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From a bang to a whimper...

So, I had an interesting end to my week. I hadn't been feeling...myself...since Tuesday, but on Thursday what had been simply uncomfortable turned into full-on pain. Pain in my belly such that I'd never felt before -- not even during labor or my C-section. We're talking knives stabbing from the inside out, crying that you can't stop and don't see coming, whimpers that you'd never thought you'd hear from your own mouth.

Turns out I had acute appendicitus. After some blood tests and a CT scan, they scheduled me for an emergency laproscopic appendectomy (say that five times fast) and the rest of Thursday night was basically a blur. I remember going from one kind of pain to another. I remember the doctor telling me I was really lucky -- they put the appendix in a bag before they pull it out of your body, and apparently it ruptured just as they got it in the bag. Nice.

Because it was laproscopic, I was able to come home Friday afternoon, but I'm limited on what I'm allowed to do. Including lifting and holding my daughter -- which she does NOT get...

Thankfully, it's supposed to heal faster than if they had opened me up all the way. Oddly enough, it actually hurts MORE than my C-section did... can't figure that one out.

But at least it's now Saturday and I can sit up long enough to type. I have some promises to keep... but before that, I must sleep.

Slainte.

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girlfan1979
Apr. 12th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow!

How rough for you.

I hope you feel better VERY soon.
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I appreciate you coming by. Hope all is well with you.
novembersguest
Apr. 12th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh!
Oh, hunny, I feel so bad. I just re-read that last e-mail and I realize now that you had said something about having stomach pain and I totally forgot to follow it up. I was thinking ulcer or something. It's not that I didn't care, though...I guess I'm just letting myself take a little too much center stage. *kicks self*

I'm so sorry I wasn't there for you. Thank God it all turned out okay, though, and I'm sending you wishes for a speedy recovery! You know where I am and how to reach me if you need anything.
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh my gosh!
Aw, kiddo, you were there for me -- in more ways than I even realized! I didn't know how bad I was feeling when I wrote you that email... I'd been sitting behind my desk most of the morning and after I sent you that, I stood up. BIG mistake. :) Or not, depending on how you look at the end result.

All will be well very soon, and you you have helped me feel so much better. I thank you for that.
Re: Oh my gosh! - novembersguest - Apr. 13th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC) - Expand
mlebayre
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Awwww......I'm so sorry! I was wondering where'd you gotten off to.

Hope you're better soon.

Laura
(Anonymous)
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hey its me. Crash.
Heard about your surgery from SN.tv over at the VS section and I wondered what happened to you. Hope you are doing and feeling better. Sending you lots of love and hugs. :D

~Serenity&Chaos a.k.a. Crash_n_Burn.
Re: Hey its me. Crash. - gaelicspirit - Apr. 12th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
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saberivojo
Apr. 12th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness they were able to do it laproscopically. Sometimes they have to go in so fast they just kind of slice and dice.

Feel better soon. At least nothing happened to your fingers and you can type!
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was glad about that, too. Hurts enough as it is -- don't want to think about the possibility of slicing and dicing.

Yep -- fingers are in good shape. Soon as I can sit up for longer periods of time, I'm gonna get back to writing. If I am not allowed to work, I gotta do...something!

Thank you for the well-wishes. It means a lot to me.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 12th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Get well soon
Hope that you have a speedy recovery, Gaelic - appendicitis is no fun. Sending prayers for a fast healing, and hope you'll be back on the computer and picking up your daughter very soon.

from Mizpah (Jules)
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Get well soon
Thank you, mizpah. Your prayers are much appreciated. I'm trying to rest up so that I can do both for longer periods of time.

Hope all is well with you.

Best.
apieceofcake
Apr. 12th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Here via novembersguest's journal. I just popped over to say that I'm a big fan of your stories which I keep track of on FFnet, glad you are okay, and to wish you a speedy recovery!

Jo.
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Jo. I really appreciate your comments and well wishes. NG is a joy, isn't she? I don't deserve her. Thanks again... working on the recovery part...
yasminke
Apr. 12th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
May you have a speedy and complete recovery!
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Working on it, I promise. :)
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nighoney
Apr. 12th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
*visitor from Sn.tv*

Hi there. Nicole mentioned you had an appendectomy done, just came over to offer well wishes.

Thank goodness they got the appendix out in time. Hope your recovery goes smoothly and the pain subsides soon. Sounds like you've had a rough couple of days. *hugs*
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thank you -- I just climbed back in bed from my forced lap around the house (at like -3 mph) and logged on. I had no idea Nicole had mentioned anything. I must go thank her.

Thank YOU for stopping by. I really appreciate the hug, believe me. Take care of you.

Gaelic
iamstealthyone
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yikes on your emergency appendectomy! My husband had one of those when we were dating. His wasn't as close a call as yours, but it was on the verge of rupturing when they operated.

Take it easy, and feel better soon. :)
gaelicspirit
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, stealth. Yeah, fun is definitely NOT the word I'd use. :) I'm glad it's over. Now all I have to do is figure out how to walk without whimpering. *smirk*

Thanks for stopping by -- I really appreciate it.

Hope all is well with you.
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leelust
Apr. 13th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
You're very lucky they got it in time. It's serious sh*t.
Get well soon. *hugs*
gaelicspirit
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
Yeah... I suppose the luck of the Irish bounces off of me from time to time. :) Thanks for the well wishes and the hugs. I appreciate it.
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gaelicspirit
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kate. :) I appreciate you taking time to stop by. She didn't really like the careful snuggling -- kept wanting to see mommy's "owies"... Ah, well. It won't be forever. Why do we have appendixes anyway? Sigh.

Been a long day of getting out of bed and wlking up stairs. I KNOW! :) I'm hoping to be able to walk without whimpering tomorrow...

Thanks again.
qultng1
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
appendicitis
Big time bummer! I'm so sorry you've had to go through this, but glad to hear that you're on the mend.

Get well really soon!

Nana
gaelicspirit
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Re: appendicitis
Thanks, Nana! You're so sweet to say something to me. Don't worry -- I'm working to get better each day... I've managed to get out of bed and am now working my way up to walking without whimpering.

The last chapter of your story will be up soon. :)

Thanks again!
kiraboshi
Apr. 13th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Poor thing! I've been meaning to write you a long, gushing email, but just haven't gotten to it. Know I love ya, dear, and hope you recover quickly and well!

*hugs* Kira
gaelicspirit
Apr. 13th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh, HI!! Don't point and laugh, but I just got tears in my eyes when I realized this was from you. :) Blame the narcotis. :) I had to check my email one more time before crashing for the night and I'm glad I did. Hope all is well with you, and thanks for the sweet note.

Gaelic
lsketch42
Apr. 13th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
O_O

Geez girl! So glad you're alright! I went through the same thing when I was little, (though luckily I was too young to remember much) but I couldn't imagine having to go through the pain of that now. Thank goodness they caught it in time.

Anyway, best wishes for you and hope you feel better!
gaelicspirit
Apr. 13th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Gah -- your poor mom. She must have been scared to death when you went through it. Made me appreciate the pain we put the boys through in fics (and vids). Not that I have any desire to CHANGE that... just... makes me think about it more. Dean's much sexier than I was writhing in pain, I can assure you.

Each day gets a little better. I'm ready to get back to good, but I'm trying not to push it too fast too soon. Frustrating, that.

Thanks for coming by -- I really appreciate it. More than you know. :)

Take care of you!
lovinjensen
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Made something for ya ;)
Hey there

Got reminded about LJ today and thought I would make you something. Now this is the only thing i have ever come close to successfully making in Adobe photoshop and even then its laughable lol. Hope your feeling better my friend :) I know I already send you an email but thought i would join the stream of people here too :) I thought you'd been quiet but then I just assumed you were busy so i was definately sad to hear you'd been through the ringer and I hope you like this or my attempt at least gives you a good laugh lol coz it really is quite shameful. Get better soon :)

http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z300/lovinjensen/?action=view¤t=FeelBetterSoon.jpg

Enjoy and Take it easy :)

Tara x0x
gaelicspirit
Apr. 13th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Made something for ya ;)
Awww! Tara, thanks so much! Seriously? I look about like that right now. Well -- I mean the pale face and shadowed eyes. Not the complete hotness layered under sexy pain. *smirk*

*HUGS you* Gently, though, because, ouch. Someone made me laugh before and I forgot how many stomach muscles you use for that action. *keeps pillow close*

I really appreciate you taking time to make that and come by. Each day gets a tiny bit better. I'm trying not to push it too hard, but the minute I feel a little stonger I want to be ALL THE WAY BETTER and that. ain't. happening.

Your package will be a bit delayed by this, I'm afraid, but you'll still get it. Never fear!

Thanks again, and take care of you!
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