artphoto by splunge
artphoto by TheophileEscargot
artphoto by Kronos_to_Earth
artphoto by ethylene





Mecha Wiki

Metachat Eye


IRC Channels



Comment Feed:


21 July 2006

Adventures in medicine. Those of you who have been following the Jon & Pips show are probably aware that she's been suffering some really bad abdominal pains over the last week or so.[More:]

Yesterday, she seemed to be feeling better and decided to meet me at one of our watering holes for a drink, but by the time she arrived she wasn't feeling so well and I decided enough was enough and we went uptown to the same hospital where I had my surgery. 15 hours of poking, prodding and sheer bliss later, we learn that she has fibroids, ovarian cysts and gallstones. She's scheduling follow ups this coming week. It's raining buckets here in Astoria and I seem to be the only bunny in the 'hood with power (*knocks wood*) and pips is resting on the couch. She still has pain, but knowing where it came from makes it easier.
yikes guys. I am VERY glad you saw someone, and pips is on the road to repair.
posted by richat 21 July | 08:49
I'm sorry to hear that, guys. But now that you know what it is, I'm sure you're less anxious. It's a tripple-whammy, I know, but thank god it's nothing super scary.

I'll be sending good and sweet thoughts.
posted by Specklet 21 July | 08:49
Poor bunny!
posted by rainbaby 21 July | 08:50
My wife has gone through that, minus the gallstones. No fun. She had the ovarian cyst problem for years on and off, and since we were done having kids, they finally did a hysterectomy and she's doing much better with that. She was eventually diagnosed with fibromyalgia too, and once they started treating that she improved a lot too.

I hope pips is feeling better soon and they can come up with effective treatments for her.
posted by Doohickie 21 July | 08:51
*hugs and healing thoughts*
posted by brujita 21 July | 08:53
best of luck and healinng vibes sent to pips. get better soon!
posted by dabitch 21 July | 09:00
yikes! feel better, pips!
posted by sisterhavana 21 July | 09:09
Eeep! I'm glad you guys went to see someone so this can get resolved! Hope you feel super soon Pips!
posted by LunaticFringe 21 July | 09:19
Ouch indeed! So glad you got help. Get well soon!
posted by JanetLand 21 July | 09:35
I showed up at Bull's around 7 to see if you guys were still around. I'm glad you didn't wait for me.
Feel better, Pips!
posted by Hellbient 21 July | 09:35
ACK. not a fun evening but a damn good thing for the poking and prodding. Here's to successful treatment, whatever form it may be and wishing the ouches evaporate soon.
posted by chewatadistance 21 July | 09:46
(((pips))) ***pips***
posted by getoffmylawn 21 July | 09:53
Smooches and gentle hugs, Pips. You're a good guy for taking good care of her, Jon.
posted by iconomy 21 July | 09:53
Aw, crap. Anything I can do, guys; I'll even bring matzoh ball soup through a driving rain. Please feel better, Pips.
posted by Hugh Janus 21 July | 09:54
Well I am glad that you guys finally got it looked at. The first step.

I am assuming there is some insurance, through her job?
posted by danf 21 July | 09:54
*goes back and hugs pips again*
posted by getoffmylawn 21 July | 10:02
Good luck pips. Get better soon.
posted by arse_hat 21 July | 10:03
Ouch! Glad you got checked out, pips. Feel better soon.
posted by gaspode 21 July | 10:56
Man, I'm glad y'all went to the doc! Best of luck, Pips- hope you're back on your feet ASAP.
posted by BoringPostcards 21 July | 11:47
Take care, Pips. Glad you got a diagnosis. Hugs and (unfortunately virtual) chicken soup to you.
posted by elizard 21 July | 12:19

Gallstones are no fun. Gall bladder surgery ain't that bad.

Feel better soon, Pips!
posted by bunnyfire 21 July | 12:35
Hooray for knowing what's going on and making plans to fix it! Take care, Pips.
posted by tangerine 21 July | 12:41
I was wondering where you were today. I'm glad she's being taken care of and you know what's wrong.

Pips: You take care, you! Or I'll come over and lend you anime DVDs and FORCE you to watch them and have fun!
posted by TrishaLynn 21 July | 14:40
give her a hug from me : >

fibroids are really common, so don't worry about those.
posted by amberglow 21 July | 15:51
Thanks everyone... y'all always cheer me up...

It's been a rough couple of days, but jon's been a prince, up all night with me at the hospital, and it is good to know the cause of all that pain. Things could definitely be worse. I'll follow up next week with the referrals the ER doctor gave me and see what happens.

*cuddles bunnies*
posted by Pips 21 July | 20:51
Ahh pips, be well kiddo please. Glad you guys can take care of each other.
posted by Divine_Wino 22 July | 11:58
Oh, pips I'm so sorry, and I'm sorry this is late in getting to you! That's too many painful things to have all at once! (I did have my gall bladder go bad suddenly nearly three years ago, and they took it out. It wasn't so bad, and only four tiny incisions that have faded) I remember the pain, though, and I feel for you! Feel better soon.
posted by redvixen 23 July | 18:14
Happiness is a Friday (on the 20th of July, '06) || Ted Stevens was right?