However, this wasn’t how I originally planned to spend my Saturday, hanging out at the hospital.
I started the day, like any other in spring training, first at Phillies camp and then the Blue Jays. But I was having trouble ignoring a persistent stomach upset and nagging lower-right quadrant pain that started last night…so, after being looked at by one of the Phillies docs and then the Jays head AT/PT—and being lectured by everyone (including @donovan.santas ) to get a scan to rule out appendicitis, I ended up in this bed at Mease Countryside for a few hours.
Thankfully, I get to keep my appendix!
It turned out to be a nasty kidney infection and what looks like a possible stone (fun!)—but, despite my love of bacon, cheese & meatballs, I don’t have enough body fat for an accurate CT scan reading to confirm it.
Thanks so much to my Phillies and Jays baseball families for looking out for me and making me go get checked out. I am terrified of hospitals, so it’s no easy task to convince me to go; this photo was taken to prove that I actually went. After a shot of Toradol, and now that I’m home, I’m feeling way better! As much as I hate taking meds and am definitely a proponent of natural remedies, I’m looking forward to the antibiotics to kick in. I very rarely ever get sick and can count on one hand the number of times I’ve taken antibiotics, so I’m grateful for their existence when I do need them.
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