Okay, so I haven’t felt good since Thursday. My stomach started hurting before I even went to work. I felt pretty rotten, but nothing I couldn’t live with. I took some Pepcid (that did not work) and kept on going. Thursday night I ran a low grade temperature. Just enough to make me feel bad. On Friday, I took more Pepcid (still not working) and felt awful at work. I just stopped eating and hoped I would feel better. I blamed feeling poorly on the flu shot and the Glucophage I had started.
Saturday was supposed to be the last time I ran with the group. I am not allowed to run any more long runs after the Army Ten Miler. I would rather get pregnant. Well, I decided to run with the group even though I didn’t feel good. By mile three, I couldn’t run any more. I was in so much pain. I should have stopped after the first mile when I was hurting. I walked all the way back to my car. Walking hurt less than running, and I knew I could not run seven more miles. I was so glad Joy did not try to walk with me. I would have been mad at her. I wanted her to run for both of us. I cried my entire trip home. I hurt a lot, but I was also upset about not completing the run. My pride was pretty hurt when I had to quit.
Well, during all of this, I was still on call. I went to the hospital and delivered a baby and then helped with a c-section. Dr. B checked my tummy and said he thought I had appendicitis. He made me go to the ER and get checked out. They gave me pain medicine in my IV. Oh my gosh, it was the first time since Thursday that I was in no pain!!! It was great. They did a CBC, CMET, and a urine. It was all basically normal. At that time we were pretty certain I did not have appendicitis. In fact, I was told that 40% of all abdominal pain was of unknown origin. In my heart, I knew this pain was something…not just in my head. When they did my CT scan, they found the problem. I have Diverticulitis. How weird. Do you realize the percentage of people less than 40 with it is less than 10%. Well, this is at least easy to treat. I am on antibiotics and a progressive diet. I am on full liquids for the next couple of days. Then I get to start eating soft foods again!!! I am excited. I am on the road to recovery.
Raj and Mom were great. They sat with me at the hospital. Let me rephrase that. I slept, Mom slept, and Raj played on his Nintendo DS. I am so glad to not have to have surgery and to be feeling better. I will be totally prepared for the Army Ten Miler next week! I will just keep taking my meds now and get completely better!