Playing Catch Up… But At Least I’m Back in the Game

Heyyyy friends!! Long time no talk.  It.has.been.quite.the.week.already.  Geez, I am ready for Friday.  Are you?  I’ve got a few updates for you and this will hopefully explain why I have been a little more absent than normal.  

Before I start, let me preface this by saying… I am A-okay and feeling much better.  Last week on Monday I started not feeling well (tummy issues…again).  I was certain I was going to end up in the hospital, but thankfully avoided it.  It was a very stressful week at work with a few changes that occurred and this was just bad timing.  I felt horrible all week and didn’t end up eating more than a small smoothie each day (if I was able to get it down).  I was super nauseated, in a lot of pain, and my stomach was very distended.  You could hear gurgling sounds from my tummy across the room.  Obviously this made me very nervous so I made an appointment to follow up with the surgeon I saw here when I was in the hospital.  In a nutshell, he said we needed to start all the tests again that I did last year because things could have changed (colonoscopy, small bowel follow through, CT, etc.).  While I know they have to do this and I want to avoid surgery, it is frustrating just having to deal with these symptoms or be admitted to the hospital (all while trying to work a very demanding job).  I went home from my appointment feeling super defeated (and a lot more stressed).  Over the weekend I still felt horrible and ended up going to a nearby spa to get an IV (saline + vitamins) since I hadn’t been able to eat or drink much and was very dehydrated. 

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While my tummy was still feeling awful, thankfully the IV made my body feel better.  By Sunday I was feeling quite a bit better and finally had my first REAL food Sunday night.  I took it easy getting back into eating solid foods, eating a little more each day this week.  

By Monday I was feeling back to normal, but you know that saying “when it rains, it pours”?  Yeah well, this has been the story of my life lately. 😉

Monday evening I was leaving work with my lunchbox, phone, purse, and laptop in hand.  I am still not even sure exactly how it happened, but I tripped (over my own foot, I think) and fell hard on the pavement in the parking lot.  All my stuff went flying and my body went crashing to the ground.  Twisted my ankle, banged up my knee, wrist, hip, shoulder, elbow and my face. I don’t even know how that many surfaces could have possibly hit the pavement, but they did.  The worst part was my face… my teeth cut up the inside of my mouth, my lip and above my lip.  My teeth didn’t go all the way through, but blood was gushing everywhere.  I quickly drove home with every napkin in my car on my face catching the blood… yuck!  I didn’t think it was too bad, but when I got home my husband said I needed stitches.  We drove to urgent care…

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The doctor agreed I needed stitches… on the inside and outside of my mouth.  She said I might want to go to the ER so I could see a plastic surgeon since the stitches were on my face… but I said just do it (and please do a good job ;)).  After 5 rounds of numbing my mouth (it would NOT numb up), and my husband exiting the room to avoid puking (ha!), she stitched up my mouth and face and we headed home.  I iced my face all night and tried (and failed miserably) to get some sleep.  

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Tuesday was rough.  My whole body was SO sore and my head was pounding, but I got through it.  The doctor told me to come back in 5-7 days to remove the stitches on my face (the ones in my mouth will dissolve).  This sounds great, but I leave for a girls trip to Mexico on Friday.  The doctor said to come back to see if maybe the stitches would be ready to come out and if not, I could do it myself (it will be too long to wait until I come home).  🙂 So we will see!  For now, I just look like I got lip injections on one side of my lip. 😉 LOL.

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I hope you have had a better week than me! But I am hoping this is the end of my bad luck and it is all smooth sailing from here.  I was going to cancel my trip (because of my tummy, not my face), but since I am feeling better, I made the decision to go (sorry, MOM!).  I am obviously going to be very careful with what I eat (and the water I drink) while I am there, but I have to live my life and I have been looking forward to this trip for a long time.  I am really excited to lay in the sun and have some fun with my girlfriends…and after this last week, I feel like I really NEED this trip.  🙂

Thank you all for the sweet messages, cards, and thoughts.  I am so so so lucky to have you all in my life.  

Just wanted to give you all a little update of what has been going on over here lately.  I am hoping the next update is ALLLLLL good things!!!  Have a great rest of your week and enjoy your weekend!! Talk to you soon! 

Questions:

  1. How are things going for YOU?
  2. Any fun plans for the weekend?
  3. Have you ever taken a bad fall (hopefully when you were a kid and not almost 30 years old like me ;)) ?

2 thoughts on “Playing Catch Up… But At Least I’m Back in the Game

  1. I am soo sorry to hear this is not 100% behind you, but gosh, your attitude through it all is really amazing. I’m glad you are doing better in this moment- I will be continuing to pray for you Taylor. I know I and many others are so appreciative that you took the time to share this! ❤ Also, I hope those stitches heal up in no time- seriously when it rains it realllly does pour. Sending you all my love and hugs.

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