After a couple of days in the hospital, it's nice to be home.
Today's the first full day at home after unexpectedly going into the hospital earlier in the week. →
It's probably nothing serious -- the docs seem to think I've likely developed a bit of a stomach ulcer, which for reasons unknown started to bleed earlier this week. The problem that complicated everything is that I have an underlying bleeding disorder that had been diagnosed a few years back (when I bled so badly during my jaw surgery) as hemophilia, but now it seems it's another thing entirely... but what that "thing" actually is, no one has been able to say so far (Von Willebrand Disease seeming to be the obvious front-runner, but that was apparently ruled out as well).
On the up side, apparently there's now an entire research lab at Cedars that's reportedly "fascinated" by my blood. So that's cool, in a True Blood
subplot kind of way.
So until that's figured out once and for all (i.e., they know how to properly treat my underlying bleeding), they can't do any procedures to figure out what's up with my stomach. Luckily, it seems to have settled down for now (Nexium is a wonder drug, let me tell you).
Anyway, home feels great. Hospital stays are never fun, but particularly ones that involve two IVs, endless blood tests, prepping for an endoscopy that never actually happens, and a TV that doesn't work on the night of the American Idol finale. But at least I got a lot of reading done; I finished The Corrections
(brilliant, hilarious, amazing, loved it) and breezed through Water for Elephants
(entertaining story and setting, but not a particularly great novel).