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So I didn't go to my pedicure appointment on Thursday. Instead, I spent 10 hours in the emergency room with my dad.

He'd been having abdominal pain for a few weeks, but refused to let me take him to the doctor because he hates doctors and he'd rather sit around worrying and suffering and reading about all the horrible things it could be on the internet. But finally the pain got so bad that he called me Thursday and agreed to let me take him to the emergency room.

After hours of waiting around they finally did some tests, which all came out fine. Which is good because they ruled out a lot of the really scary things it could be. They didn't find out what was actually causing the pain, though. One of the doctors noticed a bruise on his stomach and said it's possible he had a hematoma deep in the muscle that was causing it. I dunno, but they sent him home with some painkillers and a referral to an internist to follow up with more testing.

So anyway, my dad's feeling a little better and I'm taking him to this new doctor next week, which is a very good thing because he hasn't been under the care of doctor for years.

It was a seriously exhausting day, but despite that, I dragged my ass to yoga on Friday morning. Go me!


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Jun. 24th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
Well, that doesn't sound like too much fun for anyone but I'm glad he's okay. (Your dad sounds like mine, he had a cyst on his back recently and waited until he needed emergency surgery on it to see the doctor.)

And woot! Yoga!
Jun. 24th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
Glad he's feeling better and that they ruled out the ugly stuff. And trust me, he's not the only dad out there who's hard-headed about his health care. I have one, too.
Jun. 24th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Glad he's feeling better. Good luck with the new doctor. Sometimes a new perspective (i.e., a new doc) is all that's needed before proper help can start.
Jun. 24th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it doesn't appear to be anything serious. There is nothing more tiring than being stuck in the emergancy room.
Jun. 24th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
~~~~Healing vibes~~~~ for your Dad.
Jun. 24th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thank heavens he went to the doctor, even if it turned out to be a "little thing". Mine didn't...

Hope he feels better very soon.
Jun. 26th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
No more parents in hospitals! What with your Dad, Austin's Mom, and my Mom Last week (necessary but elective surgery) I think we deserve a moratorium.
Jun. 26th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I hope everything's okay--take care of yourself, too (good on you, going to yoga). No way to take care of anyone else if you're down for the count. Keep us posted. :hugs:
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