Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Got in a Fight with the PEG & it Totally Kicked my Trash

Hey everyone,

This will be brief because I'm a)on morphine b) in pain and c) typing this from my phone.

I've been in the hospital for two days, there's been complications from the PEG tube placement. Low blood pressure & off electrolytes...but mostly an insane amount of pain...another complication mostly due to an extremely low body weight...long story, more later on that.

I'd say the best part of my week was vomiting a geyser of red contrast dye from the CAT scan. We were in the car all the way to the hospital & I puked all over myself like a 2 year old. End up staggering in with sticky smelly boobies...totally classic Brie, no kidding.

Hoping to go home tomorrow, they're working on managing my pain so that I don't have to be on morphine every 1 - 2 hours. Percocet just ain't cuttin' it yet.

So, yeah. Whoever said that PEG placement surgery was a piece of cake obviously doesn't doesn't know how much my body hates me.

14 comments:

Jan said...

Awwkwward about the boobbie vomit. I hope you feel better SOON! Love you, Brie!
Jan

Kerri said...

Aw. I'm sorry- that's gotta suck! I figured something crappy had happened when you didn't update. I hope you feel better soon!

Standing in the Rain said...

shooot. that sucks brie. thinking of you and wishing only good thoughts, and good meds to get you outta there! loves brie!

Kara said...

I'm so sorry. That sounds absolutely AWFUL! Hang in there. Sending healing vibes your way....

PS - Gotta love morphine though. :)

licketysplit said...

seriously! you have GOT to get your body on your team and make it stop working against you! I mean, I can understand how it might be a little angry about the years of abuse... But I think this grudge has gone too far. Feel better soon!

satisfiction said...

Well, it's in and that's done. Now you can start dealing with what happens next. You're going to heal and be out of there soon. I'm thinking of you! I miss your crazy blogging. =)

Best wishes (and I actually mean it),
Lindsay

Telstaar said...

I hope that the pain settles down really quickly and the healing can begin. Will be praying.

*hugs*

xoxo

Sarah said...

Feel better, Brie. You are so brave to do this!

Krystle said...

Feel better, Brie. *hugs*

Zena said...

Oh Brie,
Thats so aweful...i hope they get the pain under control so you can go home soon...Hospitals suck major balls...at least its over and soon your health will return.

Sending positive vibes

Love, Z

Brooke said...

Wow Breez, I'm so sorry it's been so much trouble. I've been praying for you and will continue to do so. I'm sure get better soon!

Sarah said...

oh honey, I'm so sorry it's been so hard. you've been in my thoughts a lot and you'll stay there. xoxoxo

Jackie said...

I am sorry :( I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this. Love you tons. xoxo

kristin said...

Sorry to hear that you're in so much pain, Brie! I hope that you feel better! Hang in there!

Love you!

-kristin