Nightmare New Year  

rm_dizzyandfun 48F
1211 posts
1/7/2006 5:59 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Nightmare New Year

The best laid plans eh? I had mine all worked out.My friend A and I were going to a German house party - barbecue provided by the hosts, cocktails (lethal of course) made by me and A. From there we were all (about 20 of us) going to a local bar for a free buffet and lots of cava till about 4 am, then wherever the alcohol fumes and wind took us. Yeah right.
The day of the 31st I was woken up by a call from a friend to say they had my dog, which was cool (he d run off the night before) and I decided to get up. And found I couldnt. I was gripped by the most incredible abdominal pain. Doubled over and in a cold sweat. About half an hour later I managed to get out of bed and get into the lounge,hoping the pain was from an excess of vodka tonic and no food, and that it would pass. It didnt. It just kept steadily kicking up a gear, and eventually I had to call my brother. Something in my voice must have panicked him because by time he got to my place he had contacted my own doctor and had her waiting for a call from me to describe the symptoms. She made a diagnosis and he went to get the prescription. Not as easy as it sounds as everything and everybody was shut down - had been since the day before.
I didnt want to spoil anyone elses party, so I cancelled mine and just battled on, taking the pills and climbing the walls, the pain nothing like I d ever felt before. I know I was in and out of consciousness, losing 2,3 and more hours at a time, eventually crawling into bed around 6am on the 1st.
By around 11 am, that was it. I knew I was in very, very serious trouble. I must have called my bro ( dont remember) and the next thing I know I m being lifted out of bed and into the car..the doctor there too..and being taken at full speed into the A&E in Marbella. Apparently my temp was 40degs and white cell count at 40,000 instead of the usual 5-10,000. Not that that means anything to me..no clue lol. After a battery of tests they put me into bed.Still in my own clothes! and from there things deteriorated ( if thats possible). My doc is a gynocologist, so I was down as "womans problem". Big,no, massive, holiday weekend and no gyns in the hospital for the next 2 days. AND NO other doctor came to see me. Not fucking one. Only nurses changing the drips. At one stage I had 4 blankets,coverlet,and heating on and was still freezing, and still no one.The place was deserted. I was under the Nil by Mouth regime..just drips,drips and more drips. I couldnt bear the lights on and spent the first 2 days under the blankets (still in my OWN clothes ffs) and in complete darkness.
Eventually I came around a little and asked for some pyjamas, and, wonders of wonders, the gyny turned up. Another battery of tests and he gave me the all clear, and decided not to operate. Still no sign of any other doctor. Absolutely incredible.
Even tho I was still in a lot of pain, I demanded to be released. I was angy and pissed off and just didnt know what was going on - no information was coming from anywhere. First they said yes I could go, then they said no, they were keeping me in under observation and I could go the next day. The next day, they were dragging their feet again, eventually telling me I couldn t go until I d seen a doctor !!! I mean, for fucks sake, FOUR days later???? Bollocks.
A very flustered doctor arrived at about 2pm ( looked like he d come in specially) and proceeded to apologise..and apologise..and apologise. Seems that what had happened is that, because my doctor admitted me, and she was a gyny..being down as " a womans problem" no one thought they had to look at me too! Even tho their OWN gyny had said it wasnt a "womans problem" they still had done NOTHING. He didnt want to release me..wanted to do a whole series of tests...but I just told him to sign the paper and let me out. He was very very scared because of course they still didnt ( and dont) know what the problem is.
Just to add insult to injury the bill was 3k..and this hospital NOT being on my insurance list means I have to pay it myself.
Anyway,since the evening of the 4th, I ve been home. Still in a lot of pain,still not allowed to eat solids (today I can begin to eat light things) and still without a clue as to what is wrong with me.
I am just hoping a quiet weekend at home will perhaps at least give me a chance to recuperate,perhaps find a way of lessening the pain ( as long as it doesnt get worse I can cope) and see what my own doc says on Monday.

An unforgettable New Year for sure!!!

Hope everyone else had a better one!!!

Diz x


brightblonde3 58F

1/7/2006 9:58 am

Oh Dizzy honey....take good care of yourself....once you've recovered, you owe it to yourself to stage your own special "Dizzy New Year 2006 Party" to celebrate. I think your friends in the EHT should throw you a virtual one to get things started!

Feel better soon, and smooches,

BB3


rm_dizzyandfun 48F
752 posts
1/7/2006 1:11 pm

Aww BB what a lovely thought !! Thanks honey xx


TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
1/8/2006 3:57 am

At least your year should get better from this point on!

Take care of yourself ... take it easy ... give yourself time to recover (for once) x


rm_dizzyandfun 48F
752 posts
1/8/2006 4:39 am

Well Q, seems like I dont have any say in the matter anyway!!

besos

Diz xx


AlbertPrince 57M

1/8/2006 10:46 am

F*cking women!!! Stop your moaning. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago, but do you hear me whining on?


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1/10/2006 3:40 am

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brightblonde3 58F

1/17/2006 4:55 pm

Just peeking in to see how you're doing Dizzy...?

smooches,

BB3


rm_dizzyandfun 48F
752 posts
1/21/2006 1:28 am

Hi BB...getting there honey. A little further forward every day..

Thanks for you message !!!

Diz xx xx


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