Saturday, 3 January 2009

SO THIS WAS HOW I SPENT THE HOLIDAYS-BED RIDDEN!



It all started on the 27th of December, the day started like any other....when i woke up i felt a slight pain at the right side of my tummy but i just put it to the way i slept that night..i think i slept on something hard. Anyways the pain wasn't sharp and lasted for only 30 minutes and i continued facebooking...that same day i went to Alade Market, went to YABA and met with a friend and discussed at the MR BIGGS in the area for like 2 hours and afterwards i headed for the POETRY POTTER event at the National Library where i met up with Bloggers-Woomie,Isi and Naughty Eyes....

That was when it started.

The pain...at my right side...it was worse now...not like i had in the morning..and it left me feeling really uncomfortable....and restless and holding my side.Isi noticed the look on my face and asked if i was that bored..but i told her i was experiencing pains in the right lower side of my tummy..when i couldn't take it anymore...i went outside accompanied by Naughty Eyes who could really tell something was up with me...i jammed Tosyn Bucknor downstairs and she too could tell something was going on cause i couldn't stay in a place....i decided the best thing was to go home..i couldnt wait stay stay for the event..Woomie escorted me and i took a bike to a BRT bustop...all through the okada ride the pain was horrid,unbearable...i couldn't stand up straight at the BRT bustop, i though i might collapse any minute and wished i could just teleport home...all thru the ride home i was squirming in my seat,gritting with pain..and discomfort..it was the most horrible continuous pain ever...it didnt even cease for a second..i have felt nothing like it in my life.

I finally got home to see my brothers, told them what was wrong with me and went to my room 2 lie down..my brother came 2 check on me and met me crying...the pain was too much to handle now...he took me to the pharmacy but the pharmacist wasnt around so we went to a hospital in our area..the nurses...cunts that they r wasted enough time when it was quite obvious that i was in so much pain..writhing and a few seconds away from rolling on the floor and shouting in pain..i was this close to start cursing them out when they finally took me in to see the doctor-an old guy who didnt look anything like a doctor but oh well...he told me to lie down on this bed (i forget wat they call it jare) in his office,take my shirt up and he poked my tummy here and there and immediately announced that i had appendicitis which i feared might be the case...but i was like how could he tell so quick...i was wary and told me bro to call popcy cause i am so sure popcy would want a second opinion because of what happened to my bro.(A doctor said he had appendicitis but on getting a second opinion we found out it was only Ulcer)

As expected popcy said i should come home..took some pain killers and went to my dad's friend's pharmacy he gave me drugs and advised we do a scan the next day...

I took the drugs and after an hour the pain stopped but i was still feeling feverish and took drugs for that, i also went online to research possible ailments...i didnt want to believe it was appendicitis...i was too scared..i didnt want a surgery..plus this ass has been able to evade injections for 8 years..and i wanted to keep that record (yes injections scare me shitless)

Anyways the next day was sunday so had to wait till monday to do the scan...i had to drink a whole EVA water..the big size(drinking water had never seemed so hard)..cause i needed to feel pressed before i do the scan but 2 hours later.. and i still didnt feel pressed..but i did the scan neways and thank God i didnt have appendicitis..so that alakoba DR. wanted to make money this season at my expense...and make me go through a surgery i didnt even need...chei! can u imagine the kind of mental torture he put me through?

So after the scan i didnt have appendicitis but it was discovered i was very fertile(hehehe) and my liver was inflammed and i needed a LIVER FUNCTION TEST.

I did the test and it had something called 'fatty liver' or steatosis due to elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

I dont know if i totally agree with the diagnosis...(WHERE IS HOUSE WHEN U NEED HIM) but the symptoms sorta match what i was going through.

Apart from this i was also stricken with TYPHOID..so ive been bed-ridden for over a week..it has simply been horrid.

So here's the deal my diet needs to change drastically...and i need to start exercising..shucks!....i still have abdominal pains but its not as excruciating as the first day.

Still weak and can't eat anything..ive lost weight sha..m sleeping most of the time or lying down..nothing tastes nice in my mouth..gosh i want to be well so badly..m tired!

I thank God it wasn't Appendicitis..and although i am not happy about the FATTY LIVER thing either there's only so much i can do..guess i just have to stick to a diet that is rich in fiber and low in calories and saturated fat...(yall have any suggestions on what is okay for me to eat...i know what not to eat)


HAPPY NEW YR!!!!

50 comments:

abby said...

eya.. wow. what kind of doctor is that..
anyways good to knw ure doing well..
well oat meal and fruits i think.. oatmeal has lots of fiber..
well i aint a nutrionist..
happy new year ma :)
get well soon :)

Danny Bagucci said...

Hey.. too bad about being bed-ridden.. Thankfully it didn't need surgery eventually..... Guess we all need to exercise a bit more than usual -- so its not the end of the world.. cheers

Afrobabe said...

wow, sweetheart i am so happy you are ok..

come, you climbed okada with serious pain in ur tummy??? Abeg next time don't oh..

Glad to see you are ok...we thank Baba for that..

exercise.....kai, i don't envy you...wish it was me that lost weight...without the sickness...my belle look like 3 months pregnancy....

zara (my alter ego) said...

nd ure still blogggin?? hmmm...

yeah oatmeal is good like abby said, whole wheat stuff, u shud eat more plaintain not fried oo, boiled and steamed and roasted, no more fried stuff except olive oil is used. use a lot of olive oil even in ur salad dressing and lots of fruits too. get well soon. cheers.. happy new year and may God get rid of this fatty liver issue!

exschoolnerd said...

@Abby..thnx dear..will put dt in me diet..Happy new yr!

@Danny...yes o! surgery ke...i am glad it didnt have to come 2 dt...yeah exercise never killed neone-yet!

@afrobabe..lol..u dey crase..3 months pregnancy..ahn ahn..lol..thnk u dear..i thnk God

@zara..wetin man pikin go do..laptop dey look me i dey look am..m tryna b active..if not na so so sleep sleep i go dey sleep...thnx ma! much appreciated..AMEN O! HAPPY NEW YR TOO LOVE HOPE UR HOLS WER FAB.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

oh, you poor thing. e pele oh! Still I wish you a happy and blessed new year!

simplegal said...

Kpele my dear, I happy to hear that you're feeling much much better!

Happy New Year (in arrears), and I hope that this Fatty Liver issue resolves soon, Amen! Take care okay?

'Yar Mama said...

Happy New Year and get well soon.

Abujamaiden said...

Happy New Year!!!

Thats how doctors told a guy in my church that he hade heart problem, he went abroad for surgery only to discover the heart was perfect....dude wanted your money joh!

Get well soon...at least you're still blogging.

Just google those foods...From my food and nutrition secondary school knowledge (orange, tangerine have fiber, vegetables and....check google)

Cheers!

~Sirius~ said...

Pele!.....
Thank God you feel better now.

Omo Exerise, not funny!

Happy New year and a speedy recovery. Mwuah........XoXo

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

oh babes it sucks having to spend the holidays in bed,
if my liver wasnt so alcahol damaged I would have offerred it to you lol
Glad that you are feeling much better
I've been soooo naughty this holiday its unreal its a wonder i havent been struck by lightening by God in disgust

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

ps

Its okay to drink water lol

TY Tha Mos Magnificent said...

sorry saw ur comment on facebook and was like what!! but thanx, its all over. luv the unilag girls video u posted. my lag girls will neva change

Sting said...

Eya pele oh! What a way to start the new year. I hope u feel better though.

Is it boredom that made u pick this template?

Temite said...

OH dear. Sorry o. Hope you feel berra soon! oatmeal, wheat bread, no simple sugars, vegges like broccoli, carrots - seriously stir fries are so yummy especially the asian one and you can eat it with steamed brown rice. I know these all sounds yucky but after a while your taste buds will get used to it and then you will only crave healthy foods, i think it takes 2 months or so. Good luck!

Just...Toluwa said...

good gracious! Chica, take it easy o! I had appenicitis and had surgery, its nt dt bad...

it was just funny how they thought i was preggo when i went for a test! naija dockis neva cease to amaze me...

Just...Toluwa said...

and btw, be very careful, high cholesterol aint good o...! Like Abby said, less fatty foods, and less oil in the foods you cook.

I'll advice that you eat at home most of the time. That way, its easier to know what you digest and the quantities of fat and oil in it.

Good luck and stay healthy!

doug said...

Eyaa. Thank God your appendix is ok. That doctor na wa o! Happy New year!

@Just...Toluwa: 'preggo'? na wa o! Me never hear dat slang before o! I must really be clueless.

LusciousRon said...

Sorry love.
Hope you are better now. Take lots of liquids you will feel full thus reducing the amount of food you actually take. Try the cereals.

Do take care. Happy new year.

badderchic said...

Eeew, what a way to start the new year. pele babes, yucks at excercising but you say you lost a bit of weight abi? niiiice.

get well soon o my baby.

olu said...

Pele o! Naija doctors seem to be only good at going on strike (they are currently on strike) and wrong diagnosis. Wetin concern appendicitis with liver? That's how one moronic doctor diagnosed my friends mum with hypertension (and had her taking drugs to that effect) when all she had was pneumonia.

Whatever you eat, DO NOT eat fried eggs and fried plantain. Happy New Year!!

Naughty Eyes said...

My love,
First things first, did you change your template? Didn't know you were so considerate to increase the font sizes just for me but I read with my glasses so you can reduce them now, please? Better yet, get a better templtae. Honestly, this one sucks.
Secondly, why aren't you telling the truth? Better tell everybody that the pain started as soon as you laid your wonderful eyes on handsome me or I'll tell blogville the truth oh!
Ok, seriously, I'm glad you're better now. All those phone bills I ran up calling you up every second were crazy.
As for the change of diet and exercise, good point! See what Mr. Biggs is doing to all you fine fine babes? Tapioca and dry fish washed down with palmwine would never have caused such fatty livers!

mizchif said...

That doctor has forgotten his basic anatomy, liver is RUQ and appendix is RLQ!!!

Sry sha, thank God u didn't have to go under the knife afterall.
Now its veggie time for u.
Plenty ugu juice (yuckiest tasting thing eva) and less getting on okada, do more walking!

LG said...

aww pele dear' thank God for it wasnt serious o'
no more shiken, ice cream n chocolate n odas... shebi???
BTW wat is fokasibe??? :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR

Marjoram said...

Happy new year thank God it was nothing too serious and youre okay now.

nothing do you jo!

Zena said...

Eya Pele, EXSN.

Take it easy ooh!

aloted said...

eyah pele dia...hope u r feeling better now...

pele..

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

hope u r better?? happy new year... take things easy o.

doll said...

Glad u r ok now…happy new yr

bumight said...
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Osondu Nnamdi Awaraka said...

I'm really sorry. You've been through a lot. I'm trying not to think of the unnecessary pain you'd have had to go through if you hadn't gotten a second opinion....(sigh)

Take care of YOU. Get well really soon!

'dara said...

Happy new year & Hope you get well soon.

CaramelD said...

Get well soon! Ndo! Get your strength back and dance for an hour everyday and no more fry, fry etc. E go better x

Ms. Catwalq said...

It is amazing that you had to wait that long to receive the results on your scan...na wah for our country o.
But in any case, you were strong.

How are you now? (Hint: an update is required)

bumight said...
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Itsme! said...

Sorry, oh...
You spent your holidays bed-riudden and I spent mine broke...
Such hard luck....
Lol...

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Awww I'm so sorry you spent your holidays ill! I hope you are getting better!!
For fiber, I recommend: Dates, Banana's, Cereal, Oatmeal, etc...
Fruits like oranges and green veggies also do wonders!
Get well soon!
Happy New Year!!!

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Pelli said...

Babes, how U dey?
Not yet strong enough 2 mount d stage?
Pele. Pray God strengthens U soon.
Take care of U.
Looking forward to one of Ur pieces again.

Isi said...

pele...thank God it ain't appendice. happy new year!

~Sirius~ said...

Pheww! Do you know how thick the cobwebs to your spot are?

Where are you?

Naija Idol said...

pele. hope u r better now. saw u on chari's fb profile. I want to go on a diet too o, but it isnt as easy as it seems.

FineBoy Agbero said...

Bastard doctor! Oloshi, oloriburuku!!!

ah, pele jare. hope u're fine now? u no talk anytin at Writers Anon now?

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scarletboy said...

Eya... sorry to hear about that, hope ur getting alot better now sha just watch what you eat and before you know it u'll be back and better. thanks for ur msg. Have a wonderful and blessed 2009ice...

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Kpele ooo.
I never knew oooo.
Sorry enh.
How are you feeling now?

Yewande Atanda said...

sorry big sister. hope u're cool now.

good to be here again.

nice template but the fonts are too nig jare.

AustynZOGS said...

Guess you are fully fit now.
Missed you on Bloggoville.
Hope you will be back here soonest.

Buttercup said...

damn...pele luv!

LIL WOMAN said...

Naija hospitals and doctors can be full of shit sometimes!think of all the people that doctor diagnosed and treated wrongly!am glad it was a wrong diagnosis anyway. i have House's number if u need to reach him. i know that wheat bread has low calories, so that wud be good for u, though its not as sweet as the regular bread. then take lots of vegetables and fruits, instead of the regular biscuits, burger and the rest of them junkies. avoid eggs and coke, fanta and other suggery drinks. jogging is a good way to exercise. am sure u wud be perfectly ok in no time.