costo is no bueno

so remember my little thing called costochondritis?
well, the first perscription was a no go. 
so then she perscribed me some steriods.
no go.
i then started to get really worried that something serious was wrong.
so back to the doc i went.
and again, she pushed and listened.
and again, she says i have costochondritis.
(there goes $20)
so she prescribes me yet another anti inflammatory. 

an older and stronger one.

well, if you know anything about anti inflammatories, they are very hard on your stomach and can cause ulcers and stuff like that.

so i take one with lunch.

one with dinner.

all is well.

we go to sleep.
then i wake up abruptly at 3:00 in the most excruciating stomach pain known to man.

seriously.  thought.  i.  was.  dying.
i rolled over, "lincoln, i think i'm dying."
"you always think you're dying."

(it's true.)

i can barely walk to the kitchen where i decide maybe if i eat something it will go away.

then my body says, NO WAY and detours to the bathroom.

(and we'll skip the details of this part)

...and then i felt... "better."
except when lying down.  that was no bueno.
so i propped up some pillows and tried to fall asleep sitting up.

terribly fun night, let me tell you.

but the whole point to this story
and the best part of it all...

i sat there propped against my pillows and spent the next few minutes asking lincoln about human anatomy.  and what organ is right here and what it's functions are.  (he's smart.)  i just was trying to figure out what the heck was happening inside my body!  basically this was no "stomach ache," it was my intestines getting very VERY angry.

and do you know what else?  he never complained or got mad at me for waking him up at 3:00 in the morning and then asking him anatomy questions.

when i was done, he held my hand until i fell asleep.

p.s.  i've been too scared to take any more of that crap, so my little heart pains are quite prevalent and my ribs quite tender.   go away, costochondritis!


Laura said...

Yikes. When I read the first part of your post I thought you were being funny - COSTCOchondritis.


Not funny at all. I hope you get that worked out soon and fast. Do whatever you can to get it seen to, ok? I went home to Scotland because there was stuff going on with me. I still don't have answers. Get answers and feel better.

Michelle said...

yuck! I'm sorry to hear that! With how much you guys are working you need a good night's sleep!

Hope you feel better soon!!

kara lynn said...

i am so sorry!

but on a happy note i read your title and i thought it said"costco no bueno" and i was thinking whaaat?

Anonymous said...

I second that, "GO AWAY, COSTOCHONDRITIS!" I forgot they diagnosed it as something. Yuck, Jalene! I'm sorry that you're insides are being irresponsible and obnoxious. :( I'm glad you have a good and patient husband to take care of you.

P.S. When I first read that title I thought you were dissing Costco! Heaven forbid! ;)

communikate. said...


Hope all gets well soon dear!

MemoriesofaDestiny said...

What a good hubby! haha I really hope you get better soon! :(

Natalie said...

sometimes the medication is worse than the actual problem... ironic, isn't it? I hope you feel better!

katrina said...

uhg no fun! im sorry. at least you have a wonderful husband to take care of you.

feel better.

and i too thought you were dissing costco hahaha

Kelly's Adventures said...

I've had Costocondritis for 5 years now, it is no fun, I have had to try many medications as well and its really scary because you do think its your heart! They finally have me on anti-anxity meds because Costocondritis can be caused by stress and that seems to really help, but everyone is different, there are online support groups too which I always find helpful to know that I am not going through this alone!