Ok so I dragged myself off to the hospital yesterday morning to donate blood and other specific bodily fluids.
I kept telling myself to suck it up.. I am just so damn tired and draggy.
So after I had done my donations I stopped and picked up a few groceries and dragged myself home. The sofa looked damn good let me tell you. But before allowing my ass to settle on the sofa I did manage to put the groceries away and throw a load of laundry in. Then I felt I deserved a rest.
Approximately 6 hours after I had left the hospital the clinic called me. They already had the test results back and needed me to come in immediately. I was so scared. I figured I was off to the hospital, surgery, all kinds of monstrous scary things. So I called Warren and he promised he would meet me at the clinic.
When I got there the nurse took my vitals and was going on about how high my white blood cell count was. How they would do the ultra sound in emergency. I was wondering if there was somewhere I could run and hide..... I know that makes no sense....... but it just seemed so fast and out of control.
Then the doctor came in. Quiet older woman who read my file and asked some questions then said "Right - you need your gall bladder out - so I will give you a referral. And the white blood cell count tells me your gall bladder is infected so I will give you some antibiotics and pain killers"
I could have kissed her. She was so calm and reassuring. I explained how the nurse had been talking about emergency .. and she just smiled and said no emergency - antibiotics and bland diet until you can have the gall bladder removed - 2 - 4 months.
OK OK so 2 - 4 months seems like a really long time..... but at least it wasn't some major emergency!!!
One of the things I haven't been doing since the attack on Sunday is eating. Oh I have been having broths and juice but nothing very substantial. Now I have to eat with the meds... so I expect my energy levels will start improving too.
I started all this really because I wanted to praise our health care system. We are so quick to find fault. But 6 hours from tests to results!!?? Pretty impressive if you ask me.