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How did I get here? It seems I “failed outpatient treatment” so I became an inpatient. My stomach has still been acting up, I’m still not eating, I’m still losing weight, and I’ve had worsening pain. I missed two more days of work so I called the doctor.

It turned out he’d been trying to get my CT scan repeated and it had been denied by the insurance company. Upon hearing of my continued distress, he called again and I went in yesterday for an emergency scan. Guess what? I still have diverticulitis. The doctor said I had to go to the hospital emergency department for IV antibiotics.

I arrived at the hospital at 4:00, thinking maybe I’d be here a few hours and go home again. I’m naive, I know. When they started to talk about admitting me, I started to cry. I hadn’t really planned on staying, even though I knew it was a possibility.

So here I am. I won’t lie. Last night was rough. I was scared. I was alone. My one son doesn’t drive, the other was working until 8:00 and couldn’t get out, and my hubby was in another state. I was pretty down last night.

I was moved up to a floor. I have a private room with my own bathroom and shower. My nurse last night was such a joy. She was so funny. She perked me up several times, and I needed it.

I’ve already had the IV antibiotic, and they stopped the IV fluids at 2:00 this morning. I’m still on a liquid diet, and I’ve still got tummy issues. I can smell breakfast in the hallway and feel sad I won’t have any of that “real” food I can smell.

I’m not sure how long I’ll be here. It certainly isn’t what I wanted or planned. I’m so done with being sick. Here’s hoping the stronger medications kick this infection to the curb. I’m ready to be well again.

43 thoughts on “They Admitted Me

  1. Hope the meds get you well again SOOOON Donna 💐💐💐

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    1. Thanks, Chris. Looks like a three night stay. Doc said I’m probably here until Monday morning.

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      1. Ouch – At least you’re getting a rest, as well as meds ❤️

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      2. And they wait on me and keep asking if I want anything! What a treat.

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  2. quiall says:

    My heart goes out to you Donna! I will send you best wishes from way too hot, chilly north! They are call for 40 c (104f) in September!!! A virtual hug: (@)

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    1. Thanks, Pam. It’s warm here, too. Maybe it’s a good thing I’m here trapped in an air conditioned room. Looks like a three night stay. Doc said I’m probably here until Monday morning.

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      1. quiall says:

        Let someone else do the worrying! Relax and watch some mindless TV.

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      2. That’s exactly what I’m doing! Old comedy reruns and funny videos. I never get the remote at home. This is like a spa. They even make my bed and fix and bring my meals! What’s not to like?

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  3. Drops of Ink says:

    Best wishes for a very speedy recovery Donna. 🌷🙏🏻

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    1. Thanks, Phoebe. Looks like a three night stay. Doc said I’m probably here until Monday morning.

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      1. Drops of Ink says:

        I hope those three days fly by for you, and before you know it, you’re back home 🏡

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  4. Victo Dolore says:

    Ok, that sucks. Hospitals suck just by themselves but they are worse without moral support and company. You have got a very unusual case of diverticulitis…

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    1. Complicated because I can’t take antibiotics. Allergic to penicillin and sulfa and quinolone. At least while here if I react to something, they’ll know. They want to keep up IV antibiotics until they knock it’s out of me. So far, so good. Just bored and hungry today.

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  5. Oh no! Three nights? If you have to go through this, here’s hoping it gets you feeling better. We’ll be thinking of you here.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I didn’t think it would be that long, but if it heals me, it’s worth it. I feel so bad about work (and home).

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  6. JackieP says:

    Oh my! I’m so sorry you have to go through this Donna. Being in hospital sucks but hopefully they will get it fixed and you can go home. Three days will be fine if they can cure you!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. I’m hoping this does it. I’m out of vacation time from work. Any more time home is unpaid. Yikes. This has gotten old!

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      1. JackieP says:

        Oh, I’m sure it is! Good luck and a speedy recovery.

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      2. natjtan says:

        Do you get paid sick days in the US? In the UK you have so many then you need a doctors note.

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      3. I am out of sick days as of today. I’m not sure what happens next. I’ve used fully half of my time on my gut issues this year. I had a doctor’s note to get out of jury duty so I’m certain he’d write me one for work, too.

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      4. natjtan says:

        Fingers crossed he writes you one! Get better soon 🙂

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  7. cindy knoke says:

    I am sorry you are having such a rough time. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

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  8. deborahkehoe says:

    Noooooo!! I wish I lived close to you so you could’ve had company last night. I hope this stay is what you need to get well! Get healthy my friend!

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I could’ve used the company. I’m not good at doing alone. Seeing my three guys today was both wonderful and hard. It was hard because I wanted to leave when they did!

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      1. deborahkehoe says:

        I bet! But I’m glad they were with you today. Take care and get better!

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  9. paolsoren says:

    I just hate the smell of good food when the doctors say NO!. Best of luck with all that.

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    1. Thank you. Even the liquid broths taste like gourmet food! I don’t know if it’s because I’m starving or because someone else made it.

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  10. Gah! I’m sorry you wound up getting admitted… I share your strong dislike of hospital stays. And I hope whatever crap is plaguing you goes away…

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    1. Me, too! Being sick stinks.

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  11. Candace says:

    I’m sorry, wishing you a speedy recovery! Read some good books.

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  12. natjtan says:

    Speedy recovery! Ask one of your sons to bring a stack of books to get through 😃✨

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    1. I have my kindle with me. I’ve read a bit, but there are so many interruptions here it’s hard to concentrate. I’ve watched a LOT of mindless junk TV – old sitcoms, video clip shows, the last several Harry Potter movies and Toy Story 1 and 2. I don’t usually have control of the TV so that’s fun. I like happy things to make me smile.

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  13. jenanita01 says:

    People who are allergic to things shouldn’t get sick. It should be the law! Hope they fix you fast, so you can get out of there!

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  14. pattisj says:

    I’m just getting started on your hospital journey. Sorry you had to go through so much, but delighted to know your coworkers “left the light on for you.” (I read that post first.)

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    1. I still can’t believe I was there for five nights! It doesn’t seem possible. I think I was sicker than I realized. I dropped almost 20 pounds.

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      1. pattisj says:

        I need to lose 20, but I don’t want your method! LOL Glad your life is returning to normal.

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      2. Thanks, Patti. I don’t recommend this “program”.

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