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08 January 2012 @ 09:26 pm
Not Quite So Far.  
Ugh. Well, Friday night I went to the ER with chest pains. Everything checked out fine. It was possibly a muscle but it didn't feel like that to me. I keep having soreness on my left side, ever since I got sick, but they've run a ton of heart tests, x-rays, lab work, mammogram. Everything has been fine. This pain was a little different than that though, and it's not something to mess around with so I went in. I was pretty exhausted all weekend after that, but I'm guessing that is due to stress.

I go see my specialist on Wednesday and she's the only person who hasn't weighed in yet, so maybe she'll have a suggestion. Once again, I'd been feeling really good until this new thing happened. I was strongly wondering if I had Mono, but where the hell would I have gotten Mono? I'm not attending secret orgies, despite what people think.

Two weird things happened at the ER. The woman in line in front of us turned to me and said, "Are you *insert first name here*?" I said, "Yes, I am and I am also creeped out right now." She didn't seem to understand why some stranger knowing me by name would be creepy to me. In general, people say things like, "Are you *insert mother's name here*'s daughter?" or "Are you a *insert last name here*"?, in which case I know they are either from my parents hometown or the town I grew up in. But this person knew me by name and she was too old to have gone to school with me and I didn't recognize her at all. And we were in the ER of all places.

Turns out, she goes to church with The BFF's parents and I met her at a Christmas concert a few years ago. I met her once and she knew me by sight alone. I know I am very recognizable but damn, woman.

I also ran into the father of an old friend, which I kind of expected since I knew he was a nurse there. Ages 18 to 20, me and this guy were pretty inseparable. He had this great family, I practically lived at their house. They knew that I was living off Spaghetti-Os, so his mom was always saying, "Stay for dinner. I made way too much for us to eat." Eventually, my friend got into the really heavy hard drugs and did some time for possession and we drifted apart. Last I had heard about him, he was homeless. But his dad was telling me I should hook up with him on Facebook and that he has a kid now and everything. Now I know any Jo-Smo can make a Facebook and a kid, but still, that is definitely a step up from where he was and I am so happy to hear it. I gave his dad my email and said my friend could get in touch with me that way if he wants.

His dad had to give me the EKG, which means attaching stickies to my chest and he was all, "Is it okay or should I get someone else?" I refrained from saying, "You know you were the hot-dad, right? All the girls had a crush on you." It seemed like an inappropriate time for that.

That is all. Perhaps tomorrow I'll post fic.
 
 
 
Kate: tea and a bookceitfianna on January 9th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
*hugs* I hope you feel better and I was hoping to post fic tonight but I've been tired but please ask me about fic over here. Maybe it'll help to talk about writing if not all of the good thoughts your way.
dodger_sister: hugdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
/hugs back/ Thank you. It really, really did help to just chat with you the other night. I rarely get to talk about the writing process and it was a very interesting conversation.
Kate: Charles+Raven-here to hold youceitfianna on January 11th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
I will happily talk about writing with you whenever you'd like or anything as it helped me too.
dodger_sister: hugdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
:)

BTW, I got your email. I have the doctors tomorrow, so it'll be a few days, but I really look forward to reading your fic-in-progress.
Kate: happy face Tumnusceitfianna on January 11th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
I hope you get some good news and I think it might end up added to this week as well.

I've been doing a lot of RP of Charles and that always makes it easier to write him.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 9th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Oh, man, I really hope you get some rest and some good news on Wednesday! *hugs*

I refrained from saying, "You know you were the hot-dad, right? All the girls had a crush on you." It seemed like an inappropriate time for that.

You have showed great restraint, Grasshopper. I commend you!
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
I have a new theory about the health issues...we'll see how it pans out at the doctor.

You have showed great restraint, Grasshopper. I commend you!

I know, it was really hard to keep my mouth shut!!

/hugs back/
flawed_x_design: Samflawed_x_design on January 9th, 2012 08:47 am (UTC)
That must be so scary and frustrating! I hope you're feeling better and that the specialist on Wednesday ends up being super helpful and you get some good news. You really deserve it *hugs*

I laughed at Now I know any Jo-Smo can make a Facebook and a kid but I'm glad to hear your friend is doing better :)

"You know you were the hot-dad, right? haha you're the cutest :D

<3
dodger_sister: hugdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Thank you. I am just getting very frustrated at this point, so hopefully this doctor will be helpful.

I laughed at Now I know any Jo-Smo can make a Facebook and a kid but I'm glad to hear your friend is doing better :)

At first I thought, "Wow, my friend must be doing so much better, he has a Facebook and a kid," and then I immediately thought, "Well, lots of people have Facebooks and kids, it doesn't mean they have their lives together." lol But it definitely means this particular person is doing better at any rate. :)

haha you're the cutest :D

Awww, I know. ;)

<3
Shireboundshirebound on January 9th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
How frightening for you! Please let us know if they find anything.
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you. It was not a good night, for sure. The doctors are going to check a few things out tomorrow - hopefully something will pan out then.
wolfrider89: Em Hardison/Parker hugwolfrider89 on January 9th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* I'm sorry you had to go in AGAIN, baby. I hope your specialist have something to add.

That's great to hear about your friend! I hope this means he's doing OK. Also, lol at his dad being the Hot Dad. :D
dodger_sister: hugdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
/hugs back/ Thank you, babe.

Once again, I have a new theory on what is the problem and once again I am sure it will be wrong, but let's cross our fingers and hope the doctors find something this time.

I am so happy to hear my old friend is finally doing better with his life! And lol, yeah, his dad was this ex-hippie who played soccer and loved classic rock and everyone loved him. :P
wolfrider89: Cas 2014wolfrider89 on January 11th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
*crosses fingers and toes for you*

Haha, that does sond like a Hot Dad. I like! :P
lizibabeslizibabes on January 10th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon and that they can actually tell you what's causing the problems.

She didn't realise you'd find a stranger knowing your name weird? I still get freaked out when relatives I don't know at family part's come over and do the " I've not seen you since you were this high" thing (This high always seems to be waist high, no idea why)

Hot dad doing the EKG....I would have blushed like a school girl the whole time. Not thought of the best thing to say ever like you did. You must have a good brain to mouth filter to have resisted
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Thank you. It just feels like my health has sucked beyond belief lately - I'd be happy for an answer.

She didn't realise you'd find a stranger knowing your name weird?

I know! And it wasn't even someone I should have recognized, as I only met this person once and in a completely different town (the church I met her at is like 40 minutes away from my hometown!)

"I've not seen you since you were this high" thing (This high always seems to be waist high, no idea why)

lmao I know, why is that?! People do that to me too, except I haven't grown since I was 14 and so I was always bite back with, "Oh, you mean since I was three inches shorter than I am now?" lol

You must have a good brain to mouth filter to have resisted

That's the thing - I don't! I don't even have a filter! I think it must show how bad I felt tht the words didn't just come tumbling out of my mouth. /shakes head/
lizibabeslizibabes on January 11th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Being ill sucks, but being ill and not knowing why is always worse *hugs*

I'm 5'4 and have been for years, but I still get it lol I come from a big family, I'm pretty sure half the time they think I'm someone else.

I just nod smile and ask someone who they are once they move on.

Well done on keeping it in then, my foot would have been in my mouth within seconds.




ranua: space explosionranua on January 10th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh bb *smishes tight in a hug* That really sucks. I'm so glad they didn't find anything bad, but I know it's frustrating that they didn't find anything at all. I've got my fingers crossed for you that your specialist is able to track down whatever the hell it is that's been making you ill.

I get recognized often myself, (I'm in and out of doctors offices all day and the nurses and staff will recognize me outside of work) it always weirds me out too. Most times I have no idea who the person talking to me is and just do the smile and nod thing.

Great restraint on the hot-dad thing. However did you manage to get through it without spontaneously combusting though? And it's always nice to hear that someone has managed to turn their life around. Maybe your old friend will get in contact with you and re-establish a relationship.
dodger_sister: hugdodger_sister on January 11th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
/smishes back/ I too am glad that it wasn't my heart (or at least nothing that was serious with my heart that anything showed up) but at this point, I just feel like a paranoid freak about my health.

I get recognized often myself, (I'm in and out of doctors offices all day and the nurses and staff will recognize me outside of work) it always weirds me out too.

Oh that would be awful because you have to be super nice in case they are a client or whatever. See, I used to work with kids and I could never recognize the parents but if I was lucky, they had their kid with them and I could be like, "Oh, right, Sean's mom! Got it," and then smile and nod. I am pretty good at the smile and nodding thing but not while I was in the ER.

Great restraint on the hot-dad thing. However did you manage to get through it without spontaneously combusting though?

You know how hard it is for me to filter my damn mouth - I think I must have felt really crappy to be able to keep that comment to myself. I was too tired or something. It was a good comment too! He is old enough now that this guy probably would be flattered to hear it.

And it's always nice to hear that someone has managed to turn their life around.

My friend went through such a rough time, I was so happy to hear he was doing better.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on January 17th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
As you can see, I am catching up on your posts. Did you find out what happening? My dad was recently in the hospital with some mysterious side pains and they did a lot of tests and only after my stepmother urged them to check out his gallbladder did they find out what was wrong. He had gallstones, but so advanced that his gallbladder had gotten infected (and had gangrene - gross). So it had to be removed and he was in the hospital for a few days to make sure his infection cleared up. Apparently, gallbladder pain tends to be difficult to pinpoint, so doctors miss it a lot.

However, I am hoping it something much more simple!
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on January 18th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
We haven't definitely figured what is going on. You may remember me having a seizure awhile back? Well, my specialist wanted to know if I fell when I had the seizure (I was sitting down but I slammed into the cabinet that was next to me). She was appalled that a disabled person comes in after a major fall like that and nobody XRayed me. Her concern is that I broke something or just totally messed up my side muscles in the fall. She kept pushing on different places and every place I complained hurt when she touched it, she said was a muscle.

The downside to this is that we won't know for sure until I have at least a month of therapy pinpointing those specific areas before we can see if it makes a difference or not.

You are not the first person to suggest gallbladder though. Kevin said it too. But I saw my liver doctor and he did an ultrasound of my whole abdomen in December and didn't find anything wrong then, plus some of the pain is all the way up into my clavicle area.

Idk, doctors are almost as frustrating as the illness itself sometimes.

Thank you for the concern. /hugs/
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on January 18th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it isn't your gallbladder, but I hope they figure it out soon. :(