Last night was the least restful and most painful night I’ve had in a LONG time. I went to bed around 2am, but just as I was brushing my teeth I got hit with the worst stomach ache I have ever had. I’ve had my appendix taken out but this was worse pain. After finally managing to get up to my room, thinking it would get better if I lay down the way always do for me, it still wasn’t any better. I spent some quality time with WebMD’s symptom checker, which, for once, actually did not make me panic. I mean yes, it did tell me I could have cancer but it at least assured me that I wasn’t going to die within an hour. after curling up for maybe 2 hours, I finally fell asleep.
I woke up with no pain, but my stomach felt off. Throughout the day though, my stomach got a little painful and continued to feel off. No idea why. Kind of annoying and is making me think that I shouldn’t run since I think making my poor stomach bounce up and down for 3.5 miles might not end well. Urgh.
Why is it that just when I want to up my mileage and start running more that this happens and I’m sidelined? I don’t know what I’m going to do if the pain returns. Especially at 2am, when I can’t just give my doctor a call. I’ve been to the hospital during the night before for another stomach ache a few years back and we ended up sitting there for at least 3 hours before we saw someone. And when the doctor did see me, he was zero help. So yeah, I figure that my next midnight trip to the hospital will only occur if I think I’ll actually get looked at before 3 hours is up. And then they actually help. It’s a long shot, those two.
There may be a bike ride happening though, since that should be less…bouncy.