So sorry to hear all that Jim Jam. I really wish you and your mother the best which is sadly all I can do.So, my mom is really sick. REALLY sick.
She's been extremely ill for god knows how long. Decades. She's had everything in the book. She had to have a hysterectomy, they removed her womb. She also had her gallbladder removed, she had an aneurysm and nearly died, she's had countless, countless issues. But the latest has been the worst.
First she was diagnosed with colitis...But nope, that wasn't all there was. Then she was diagnosed with NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), basically her liver is completely ****ed. She vomits nearly every day, sometimes all day. She can barely eat anything. Oh, but that isn't all. A little over a month ago, she got this incredible pain on her side. She immediately started vomiting. She said if she moved even a little bit, she'd immediately vomit. She said it was the worst pain she ever felt. Way worse than childbirth, said she'd rather have 10 kids at once. Worse than her hysterectomy, worse than her aneurysm, with all of the pain she's had, this has to be a 10. So what did she do? Call an ambulance? Nope. She ****ing drove home from work. She said she had to pull over a dozen times on the 20 minute drive home. Then she lied there in one spot, regularly vomiting, for the rest of the day. Said the pain was about a day and a half long. Two weeks later, she was already at home, and the same thing happened. Again, she didn't go to the hospital.
She told her doctor about it, and her doctor was rightfully very angry. He told her she could have easily died, and she needs to call 9-1-1 next time. I don't think any ****ing person in the world aside from her would have just lied there feeling the worst pain imaginable on TWO separate occasions. So, she probably has this condition that basically means she will have to get a liver transplant eventually or she will die. She hasn't been diagnosed yet, but they told her they found something in her blood, so chances are she has it, especially since her symptoms are extremely indicative of said condition.
To make matters worse, one of her friends that she knew from her old job was admitted a couple weeks ago into the hospital for that pain I said earlier, and...she never made it out. So, my mom has to deal with that fear, too.
I know everyone says this about their moms, but she is literally the toughest person I've ever met. To not even go to the ****ing hospital after that, and to still go to work when she can, even though she throws up every day, it's incredible. But I have to admit, I'm very scared.
Just thought I'd share this here. It's been though, but we are all pulling through. I can't imagine how she feels right now.