Better Safe Than Sorry

This is my six word entry #20 for Six Word Saturday:

We visited emergency room this week.


Thursday morning, after we dropped off our son at school, my husband and I drove to the local hospital emergency room. Since Wednesday afternoon, I had a stabbing pain in the left side of my abdomen that wouldn’t go away. It would get worse if I sat, bent over, or laid down. We thought it was gas, but we didn’t want to risk it being something more serious and opted to visit the emergency room. As my husband and I waited for tests, I photographed my hand with my iPhone. The doctor ordered an IV drip to keep me hydrated and nourished while I had tests done to figure out the source of a stabbing pain in the left side of my abdomen. Turns out, it is an ovarian cyst on my left ovary that may or may not go away on its own. I went home that afternoon with pain and anti-inflammatory medicines and was cleared to return to work on Monday. Since Thursday, I’ve stayed home from work and the pain and pressure have gone away. I’m going to a specialist in a week to find out what’s next.

As we walked out of the emergency room, I thanked my husband for missing work and staying with me the whole time. He even called my mother with updates on my status. He’s a good guy.

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About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

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