Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hello Again, HG...

I'm typing this with a catheter in my wrist, and I am not at all happy about it.

I have been off of Promethazine for almost a month now, and haven't had to use Zofran for two days. Then, today around noon, the vomiting came back full force. I threw up 6 times in 2 hours...until my stomach was empty and all that came up was bile and burning acid.

Kaiser sent a home health nurse out to stick me, and miraculously, she got the needle in on the first try, in the painful soft spot on the inner-side of the wrist I lovingly refer to as the Nicaraguan IV Site of Death (where my IV was placed for my appendectomy in Nicaragua). It usually takes three sticks from the nurse, then twelve lidocaine numbed sticks from an anesthesiologist before they can get a useable IV in me, so this was kind of awesome.

Sweet Justin, bless his heart, got off work early, and is out getting me some medicine before resuming IV flushing and medication pushing duty for the night.

Please say a prayer for me, as I have a test, and opera workshop performance tomorrow, and finals next week. I also need to be in reasonably good condition to make the long trip back to Iowa, so this is not good.

Gotta go empty my stomach again.


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