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Thursday, October 22, 2009

I've Been Sick...

I'm glad everyone liked the pictures from the East Side Run. We really had a great day. I ran into some medical issues that night, though. I was carted away from Smokey's by ambulance that night with some serious belly pain, and other issues. Everyone was in agreement that my gallbladder must have burst. Well, after an ambulance ride, a blown IV, some anti-nausea medication and some morphine, I was rolled away to have an ultrasound. The hospital tells me my gallbladder is fine. I was wheeled back to my little room in the ER where Big D, Ice and Kickstand were waiting for me. D and Kickstand went outside to get some air. The nurse came in and told me I could get dressed, after she gave me more morphine. I got dressed (with some assistance from Ice) and waited. And waited. And waited some more. I'm not sure when the nurse came back to release me, because I got tired of waiting and left. Ice was trying to tell me to wait, that I couldn't just leave. I said, "I'm leaving, are you coming with me or not?" By this time it was after midnight. We were at a hospital waaaaaay out in BFE (Gilbert, AZ). Thankfully we were staying at Uno and Pepper's house which was very close to the hospital. It was determined that I shouldn't ride on the bike with all that morphine on board, so someone called Pepper to come pick me up. I should back up a minute here. The security guard at the hospital was upset with D and Kickstand because they were smoking near the bikes in the parking lot. Apparently you're not allowed to smoke on the hospital's property at all. So, about 10 minutes later, when Pepper came to pick me up; Homeland Security's Gangland Task Force pulled in right behind her. She made a u-turn to pick us up and I quickly lost track of that white van we see almost everywhere we go. Coincidence? Who knows. I just know that we run into the Gangland Task Force more than the average bear. So, I had an appt with the doc, who referred me to a gastro specialist. I am having some kind of test on my gallbladder tomorrow morning. Then, next week, the doc is going to shove a camera down my throat to check everything out. It should be a good time. I told him if he knocked me out, he could shove a Mack truck down my throat if he thought it would fix me. So, this is why I haven't really been present around here. I've been too nauseas to eat. I'm living on chicken broth and ginger ale. When I take my anti-nausea medication it makes me sleepy. The good news is, I am taking my basic rider's course this weekend. I feel well enough to do it, and don't want to reschedule it. So it's on. I'll update you all on my medical status and the rider's course next week. Ride safe!

13 comments:

Queen B said...

oh no! HATE hospitals and their complete lack of paying attention to their patients. UGH.

I hope they figure out what is wrong because it does not sound like you're having a very good time :(

Proud of you for not cancelling the course this weekend! That should definitely be a good time for ya :)

B.B. said...

I hope they hurry up and figure out what's wrong so they can get you better. It sucks when you don't feel well, and sucks more when you don't know why.
I'm glad you're feeling up to taking the course still, I can't wait to hear all about it!

mq01 said...

ann, im so sorry, you've been thru some serious shit. i hope that the pain and probs just stop-go away pain, ann's too flipping busy for you, go away!!! :) get better ann!!

broth and ale, ive been here. get yourself some "boost", its better than "ensure" and will help with some nutrients and strength (as a decent meal replacement at least), especially with MSF coming.

sending positive thoughts and strength your way!!!

Lady Ridesalot said...

I wonder... have they checked you for an ulcer? I had one once about 20 years ago and I was extremely nauseous with that. I couldn't eat anything without making me sick. Yuck!

I'll be thinking of you during your riding course. I wish you were a 100% for it, but I know your a tough cookie. You've waited long enough to do this, so I'm sure you'll do fine... with or without your IV pole attached! LOL!

Can't wait to hear how it goes, and good luck with all your tests. Be sure to study! ;)

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Hope it is nothing more serious than a case of "Will I Pass It." Gotta love a gal that gets out of the sick bed to take a Riders Course.

You go girl!!!!!

Webster World said...

Wow girl. Best listen to what the Dr. say's. Something simple I hope. To bad there really was not the pill Hughy Lewis sings about.

FLHX_Dave said...

Whoa Ann. I'm sorry that all this has come about. I hope that you get all this worked out. Try to keep the positive attitude going to convince yourself that you are going to come out of this ok...because you are.

Oh Shit! What if they tell you that you can't drink anymore!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!...heh, so much for the positive attitude huh.


You feel good enough to take the riders course? Take it easy, take it slow and before you know you'll be on the go. Where the f' did that come from?

All the best.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Sorry to hear you are ailing. I sure hope you feel better soon and get this shit figured out. Glad you are staying on track for the riders course. Take care!

"Joker" said...

Damn...sorry to hear this Ann. The way they jerk you around and keep you waiting in hospitals is just about criminal isn't it? I know it sucks when they have to go looking for it...I just hope it's not serious whatever it turns out to be.

Susan and I are pulling for you. If you still take that BRC then you are even tougher than I already knew you to be. Wow. Hey, you know your body. Do what you have to do. Good luck.

Keep me posted. Big HUGS.

Paula said...

yikes! you don't do anything half-assed, do you?

Hope they figure out what it is, that it is easy to fix, and that the course goes well!

Jenn Ann said...

Not knowing what's wrong is the absolute worst!!! Hope they figure it out and that you're as good as new very soon!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

SO happy you are doing the riders course!!!!!

Diane said...

Hope you are feeling better. How was your class today?