
Then things got bad... (FYI - if you are squeemish, just stop reading the journal). Sunday night after dinner, I felt a VERY PAINFUL stabbing pain in my stomach (not my abdomen... right were your ribs meet... were your stomach is). Happened around 10pm (was in the middle of watching the movie 'Midway,' which is a great war flick, btw). It hurt bad. I tried some tums and zantac... did nothing. So I did what I do when I have gut pain. Go to bed and try to sleep it off. Except this wasn't gut pain. I couldn't find a position where the pain stopped. The pain didn't subside. I got about 1 hour of sleep broken into 60 1-minute intervals throughout the night. Eventually broke down at 6am, woke up my mother and asked directions to the hospital. My mother and wife tagged along and we went to the ER. Nice thing about 6am? The ER is empty... talked to the triage nurse right away, then to registration, then back to the room. Doctor eventually saw me, poked at my stomach (poking didn't make the pain any worse or less, and I was STILL in a great deal of pain). Eventually the nurse gave me a 'GI cocktail' (since I'm the only guy there and the nurses were talking loud, I heard what it is.... pepto, milk of magnesia, etc... just a buncha stuff all mixed into one cup). Tasted like ass, but I felt it coat as it went down. In about 10 seconds I started feeling better........
for about 30 seconds...
Then it got worse... worse than before. My wife describes it as I was WRITHING in pain. Literally shifting constantly to try to find a position that wasn't the sheer pain I was feeling. Now it started ratiating to my back. It was like someone was stabbing me with a knife, then it started burning... and stabing, and burning....
After about an hour or so of sheer pain, my body kinda gaveout... I stopped shifting... no sleep... no energy... still hurt, but I didnt have any juice to try to make it stop. I dozed off for about 1, maybe 2 minutes (as per my wife). Woke up feeling much better. Not 100%... my stomach was sore.... but I felt my gut working. Whatever was causing pain in my stomach musta passed into my intestines? I dunno, but it didn't bother my intestines. Doc eventually came back (it was well after 9am) with my blood and urine results. No infection, gall bladder was fine, liver was fine, pancreas was fine... the only thing that looked kinda wierd was something (Eosin for you medical types) that indicates allergy (though its usually higher for allergies) or worms (yet no other blood value indicated a worm infection). I guess the wierd part was the fact that I wasn't naseaous at all... didn't throw up or anything... just stabbing pain. Since I was feeling better he didn't want to put me on any medications or stuff, so he just gave me a copy of all the tests and told me to talk it over with my doctor. He also suggested I talk to my doctor about a procedure to stick a tube down my throat so they can see my esophagus and stomach and check for stuff. Sounds like fun. Oh, and when I got home I found out that I had some bleeding in my upper GI track or stomach (don't ask how... if you follow StB's journals, you'll have an idea.. but its upperGI bleeding, not lower).
So yesterday was all about me just being sore, and eventually driving home. My stomach was really 'achy' and 'sore' all day and night, but eventually recovered today. I'm feeling much better, but really checking what I eat.
Last night I played TERRIBLE games of Desert Combat, but got to see VisorGuy in action. All I can say is... THAT GUY RULES THE SKY! Holy crap.... he's the type of guy that if you are playing against him, you try to keep him away from heli's cause he WILL wreak havok to any vehicles anywhere near him. And he flys those heli's DAMN GOOD, too. Circling the enemy and all. Especially painful in small servers, too. Visor... I'll try to get back 'in my zone' tonight if you are up for a game (or did you say you are only up for games on monday and friday nights?).
So.. the Poll.... (this is for shits and giggles, folks... no need to get uptight or anything):
What do I have?
B.) Just IBS pain near stomach (it was a lot worse pain than any I've had from the IBS)
C.) Worms... ewwww...
D.) Food Allergy
E.) Somethin REAL bad (like stomach cancer)
F.) A really bad case of indigestion
G.) You're just Psychosamatic (it was all in my head)
H.) Really bad reflux/heartburn... just lower
I.) Soemthing to do with the muscles near there (diaphram)
J.) Something to do with another organ nearby (spleen?).
K.) Just a freak thing that won't happen again.