My pain returned a few moments after my last post. I went to the hospital today. They took me in the emergency room. The process lasted around 5 hours. It wouldn't have been so bad except that the lack of stimulus left me with nothing to focus on but my pain.
The doctor mentioned stress-induced ulcers and gallstones and possible sources. There was a brief moment where I pondered using it as a badge of my discipline. However, the blood tests revealed that the problem was instead the third option he listed, acute pancreatitis. It can come from nowhere so it's more like being cursed by the universe.
They gave me some medicine to handle nausea and some painkillers that have yet to kick in. There doesn't seem to be anything for the inflammation itself though. I find that a bit confusing.
The CAT scan showed my case to be moderate so they gave me the option of staying in the hospital. I decided to come home so I would have something other than discomfort to focus on. Hopefully I can get the details of the bland diet right.
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