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The Mother of all Stomach Aches!

Monday, July 23, 2007
Yesterday, Rod and I worked on some "de-cluttering" in our bedroom and bedroom closet. All of a sudden I had a horrible pain in my stomach! I couldn't believe how fast it came on! I laid down, put my feet up and it just got worse. Then I broke out in a cold sweat. Rod kept asking me if I needed to go to the ER. But, I didn't know what they would do for me. Since the pain was in my stomach area, Rod had me take a bunch of Gaviscon and it did start to ease off. But, I was wiped out. I felt like I had run a marathon. I spent the rest of the evening eating Gaviscon and keeping my feet up. The pain did get better, but my stomach stayed very tender. Right before the pain hit, I had eaten some Cheetos and some peanuts. We're guessing that there was something bad in one or the other, so we threw them away. Rod said that whatever it was that I ate most likely caused some inflammation in my stomach, which is why the tenderness persisted. Whenever I woke up during the night, I just ate some more Gaviscon.
Whatever it was, the treatment was perfect because I feel like a million bucks again today! I'm so glad that I didn't go to the ER. When you have a disease like PH, you tend to avoid trips to the ER and any other unnecessary trips to doctors. It's really, really nice to have such a great doctor available who is always willing to make house calls! (Thank you, my dear sweet husband!)

2 comments to The Mother of all Stomach Aches!:

Colleen said...

I'm so glad it wasn't anything worse!! I always hesitate about going to ER if something happens that I don't expect. I feel the same way, what can they do for me?? At least the Gaviscon helped you!! And thank goodness for awesome hubby. :)

Jacqniel said...

I was just thinking how blessed you were to have a doc for a hubby when you wrote the same thing. Glad that whatever it was passed and hope that it doesn't reoccur!