Ugh… Another ER Visit This Past Weekend…

Ugh… There was another bout with this crappy disease (get it? crappy disease… HA!). Anyway, there was another roughly 10 pound loss over the course of a few days. I will admit, however, that this one wasn’t even close to the last one back in January 2009 (I guess 3 years without an ER visit is alright). With that one, [FLASHBACK: I think I lost something like 15 pounds in 48 to 72 hours. It was hard to even stand up or go to the bathroom. Maybe 15 minutes of sleep per night… But I still tried to tough it out. I needed help getting into a vehicle. I would get exhausted when walking 5 steps to get to the bathroom. It was probably the most unhealthy I’ve ever been and the worst I’ve ever felt.]

Anyway, on this latest one, I had abdominal pain for 7 days straight. I went to the ER. They did an ultrasound (standard) (the lady said “TWINS!”  😉 ) when that came back negative, they did a CT scan. It turns out there was a small inflammation of my small intestine. For those that know about UC, you know that UC usually only affects the large intestine. Needless to say, that threw up a few “red flags”.

Anyway, I went through and had to do a few insurance follow-ups in order to schedule a GI Dr. appointment. So, I have an appointment on Friday and we’ll see what happens from there.

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