Felt a little ill when I went to work last Wednesday. Abdominal cramps, figured I'd picked up a virus. Went to various meetings, stayed fairly busy. Was teaching 40 minute small groups from 1-5 when the vomiting started. Left work at 3 (thanks to an understanding department chair who took over for my teaching duties) and by 9pm I was admitted to the hospital with a small bowel obstruction. That's obstruction of the small bowel, not a small bowel obstruction. No, there was nothing small about it. And while I try not to whine too much when I'm sick, I drew the line when I started puking flecks of poop. That was definitely worthy of loud whining.
Anyhoo, surgery went well and (SCORE!) they repaired my hernia with mesh. Here I thought I'd have to lose a bunch more weight to have that happen, but apparently the "temporary" hernia repair contributed to this obstruction, so I got a "permanent" repair.
Husband was able to delay his trip to Zurich, so when he left, he knew I was going to be OK. I'm sure it was horrible for him traveling with his wife in the hospital, but I forced him to go. New job and all.
Yeah, there were a couple of postop happenings that resulted in my being there for six nights, but it's all in the past. Mom brought me home yesterday afternoon and there had been a transformer issue in our neighborhood, so we gathered up the kids from their schools and had a campout at Grandma's house.
Before I end this post, I have to give a big huge shout out thank you to my colleagues. They looked at my schedule and divvied everything up so I don't have any responsibilities through the end of September. My chair said that if I am cleared to come back earlier and want to try some teaching, I can do that, and then if I only go 15 or 20 minutes, the "back up" will take over. I feel very supported.
So now I'm trying to get caught up on charting I should have done two weeks ago. Or maybe I should take a nap first. After that, I'll probably need another nap. Good day, dearies.