Jul 07, 2009
Biopsy this morning. Some of the worst pain I've had in quite a while. Actual pain during the procedure was immense! I yelled out when he put the marker needles in and sent me back into CT, then actually cried when Bx was taken. Amdominal pain was bad, but referred nerve pain in right arm, shoulder and neck was HUGE! Only went away in the past hour or so. Been lying on my right side on an ice pack since I got home at noon. GI sent me to this Radiology Associates because they were supposed to keep me 4 hours after, but shooed me out after 2 hours, even while still having pain to breathe, and pain in abdomen.
If I ever have that done again, I'm going to a hospital instead of outpatient, where they might be able to control pain and actually follow my Dr's orders (4 hr recovery). That entire experience was just terrible.
Only upsides to this day were my kind neighbor who watched our lil guy for us, and my hubby who has been amazing with helping me afterward. Oh, and handily enough, I still have the Vicodin prescribed Sunday for abdom. pain. They've helped quite a bit. I even took one before this morning's Bx to help the pain beforehand, but no dice.
Still having sharp, uncomfortable twinges at Bx site, especially with a deep breath, but all shoulder and neck pain is gone now. Whew.
The Dr and nurse speculate bx hurt me so badly because of the abdom. pain I had Sun. that led me to ER. Say liver might still have been a little tender since then. I dunno.
Such is life.