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I'm in the hospital

August 20th, 2011 at 01:32 pm

And I've been here since August 9. Turns out my stomachache was a ruptured appendix. All this time the doctors have been trying to kill the infection so they can operate (that's the latest way to treat a ruptured appendix). It has walled itself off (a good thing), however, two abscesses have popped up in my colon. One was successfully drained, but the other is in a place that cannot be drained. If things are not improved in 48 hours, they will operate, even though it would be better to wait until everything is clean and dry as possible.

This the first day I have felt any good at all. I can finally eat, walk and sleep fairly normally. I am hopeful for the best outcome.

I haven't caught up on anybody's blog and won't for a while, but I just wanted you to know I'm still kickin'.'

Needless to say, all financial experiments are off.

28 Responses to “I'm in the hospital”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Thank you for letting us know. My English Castle brought your absence to our attention yesterday. Sending you a cyber ((hug)) and hoping everything goes well. Get well soon!

  2. laura(momcents) Says:

    Oh, feel better and take care! I will confess that after English Castle's post yesterday, I called where you work and asked for what I thought your name was. I was wrong as to your real identitiy (I think gleaned from an email notification). Glad to hear from yoU! You had us worried a bit.

  3. mamasita Says:

    Oh, geez, how scary. I am glad you got to the hospital in time to be treated. Positive thoughts going your way, get healthy!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh CB, sorry to hear you are in the hospital. I will send you good healing vibes for best case outcome. ((Hugs))

  5. littlegopher Says:

    We missed you! How scary, but glad you're where you need to be. Take care, and may you have a very speedy and easy recovery!!

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    Poor thing! I hope everything goes well and you get out soon!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Oh--we're so relieved to hear from you! I'm kind of a worrier and your last posting sounded serious. I'm glad you're doing ok, but man, a ruptured appendix. Sending all our warmest wishes, thoughts, and prayers your way. Keep us posted--and get well soon!

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    SOOO sorry to hear this. Please take care!! I will be sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery!

  9. Ima saver Says:

    I am so sorry you are so ill. I hope you will feel better quickly. Keep us informed. We miss you!

  10. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear. Hope you feel better soon. Take care!!

  11. Petunia 100 Says:

    I am glad you are getting the care you need. I hope everything goes well!

  12. Jenn Says:

    CB, I'm not a blogger but a blog consumer ;-) on this site, and I've been really worried about you. Thanks for the update. I am praying that everything goes well for you!

  13. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks for telling us. We were worried about you since you suddenly went quiet after not feeling well. I hope all goes well with the surgery and I will keep you in my prayers.

  14. retire@50 Says:

    hope everything goes well and you feel better soon

  15. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you all for your care and concerns! I am feeling much better today and am very hopeful I will be released next week for self-care at home (with visiting nurse). If I continue to do well, the surgery can be put off as long as 12 weeks -- and then it would be an outpatient procedure. This is the scenario I am hoping for.

    Laura, I am so tickled that you called my work! You probably asked for a truncated version of my name, which you got from my personal email address. I happen to share the same last name (rather uncommon) with a very popular young actress who holds an Academy Award. No relation, though!

  16. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Thanks for telling us. I am so sorry you are so ill.
    Keep us posted and get well soon!


  17. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry to learn about your appendix. Hope you are soon on the road to recovery!

  18. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear from you, though I am sorry to hear about your ruptured appendix.

  19. Shiela Says:

    oh my godness. Feel better soon CB.

  20. whitestripe Says:

    best wishes cb, hope that everything is going well.

  21. HousingCounselor Says:

    Glad to hear that you are ok and doing better. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery!

  22. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Get well soon ! Take care :-)

  23. HouseHopeful Says:

    Glad to hear from you! We were wondering. Hope the infection clears up and the surgery & recovery happens quickly!

  24. patientsaver Says:

    Oh wow. We were wondering where you were. I'm glad you're in good hands now and getting the medical care you need. Feel better!

  25. ceejay74 Says:

    Phew. So glad to hear from you!

  26. PNW Mom Says:

    Sending prayers and hugs! I hope you feel better soon!

  27. Miz Pat Says:

    Yow - I'm glad they are taking care of you. Get well and God bless you!

  28. rachel021406 Says:

    So glad to hear from you. Hang in there. Feel better soon.

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