Nov 24, 2009

22/42; 3/52

Sorry I didn't write yesterday, getting stabbed in the liver 5 times kind of caused me to not really feel up to it so I'll post twice today. I really hate military hospitals. I swear all these people are idiots. I feel like I have the worst care when I'm admitted to one of these places but at least I'm used to it. At least civilians don't have to go through being a guinea pig for doctors that are "in training". I had one come in this morning and asked how my pain was. I told her it was fine and she goes on to ask ok, so you've been controlling it with the drip? I looked at her like she was from another planet. For one she woke me up at the crack of dawn(when they come wake you every 4 hrs anyways to take your vitals and temperature), then she didn't even take 1 sec to look at the name on the door that says "Miller", and last I'm not even hooked up to anything and have no IV of any kind even in my room. Seriously, these are the kind of the doctors the military puts in to take care of our men and women that are supposed to fight for this country, my dog could do a better job. Anyways, had to vent for a second because I just can't believe how ignorant some people are. HA!
Well all in all the biopsy went well. They had a CT scanner and ultrasound hooked up to make sure they stabbed me in the right spot (thank goodness). It was a bit horrible. First they numbed the outside skin and then stuck me to numb the outside of the liver. No big deal right. Well, they didn't put me out and only gave me a tiny bit of drugs because I had to be coherent enough to breathe and hold my breath as they stuck needles in to grab tissue. Talk about a bit painful. Probably could of been on no meds at all and it would of felt the same. Needless to say I was a bit sore and starving. They didn't let me eat until like 1900 at night. Talk about a grumpy crossfitter that is denied food. Oh man was I a complainer. They eventually let me eat so I stuffed my face. Probably wasn't good idea because my stomach was hurting for about 2 hrs after. Well off to another day of interesting journey at the hospital and my drive home:)


  1. I think only you could write about a liver biopsy and turn it into a comedy. No matter how stressful life is, you really have a way of putting it all into perspective.

    Sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to hear about the results and the way forward...

  2. Of course Emily, couldn't have it ay other way. If I mope (which I do sometimes) then I'll just be miserable. I can at least still enjoy life while I'm healthy. I'm already expecting the worse so if it's any better that's just a bonus to everyone especially me:) I'll keep you posted!