On Monday 14th May i was back up Bath RUH with the same pain, this time worse and only on my right side. Monday was a normal school day, i was trying to go all day but i didnt get that far.
Third lesson was PE and before i started getting changed i had a pain attack so i went to the school nurse who phoned my mum. She had enough of me being in pain, so i went straight up Bath. It was such a long wait before i had a bed, they did my bloods and once again i had the annoying needle stuck in me.
This time i stayed on my own every night, but was up in pain every 4 hours. Nothing anyone did helped now, ibuprofen, paracetamol, stiing/lying down, NOTHING! I was in pain whatever i did, i also had shooting pains when i walked so i was less movable this time.
On tuesday i was told they were going to do a CT Scan but then they changed their mind as it was apparently too risky for girls my age. So instead they deci do a MRI Scan, i wasn’t worried at all though. My MRI appointment was at 11 on Wednesday and i went in straight away.
I was in the tunnel for about 20 minutes- it was so boring! The cool thing was that i was took down in my hospital bed, hehe! 4 hours later my MRI results came back clear which was strange because my pains were getting worse and worse each day.
They said that if the MRI came back clear they would argue for a CT scan, which they didnt. So i was left clueless. That night i was a state, up in the night crying in pain. The nurse woke me up and 6 am to check my temperature, heart rate and give me some pain relief that didn’t help at all!
At about 7:30 i was crippled over my bed feeling sick with a headache and pains that i had never experienced, this was the worst morning so far. I didn’t think it could get any worse than last night, i thought wrong! I had to press my buzzer to get help and all they did was give me a sick bowl and another pillow, i wasn’t allowed any more pain relief but this WAS an emergency! So i was just left in my bed to deal with it.
At 10 my mum arrived, i was so glad to see her. While the nurses were bed side i had another pain attack, this time twice as bad, i was crying and screaming as it hurt so much and they said i wasnt allowed pain relief when i was! So once again i was left in pain.
The constant pains were worse that day but they discharged me that day, it was thursday- the same day the discharged me last time. I went and came in the same days 3 weeks later. Before they told me i was going home a man came in to review me and tell me what was going on. When he was examining my stomach he was pressing so hard and i was in so much pain.
But the main things he said was ‘you have an unknown cause, there is nothing we can do but give you pain killers’ ‘the pain will last a couple months and it could be the start of something that is too early to see at the moment’ and ‘you will not be able to race till next year!’ whaaaaaat?! thats not happening!
On Monday 21st May – Friday 25th i have the BMX World Championships in Birmingham in the NIA. It’s probably a once in a life time experience for me, i have to do it! i know i haven’t been able to train but to say i competed in the worlds is just amazing! So i got on my bike the day after i got out of hospital, which went well! BRING ON THE WORLDSSSS!!!!
In all my 8 days 6 nights in hospital they promised to do so many things that they didnt end up doing. They promised to: put the camera in, x-rays, CT Scan,and to take my Appendix out (i suppose that was a good thing they didnt!)