Monday, September 14, 2015

A Day In The ER

I spent all day in the ER on Saturday with severe abdominal pain. I've been having 3 solid days of pain as my period winds down for most of 2015. But it's been getting worse, much worse and this time it was just intolerable. I wasn't able to eat, I was having trouble drinking, well I was having trouble doing much of anything. Every movement was excruciating. 
Hubby took me to urgent care because there is no such thing as a quick trip to the ER. I figured they could give me some meds to help me function and then I could get with my doctor during the week. Unfortunately, urgent care sent me to the ER saying they can't treat acute abdominal pain. 

After taking all day to verify there wasn't another explanation for my pain, they felt confident it was my endometriosis and sent me home with pain pills to help me through a couple days until I could talk with my doctor. 

I sort of figured my doctor would have 1 or 2 appointment slots available every day for urgent matters that need attention right away and that I would be able to see her today or tomorrow. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. I could have gotten in to see some other random doctor today, someone I've never seen before and isn't familiar with my complicated medical history - Or I could wait until Friday to see my doctor, which is what I'm going to do. 


I need a plan in place before my next period because I don't want to have to go through this again and we need a long term plan so I don't have to deal with this every month. This, on top of everything else! I'm just not up for another big challenge, more disabling pain. I have enough to deal with between my chronic migraines and fibromyalgia. I'm feeling quite overwhelmed.


  1. I'm sorry to hear you ended up in the ER, and that you have to wait until Friday to see your doctor. How frustrating. I pray that the meds help you deal with the pain, and that you're able to make a plan with your doctor to manage in the future.

  2. I sure hope they figure something out when you see them on Friday. I am sorry you ended up in the ER and they didn't do a whole lot. Let's hope the doctor will come up with a new plan for you!!