Thursday, April 19, 2012


Sorry for the long hiatus from the blog. I just haven't felt like being here. I no longer have a job (self-inflicted termination), and I have an annoying health issue that has been driving me insane since the 27th of March: hemorrhoids.

And when I say driving me insane, I mean quite literally.  I am anxious, stressed, losing sleep, uncomfortable or in pain constantly...I have been to the ER twice, hoping for relief. You know what they did to "help"? They gave me Valium for the anxiety and some "butt paste" that was absolutely worthless on the first visit, and they gave me Tylenol 3 and another "butt paste" on the second visit. The codeine in the Tylenol 3 triggered a migraine yesterday, and I spent the whole day in bed.

In the meantime, my literal pain in the ass is becoming a huge pain in the ass! They are thrombosed, which means they are external and have formed blood clots--two, big (relative here.  They are the size of lima beans, but feel like cantaloupes) bulging masses hanging out of my rear end. UGH!

I know this is really, REALLY too much information, but jeezo petes! I have no job, no insurance, no money. There are NO doctors in this area who will accept patients without insurance. My only option is the ER, and I just can't WAIT to get the bill for the two worthless visits I have made thus far.

I spend a good chunk of my day sitting in sitz baths to get some relief and keep the area clean. I use Preparation H wipes to cool and soothe the area. I use witch hazel to try and shrink them. I use prayer to try and stay sane.

On that note, I can't sit here any longer.  Just an update, of sorts. Sorry it is so negative and graphic.


  1. Oy I feel for you D...I haven't had that trouble since my babies were born but I know how horrible it feels... thank you for your compliment on the Lighthouse painting... trust me they don't always turn out as well..but I love that painting. Unfortunately I left it behind :( Hope you feel better soon.

  2. In this area, southern CA, we have so many immigrants that all kinds of doctor centers open up. Oddly not all the doctors speak another language. I found one where the doctor was a gorgeous tall American jewish guy serving a hispanic community. Cheap visit and medicines available there in the office, cheap, stuffed in an envelope. It was good to go there. Actually got healed from what ailed me at the time, a furious foot infection from a cut. Went back for something else later, again great treatment at great price. Told my veterinarian and he took his 3 kids and several of his staff there for flu shots when they weren't available anywhere else. I think someone I know went to a chiropractor for your problem and obtained relief. Might look it up on computer. Try old timers locally. Best wishes.


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