Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Well I was feeling really good over the weekend but now my pancreas is hurting again. I have drugs to help with the pain. Lots of drugs. Morphine, Percocet and Vicodin. I've thought of taking them all at once but that's probably a bad idea. It probably wouldn't help the pain anyway. I saw Dr. GI Monday morning and, of course, was still feeling good from the weekend. He said I didn't have to come back for 6 months unless I had a problem between now and then. I was excited and thought I would be able to resume life as normal. Take my state boards and get on with finding a nursing job. Well, I woke up yesterday and realized that strange pain I was having in my upper stomach was the same pain I was having during the pancreatitis attack when I was in the hospital. It's wasn't as bad (thank GOD!) but it was definitely there. Today it's a little worse. I've taken my Percocet and in a few hours will take something else to try and keep the pain at a minimum. I just looked on the Ohio Nursing website and found that I am now in a PENDING status. That means they will be sending me the information soon so I can schedule my test. The problem is that I am wondering with this whole pancreas thing if I will even be able to hold a job. Is it time for more drugs yet?
Posted by Jenni Schaeffer