So it is now 4-ish days after my surgery and things are going pretty well. I am eating more solid foods, which is great because one can get sick of ice cream, popsicles, jello, pudding, and cream of wheat. I am also walking a lot more with only a little tenderness. I am able to sleep on my side now which is fantastic because I really did not enjoy sleeping on my back.
The hardest part about this whole thing is finding things to do to fight off the boredom of the day. I seem to be running out of things to do. I mean, one can only watch Juno so many times a day on cable before they scream. :) Anyways, that's the quick update on my recovery.
P.S. My twin comes home Friday!!! YAY!!!
I got appendicitis. It's true. At 22 years old I had my appendix taken out. Here's the short version of the story.
Monday night after dinner I started getting pains in my right side. I thought I just pulled a muscle so I wasn't too concerned until the pain was so unbearable I started crying. Mom took me to the ER at a hospital which shall remain nameless. We waited for 2 hours after they took my vitals and NO ONE came to see me. Mom and I were agitated so we left the hospital.
On Tuesday morning I drove the 5 hours back to Indiana to finish packing up my apartment. The entire time I was driving I sat crooked so the pain would lessen. At 6pm I started to move stuff around in my apartment and realized the pain in my side was just increasing. I was almost doubled over in pain. I called mom and told her I was going to the ER again. Within 2 minutes of my arrival, I had my vitals taken and someone put me in a room. Within 10 minutes of my arrival I was being seen by a doctor.
Long story short, I had appendicitis which is why my side hurt so bad so I got transfered to another hospital and at 7:30am on Wednesday my appendix was officially removed. At about 10am on Thursday I was released from the hospital.
Currently, I am back in St. Louis and am no longer residing in Indiana. Best part of the whole experience? I got 4 pictures of my appendix!!
I think it is time for me to lay down some more. Hope all is well with all of you!!
Is anyone willing to help me pack up my apartment?? Let me know!
I got accepted at Missouri State as a non-classified graduate student. This means that I am allowed to take graduate level classes without being in a specific program. I'm super excited!! Thank God for answering not only my prayers, but my parents' as well. I don't think they were too thrilled with the idea of me living at home for a long while. :) God smiles on everyone!
...is my last week at Fairfield (my current job). I think I'm ok with it because I know I need to get a jump on packing, which I haven't been doing at all (don't tell mom), but I'm also sad because I'll be leaving all the good people I have met here. I can't believe it's been a little over a year that I've worked in this freezing cold office. I'm going to miss it. :(
Also this week at work, they started laying off the contract (temporary) employees in the Finance Department. That's on the complete opposite side of the buiding so I think I'll be ok until Friday. Please pray for those who have been laid off so that they might find other jobs.
More people are accepting the early retirement package. It must be a good one. About 8 or 9 have accepted so far.
I also learned this week that one of our biggest customers has cancelled two of our upcoming projects. This is a blow to the head for Fairfield in general because they would have made a whole lot of money off of these projects. For those of you who don't know, my current job is to put together paperwork for this major customer who is in the business of building oil rigs in the ocean. HUGE structures in middle of the ocean. Each time I fill out this paperwork and send it to this major customer our company (Fairfield) earns about a quarter of a million dollars. Multiple that by 54 units (which is what we did in the past 4 months) and Fairfield has a sizeable income. I don't know how they are going to stay out of the red in the upcoming months. I know for a fact there will be more layoffs.