Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bah humbug

Bah humbug I've been sick. I had a slight upset stomach all last week, and on Saturday night (after my free meal) it decided to attack. Literally. Some of you may remember that I had a few stomach issues last year, and all sorts of tests to try and figure out what it was. Well on Saturday I had the stomach cramps again, and reflux and vomiting and diarrhoea. The pain was so bad that OH wanted to take me to the hospital, but I didn't want to go - honestly I didn't think I could sit in the car that long without a toilet nearby!

So about 4am Sunday morning the pain finally subsided, and I got a little rest. I went to the doctors on Sunday and he gave me a referral to have an Endoscopy to see if we can find out what's going on in there. I got given some drugs to take to see if they help, but I still had to have yesterday off work because my abdomen is still tender and sore, and the acid keeps coming up. The drugs are slowly working I think, but I'm having to sleep propped up on 3 pillows to keep the acid in my stomach and not in my chest.

So I had a weekend of basically no food - whatever I ate on Saturday came back out, and I couldn't eat at all on Sunday. Today I woke up hungry so I figure thats a good sign, even though my stomach is still tender. I have to be careful because silly things like a cup of tea seem to set it off again. I rang to book the Endoscopy yesterday and the soonest I can get in is the 23rd of August! That is ridiculous!!!

Anyway I have finally come to the realisation that free meals are no good for me - every single time I have one of these "attacks" is after a free meal and a glass or two of wine. Looks like I know what I've got to do - bye bye free meal & alcohol - at least for a while!

So no exercise for me for a few days until I get this under control - these things were sent to try us!


Nat said...

Oh no thats terrible Hilary, I hope you feel better soon!

Bec said...

oh that is terrible Hilary, and not very good that you have to wait so long for the check up!!!! Hope you pick up soon and get back to training


bev said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Hilary.
There is nothing worse when all you want to do is get stuck into it.
How are the new eyes going?



LizN said...

Hope you feel much better soon Hilary :)


Selina said...

I hope you can get this sorted when you FINALLY get to the doc. Must be so frustrating, not knowing. HOpe you're better soon :)
Love your drawings too!! Very talented!!!

Magda said...


thats bad news and I feel for you as I waited 2-3 months for a colonoscopy in Brissie last year.

But how about turning it around? Seeing as you cant have free meals or alcohol, why dont you consider competing and use this restriction to your advantage?? :-)

Just a bit of food for thought...hey??

Cheers Magda

RaeC said...

Sorry to hear that the tummy upsets are back. I hope you are feeling better hon and are able to get back into your training!! xxx

Rachel said...

I hope you are feeling better Hilary xoxo

Kerry said...

Look after yourself.
It took that long for me to get into the gastroenterologist for my tummy problem.
It seems that either tummy upsets are really common or low of doctors priority lists. Very frustrating for those of us who live with pain.

Sue Heintze said...

Hils, you poor thing, it must be awfully frustrating. Have you been tested for food sensitivities? They can do one to test 93 different foods which gives you a pretty good variety. Done via blood test but via ARL - www.arlaus.com.au

Might be worth looking into if you haven't already. Yes that is absolutely crazy having to wait that long to see a specialist. I hope you don't have too many episodes in the meantime or you will fad away to a shadow!

jewel said...

hey hil my blog is jewel metamorphosis-i have ulcerative colitis and it sound like the stomach pain etc that u are feeling may be that-please ask a gastrointeroligist to look into that as you sound exactly like i did prior to diagnosis