Gary headed out to do some work, and I stayed home to rest. At about 10:00, I decided to water my flowers. I got about halfway done and suddenly my stomach started to really hurt. I put down the hose and went inside and put my knees to my chest. It didn't get any better and after a few hours, I was getting worried. I called Val and left a message with her. After a few more minutes, I was getting really worried that something might be really wrong. It felt like gas, but it just wouldn't go away, and the pain was really intense. I was worried that something might be wrong with my liver or some kind of complication of the surgery. So, I called Dr Harmon, the surgeon. He was extremely nice about me calling, and was also concerned. He suggested that I go get an x-ray done of my abdomen. Val called back then and suggests trying a gas-X pill to see if that would help. So I called poor Gary and had him come home to be with me and to bring me the pills.
I tried the pills, but they did not help at all. I tried drinking water, and walking around and anything I could think of. I was still in alot of pain. So at about 4:00pm, we left for the emergency room. On the way, probably because I am so exhausted from the pain, I fell asleep. When Gary woke me up to say we were there, I realized that the pain was almost gone. We walked around the parking lot for about 1/2 hour and decided to go back home. I just couldn't walk into an emergency room and say that I was there because I had gas earlier that day.
We went back home and had a nice evening. I took Lucky, our dog, for a short walk. She is my walking partner and I know she has been missing our walks as much as I have. We had a little bonfire in the back yard with some of Becky's friends.
As soon as I went to bed, the pain returned. Just like before. I found that I was most comfortable if I was sitting straight up, so I spent the night on the couch sitting and trying to sleep. I actually did sleep some and woke up at 5am feeling better. So I went back to bed.