Friday, May 7, 2010

Forget diamonds, it's morphine that's a girl's really best friend

What a week this has been! A trip to the ER and 4 days in the hospital (where I gained a true appreciation for morphine). My GI problem includes (but is not limited to) a closed bile duct. I had an ERCP on Wednesday for a temporary stent but have to go to the big medical center hospital later where a robot will place the permanent stent--> I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to that... On the other hand, with enough morphine, it may not be so bad after all.
I am feeling better but I feel like I have been beaten up. Who would have thought that 4 1/2 days in bed would leave one exhausted??

4 comments:

Grace. said...

Wow, Florence. I'm sorry to hear about your medical problems. Doesn't morphine put you to sleep? I do know that I've called Percocent, my "happy pills" upon occasion. Here's hoping you don't need the pharmaceutic happiness for long.

Florence said...

Thank you Grace. I am feeling better but my get up & go has got up & went. While I was in the hospital, I found that morphine distanced me from the pain enough that I could rest or sleep. I'm not on any pain meds now. Some pep pills would be nice though!!

Morrison said...

Feel better and get well, Florence. We need you!

Florence said...

Thanks Morrison. I am getting a little better each day but I sure don't bounce back like I once did!