- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
A good friend of mine is in trouble. She’s been having some serious health problems the past year… Headaches so bad she can’t function, crippling pain in her abdomen… The doctors finally scheduled her for surgery to check for cancer, but on surgery day, her heart was doing things it shouldn’t, and they had to delay it. She finally went in yesterday. The good news was that they didn’t find any cancer, but they did find an incredibly severe case of endometriosis, which explains all the pain.
She was sent home last night with her fiance, but at 5:00 this morning, she woke up screaming. She was having really severe abdominal pain. Her fiance rushed her back to the ER, where they found an elevated white blood cell count, swelling in a part of her abdomen that shouldn’t have been affected by yesterday’s surgery, and abnormalities in a CT scan. When they brought her out of the scan, her hospital gown was soaked in blood.
They had to operate again. Apparently something that had been cauterized broke open, and there was some massive internal bleeding. They opened her up and resealed it, removed all the blood, and removed additional scar tissue. It was supposed to be a shorter surgery, but it wasn’t.
On top of all that, her fiance went home briefly to get supplies, and his car broke down on the way. He was just barely able to get the car home so he could grab hers. They’re going to have to pay for a new car on top of everything.
She’s supposed to get married in less than a month. She and her fiance have already had to get rid of the huge wedding they had planned because they needed all the money for her medical bills, and now they’re going to have to spend all the money on top of that. She says she just wants to wear her dress and marry her fiance, but now the dress may not even be possible.
Her fiance says she’s now out of the woods, but she’s still unconscious and won’t wake up and be lucid until tomorrow. Apparently the pain is going to be overwhelming. It’s going to be quite the recovery, too. She can expect to be in the hospital for several days yet.
Please, everyone, if you can take a moment to say a prayer for or send good juju to my friend, please do it. I’m so scared for her, and I just want her to get better.