Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Christmas week - it's the most wonderful time of the year! Right? Right?

Well, I have a supply of Christmas spirit and eyes on the true meaning of Christmas, but I have to admit, it has been a rough week. And I'm feeling the stress.

I've been having major, major stomach problems that started in June and have gotten steadily worse. So about 3 weeks ago, I went to a specialist like my family doctor wanted me to. He prescribed some tests. They're tomorrow. As part of the prep for those tests, I can't eat today. At all.... clear liquids only. I also can't take any medicine. Including the medicine that keeps my stomach calm (instead of in pain from the ulcer they think I have).

Which wouldn't be so bad except..... earlier this week, I got a random (but fierce) cold. No cold medicine.... no chicken noodle soup.... nothing. And..... no coffee! Deanna - coffee = not the same!

And right now, I'm choking down some stuff I have to take to prep for my two tests tomorrow. It's disgusting. It tastes absolutely terrible and makes me want to gag. I have to drink it now and then more later.

Then tomorrow, I have to go to the tests. My dad has to take off to take me as I'm not allowed to drive afterward! At one point, I had planned on going to work after the anesthesia wore off, but now that I realized I'm not supposed to drive for 24 whole hours, that's not going to work. Plus my boss suggested I not try to come in after, so he was fine with it. Instead, I asked my parents if my dad can just drive me straight to my parents' house afterwards and I'll stay there all day.

You see, we're going out of town very early Friday morning anyway. So I was planning on spending the night there anyway Thursday. We're just cutting out the step of me coming home and being alone for a few hours beforehand. Just in case of complications from anesthesia, plus that way I won't have to drive before I'm supposed to!

I'm very grateful for my parents, but here's the complication. Now tonight, while I'm not feeling well, I have to a) cpntinue to choke down this disgusting potion, b) wrap gifts for my parents and the couple things I'm taking on the trip, c) pack for a trip where I will be staying 3 different locations in 4 nights, and d) do some laundry! I should also clean a little, but for now, I think I'm just going to relax. Maybe take a little nap.

Not sure if I'll get to write again before Christmas due to the travel, so if I don't, Merry Christmas, everyone!


  1. Sorry Deanna...I can feel your pain very remotely. I have a doctor appointment today too...and was just thinking this morning, I'd rather not have to deal with all this right now...and who knows if they'll even have an answer.

    I'll be praying for you...(((HUGS))). That the Lord would reveal and that you will have total peace and that this will be resolved. Merry Christmas and safe travels.

    Love ya!

  2. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I can definitely sympathize with the bad stomach pains!

    I hope that the Lord provides the doctors with wisdom and that they can get a diagnosis and get you on the road to recovery!

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!