Had a lovely outing today with Tracey to cSpace followed by a visit to our pal Margie’s new shop in Marla Loop called Marda Loop Mercantile. It was the perfect outing, not too short, not too long. It was just right.
Came home and had a beautiful bowl of home made soup and artisanal bread followed by a little respite on the couch to rest.
Had a quick onset of heartburn so I moved to the Extraordinarily Manly recliner to sit up a little taller and have a sip of warm water. Quite cozy actually. Pulled a blanket over my lap and...
INCREDIBLE WHITE LIGHTENING PAIN. CAN’T BREATHE, PANICK SETTING IN. TRACEY ASKING QUESTIONS AND I CAN’T ANSWER OR EVEN FOCUS ON IDENTIFYING WHERE OR WHY I’M IN DEBILITATING PAIN.
GET UP OUT OF THE CHAIR IN ORDER TO BREATHE, TRACEY RUNS TO START A BATH AS WE BOTH FIGURE IT OUT AT THE SAME TIME.
I’M HAVING AN ABDOMINAL CRAMP OR SPASM.
I LIFT UP MY SHIRT TO SHOW TRACEY THE BIG INDENTATION IN MY LEFT SIDE AT THE SAME TIME I START A SESSION OF EMERGENCY MEDITATION AND DEEP BREATHING. I EVENTUALLY SLOW THE PANIC AND GET BACK IN CONTROL. The child pose (yoga move with head between knees and arms out front on the floor) and focused breathing get me to a spot where I know the emergency has passed.
Tracey takes me to the hot bath, she’s set up candles and I put on soothing opera music. We’ve been in this situation before, it’s scary but our partnership knows how to quickly get it under control.
Phew. That sucked.
Nothing to see here folks, keep on moving, it’s all under control.
I hand my five coupons for the ride and this is my view.
So the spasm came back.
Figured it was time to call the Oncologist on call. Nothing special has been isolated but Tracey has gone to get a Robaxacet and Gaviscon to deal with the cramping/spasm. I took a Gas-X as I think this drug is causing significant increase in gas build-up.
Hoping I don’t have to do another update.
I took a selfie, not sure if you can see the dent but believe me when I say HOLY $&#%!