Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Medical Woes....

More wonderful medical news to report on the blogfront. I went in to see the ENT and doctor last week about my ears, only to be told "your ears are perfect, the best ears I have ever seen!" He also checked my sinuses and told me I was fine. I left the office angry and shaking my head. I know I am not crazy, well, okay maybe a little crazy, everyone is a little crazy right?

Two days later the pain was back worse than ever. My face is swollen up, I look like I have chipmunk cheeks. I have not slept more than 3 hours per night for the past two weeks. I am taking 4 to 6 vicodin a day with no relief. I went to see my primary doctor yesterday for my history and physical for my hernia surgery. She took one look at me and said "You look awful!", well, I feel awful too. I have a raging, and I mean raging IMPACTED sinus infection. They did a CT scan and said it is acute. This has been ongoing since February 5th. I am now on round FOUR of antibiotics and prednisone. My primary doctor said NO hernia surgery. She referred me back to the ENT doc who said I had the great looking ears and sinuses and I have to have sinus surgery in three weeks.

The recovery for sinus surgery is two months. No hernia surgery until after I recover from the sinus surgery, which means sometime in July or August. Unless of course it becomes strangulated, then I have to go in for emergency surgery. This scares the heck out of me. I have to stop lifting and carrying Lily now for sure. I was still doing that hernia and all. I don't want to risk having to have the hernia emergency while recovering from the sinuses. "If it's not one thing it's another!"

In the meantime, I am frustrated, scared, depressed and very ill.....I have been crying day for the past 2 weeks from the pain and have started questioning whether I made a good decision having the gastric bypass done. I was never this sick before...Then I have to pull myself back and remember how much healthier my heart is by having 158 pounds gone from my body, how much more energy I have now, and how much better I will feel once I get all this stuff taken care of.

Thank you for reading my latest medical crisis, vent and whine over and out...

Sunshine, peace and love... Jen


Christine @ Live Laugh Love said...

Oh Jenn - I had no idea. What can I possibly do?

Please write me anytime you need to vent my friend, that's what friends do.

In the meantime, is there anything you need? I wish I lived closer, more than anything I wish that the most!

I love you my friend, please please please, take good care of you and know you are so precious and adored!


Jennifer said...

Christine, you are such a sweetheart. I am blessed to have you as my friend. You have done so much already just for being here for me and for the wonderful coupons you sent for me and my family, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness! I will get through this, I am scared to have the sinus surgery but keep thinking about how much better I should feel after I recover. luv ya, Jen