Thursday, May 11, 2006

Could be Fatal

So, in the end, I made it in to see a doctor. A few of them, I think, and a surgeon. There was more vomiting (they tried to give me something for the pain, my stomach wasn't having any of it) and waiting. For the most part I think a lot of that time was spent with me whimpering in pain and making little noises. I know I'm kind of a baby about pain, but this was different. I didn't think I was going to get through it. They admitted me into the hospital (and I was thinking this was a bad case of heartburn!) and when the doctor (surgeon? who knows) came to see me, he said 'so, you have pancreatitis' (the suspense is over!) 'pancreatitis is very serious, it could be fatal as it could cause organ failure...' how should I know what he said after that he said it COULD BE FATAL. I start to think all sort of things. I'm 23, and I could be on my deathbed. I didn't kiss Boy goodbye before I left. How did my life get to this point? Could be fatal, could be fatal, could be fatal.


  1. Michelle - I'm glad you got to the hospital! How miserable, I'm so sorry! I hope you are doing much much better. I want to hear the rest of the story too - did they get you into surgery fast?

    (((BIG HUGS)))!!!

  2. That must have been a horribly painful and frightening experience.
    So glad you're home again.

  3. Thanks for the wishes guys. I'm perfectly fine and recovering nicely from my operation :) Glad to be home!

  4. My God, poor you! Doctors can be so insensitive, I can't imagine how you must've felt.

    I have a friend who has pancreatitis and she said it was more painful than labour. Sounds like you'd agree.

  5. It was really painful, and actually now that I think about it my labour was fine compared to the first few days of the whole pancreatitis stuff.. never want to go through that again! But, actually - my labour was a piece of cake really - only 4 hours long. People hate me when I mention that.

  6. girl, I'm so glad that you're better and that you're home now as well.


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