Had another trip to the ER

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Had another trip to the ER

We were away for the night for our anniversary and stayed at a B & B jacuzzi room. It was awesome. But then I started developing abdominal pain. I ended up going to the ER, and they did a CAT scan of my chest and abdomen. They found out that my stomach was mostly residing in my thoracic cavity! I had already had a hiatal hernia, but apparently when I had pneumonia I damaged my diaphragm and my stomach has moved up into my chest. I'm going to require thoracic surgery and very soon. I tell you what, I think I need some normal life pretty soon. Some of you who don't know me might be wondering if I'm for real. I'm wondering the same thing myself some days. But I've been an active member of PO for almost 6 years. I'm not making this stuff up. Anyway, any thoughts and prayers you can offer would be appreciated, I've never had major surgery, so this is pretty scary.

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Oh my goodness! You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. And I am also hoping some 'normalcy' comes your way so you can relax and enjoy!

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wow Deb! When it rains it pours! I'm sorry you did not get to enjoy your night away! You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers! KUP

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Actually, we did enjoy our night away, or at least most of it. It was a very nice B & B in a quaint little town. We enjoyed a delicious dinner (lobster bisque, stuffed mushrooms, greek salad, filet mignon with grilled peppers and onions with Gorgonzola cheese sauce). We also spent some time checking out an artists' coop with some beautiful stained glass, pottery, sculptures, etc. The hot tub was wonderful, and so was the breakfast. It wasn't till after breakfast that I really started getting uncomfortable and had to call the doctor.

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I'm saying many prayers for life to just settle down for you. And having your stomach in your chest does NOT sound like much fun. I'm praying for an easy recovery from surgery! Lots of hugs, Deb!

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Oh Deb! I can imagine you are getting sick of hospitals!! ((HUGS)) I hope you get back to normal soon. I know it doesn't make you feel better, but you seem to be handling this all with grace and "rolliing with the punches" so to speak, and that is just amazing with all the kids so I really tip my hat off to you for holding it all together!!!!

I am hoping for normal times soon for you! Get well soon!

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Oh, my goodness!!!! Will definitely be praying for you and thinking fo you! Please KUP!

P.S. - I know you are not a faker...I can tell those form a mile away!! Smile

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Sending lots of prayers and hugs to you. Hope all goes well.

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Oh my goodness~! I can't imagine the discomfort from that. You are in my thoughts!

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*Lurker*

Praying for you, Deb!

P.S. And, I too can attest that she's a real live (wonderful) person. DD and I had lunch with her and Thomas when they were just babes!

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Wow, that sounds horrible! Hope you have some normalcy soon too! And a speedy recovery after you have surgery!

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"ButtonsMama" wrote:

*Lurker*

Praying for you, Deb!

P.S. And, I too can attest that she's a real live (wonderful) person. DD and I had lunch with her and Thomas when they were just babes!

Thanks Krista. I hope everything's going well with you. I haven't seen any FB updates. I think maybe we're both so busy that we're never on FB on the same days.

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Thanks everyone. I'm feeling better the last couple of days. I'll update you all once I meet with the surgeon tomorrow.

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Deb! I am so sorry to hear this, I can't imagine how frustrated you must be & I hope that your appointment goes well tomorrow. Please keep us updated.

Happy belated Anniversary! So sorry it was cut short though :bighug:

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I'm so sorry you're going through all of this... and on your anniversary to boot! Sending T&P your way!

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But are you pregnant with quads?

Just trying to make you laugh...**hugs**

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"TyrantOfTheWeek" wrote:

But are you pregnant with quads?

Just trying to make you laugh...**hugs**

Sorry, but not funny. I thought you knew we had a m/c.

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"2sonsplus1" wrote:

Sorry, but not funny. I thought you knew we had a m/c.

I knew that...and totally wasn't thinking. So sorry.