Sunday, February 3, 2008

paracentesis

the fun, it just never stops. increasing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. inability to walk upright. tightness in my chest, and my skin felt like it was going to split. last night was just awful; i couldn't get comfortable and woke up at 2am in agony. i almost went to the ER but decided to wait til the morning if i could, and i did.

this morning i went into the clinic and they drained 2.5 liters (over 6lbs) of fluid off my abdomen. the relief was instantaneous. however they told me the fluid would probably come back, and said i might need to come back tuesday for another go. they warned i'd be really hungry and thirsty after the drain, but right now the nausea and bowel symptoms are keeping the hunger at bay.

11 comments:

LJ said...

Oh you poor woman! There is lots of water here if you are still coming over.

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Rho said...

I am sorry that you are having such discomfort, take care!

PS - I deleted the comment that I entered under my kitchen blog id :)

Lori said...

Ugh. Sounds awful! 6 pounds!!

Hope you're feeling better, for good.

Meghan said...

uggg...so sorry. Nothing is coming easy to you these days, is it. Hope it doesn't come back and you can at least feel a little bit better

Shelby said...

Yikes! Now that does not sound like fun at all! Take care!

Heather said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! That sounds horrible!

I hope it doesn't get bad again.

Anonymous said...

aww, Laura! the fun never ends, huh?!
xoxox
Katie

In and Out of Luck said...

Oh, hell. How are you feeling now? I hope thing are better. xo

Geohde said...

Ouch, you poor thing!

J

Karen said...

yuck yuck yuck! I'm glad you're feeling better, and I hope it doesn't come back!