Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekly update...

I mentioned in my last post a week ago that my back was hurting pretty bad and didn't know why.....well....that night I ended up at the ER. I just went to our little local hospital and they are not that great but I just didn't feel like making the hour trip to the other hospital. When we got there their first question was, "have you ever had a kidney stone?" I was in severe pain at the time so my BP was over the moon. Short story....my pain was in my left lower back and hurting through to the front side, but most of the pain was in my back. They did blood work, urine tests, and a CT scan. No kidney stones! But something did show up on my ovary. So then they did a pelvic ultrasound and told me that I had a 4.1cm cyst on my RIGHT ovary and sent me home. Well, that still did not explain why I was having so much pain on my left side and as a matter of fact, I have no pain whatsoever on my right side. They told me to follow up with my family doctor and gynecologist.

Tuesday I saw my family doctor. Still don't have a clue why I am having so much pain on my left side. He gave me some pain medication, muscle relaxers and set me up for physical therapy starting on the 20th.

This afternoon, I had an appointment with my gynecologist. Still don't know anything really other than I am to have another pelvic ultrasound in 2 months. She said by the size of it, she really didn't think it would go away on it's own. So I guess I will know more about that in 2 months. As far as the pain in my left side, she mentioned something about diverticulitis. My mom has that problem once in a while. So now I guess I will be going for more tests next week.

As for now, I am still in pain, not nothing like it was Thursday night. It is just hurting just enough to drive me crazy. It's all not a big deal, just slows me down on things that I need to do.

Very little sewing has been going on but alot of laying on the couch and in the bed! LOL! I sew at the frame for a few minutes and then have to lay down, I am more comfortable laying down instead of sitting. I've had the same quilt on the frame for a few days and I really need to get it off soon.

I have sewn a few more log cabin blocks. I now have 100 of them done. I have a design planned that will take 168 blocks so I need to get the other 68 of them done. I really like working on these blocks.
I used EQ to figure out the design that I wanted to use. My stupid computer has had the lick and I've lost some of my programs and EQ was one of them. Now my problem is that I can't find my disk to reinstall it! With all of this moving stuff going on, who knows where it is. I just love playing around with EQ so now I'm a little down that I don't have it on here anymore. The good thing is, I still kinda remember how I was going to set up the blocks for this log cabin quilt.

I know this post is not that interesting to most of you, but hopefully I will be back in a couple of days with more quilty news!
Kristie

14 comments:

lil red hen said...

But it was interesting! I don't understand why doctors put things off. I'm hoping you'll find out something soon and will feel better. Pain is no fun and just drags a person down.

I really like your blocks; that's one of my favorites too.

Texan said...

Hope you feel better soon. Pain is so wearing.

Regina said...

I hope they figure it out soon and you get some relief -and some answers. Pooh on the computer and EQ issues -not something fun to deal with when you are not feeling your best.

Erica said...

Sorry to hear about the pain and hope you feel better soon. Your log cabin block is very pretty. The colours remind me of Christmas. Looking forward to seeing your quilt.

Anita said...

I hope you are feeling much better very soon. It's no fun having things to do and not feeling like doing them.

Janet O. said...

Sounds like you could use something good happening to you about now! Hope you get some answers about your pain real soon!

Yvette said...

Oh Kristie, that sounds miserable. I sure hope they can figure it all out and get you back and running at 100%.

Lady of the Cloth said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well, i hope it passes quickly. No fun!

Me and My Stitches said...

Not good! Hope they figure out what's going on soon, and you can get back to normal!

vtquilter said...

So sorry you are in pain and hope they can figure it out sooner than in 2 months! Yikes. I'd bet if they were the ones in pain it would be resolved sooner. My MIL has diverticulitis... and her last bout she ate some peanuts, which she loves but landed her in bed in extreme pain for about 18 hours. Maybe food related? Good luck and hope you are feeling back to yourself soon.
Hugs.

Libby said...

Oh No! Goodness Girl! I sure hope you are feeling better! I hope they figure out what is causing your pain. Try to rest and enjoy your weekend!

Laura said...

I'm so sorry that you aren't feeling well and hope the pain goes away soon! However, I did learn something "quilty" from you today. I was wondering about your log cabin blocks and where you got the foundations - now I know! What size are your log cabin and courthouse steps blocks? I so hate loosing a computer disk and hope you find yours soon.

Narelle said...

I know it's easier said than done but perhaps your body is trying to tell you to take a rest ... bummer when you've got so much you want and need to do.
Hope all is sorted out for you soon.

Bethany said...

Kristie,

Is it possible you had a cyst on your left ovary and it burst so they didn't catch it at the hospital? I had one burst on my right ovary (thought it was appendicitis) and I was in so much pain.

Hope it all works out soon.