I also have a quick sketch that I drew for EDM #16, a favorite tool.
Yesterday was a very long day. My daughter took me to Allegiance (formerly Foote) Hospital in Jackson where I went in to be triaged so they could decide whether to see me in ER or the walk-in clinic. They chose ER.
Everyone seemed, from the beginning, to think it was my appendix and so all day (I arrived around 8:15 am and was released around 4 pm) I couldn't have anything. I so wanted a glass of ice water! At any rate, they took blood, started an IV with saline into which they twice put 4 mg of morphine. There is something strange about morphine (or maybe this is what it is supposed to be like) in that it doesn't relieve my pain, but makes me woozy and sleepy.
At about 10:15 they had me drink this awful tasting stuff in preparation for a CT scan. When I finished it, the nurse called CT and told them that I would be ready for the scan in an hour. An hour came and went, two hours went by, the nurse called back down to the CT area only to be told they didn't have a record of her call to tell them when I had finished that awful liquid. WTF??!!
At 1:10 I was taken to the CT area and had something put into my veins through the IV site and the scan was done. At 2:30 the doctor came in to tell me the good news - "You can keep all your internal organs", but the bad news - we don't know what it is so we are calling it a stomach virus.
My son came and got me (he still has my car) and brought me home. I took the Vicodin and Motrin they gave me and promptly went to sleep. I was so dopey from the Vicodin that I took at 4 that I couldn't stay awake to watch the Tigers (which is just as well since they lost AGAIN!).
I got up this morning at 6:30 and feel pretty much as I did yesterday. If I stay in a certain position, I feel no pain, but if I move the wrong way - YIKES! I can't take any meds today as I am tutoring math this morning and even though I am sure I could do Algebra in my sleep, I don't want to have to prove it.
I am supposed to be driving up north tomorrow to stay at my Mom's and attending my 40th class reunion on the weekend, but haven't decided if I will be able to go or not. For now I am taking it one day at a time.
Thank you for all your well wishes. Here's hoping either this thing resolves itself or I can get in to see my family doctor and he has some other ideas.