Thursday, February 8, 2007
Oops, Lets Make A Deal



Have you ever known in your heart that you should do something one way but in your mind you justify it so you can do it the other way? I have that inner turmoil going on right now. At 3:00am this morning as I sat curled up in a ball on the sofa, tears streaming down my face from the pain of my near dead pancreas fighting my internal organs one last time, I knew in my heart of hearts that I needed to go to the hospital. But my head overrode the pain and said “It’s freezing outside, why leave your cozy living room? The only thing they can do at the hospital for pancreatitis is put you on IV’s and load you up with morphine and Demerol. You can take morphine at home without having to go out in the cold.” So I stayed at home and toughed it out. It’s not the first time I have done this and it probably won’t be the last time.

I make deals with myself. I tell myself that if my pain is as intense in 20 minutes as it is now I will go to the hospital. 20 minutes later my pain is just as intense but I make more deals with myself. My mind plays games with itself trying to find any way possible to get out of going to the dreaded hospital. One of these days I am going to run out of excuses.



But for the meantime, here I sit, huddled in pain. If you don’t see me post on here for several days or weeks, you’ll know I ran out of excuses and went to the hospital. But for now I have a few more deals to make with myself. I feel like the Monty Hall of pancreatitis - Lets make a deal, come on down.
 
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5 Comments:


  • At February 8, 2007 at 12:05 PM, Blogger Lady Smarty Pantz

    My Nana used to make deals like that all the time. One time though she misread her pain and ended up being transported via ambulance to the ER. Please don't make deals with your pain, even if means going out into the cold, I don't think you'd want to trek out into the snow in your nightie with a bohunk paramedic by your side! Take care of yourself!!!!

     
  • At February 8, 2007 at 3:39 PM, Blogger Tracy Lynn

    GODDAMNNIT, DAISY, GO TO THE HOSPITAL. DON'T MAKE ME COME OUT THERE. I HAVE ENOUGH ON MY PLATE AND IF YOU PUSH ME OVER THE EDGE, SPOONS WILL BE THROWN!

     
  • At February 8, 2007 at 8:21 PM, Blogger Lita

    I read Tracy's blog and she really does throw spoons. Ask her cats.

    P.S. I hope you are feeling better.

     
  • At February 9, 2007 at 7:11 PM, Blogger MarkD60

    You should go to the Hospital Daisy.

     
  • At February 9, 2007 at 8:23 PM, Blogger Oopsy Daisy

    I know I should have gone to the hospital, and I swear if it gets that bad again I am going no matter what time of day or night. I really hate the hospital though.

    I am over the hump I think and on the road to recovery now. Things are stablizing and I can hold some foods down now.

    If I had it to do over again I would have gone to the hospital the other night when I was up all night from the pain. But for now I am over the hump and hope to continue improving. I hope since I'm improving Tracy wont come after me with that grapefruit spoon. She'll do it too!