Thursday, January 30, 2014
On January 23rd, my present world changed forever, I stopped breathing!!! Many thanks to the staff of both Transylvanian And Mission hospitals for they saved my life, no doubt about it , and have returned me to the land of the living with a renewed hope and outlook for the future.
I was released from the hospital last night along with a host of guidelines, new medications and physicians to see within the coming week. I am feeling totally wiped out today but know things will continue to improve.
Turns out that I have been on a blood Sugar medication for 10 years metformin that has damaged my remaining kidney as well as other meds that have basically not been doing a thing for my Blood pressure. So my body last Thursday, suddenly swelled with excess fluid, over 20 lbs worth, compressing my heart and lungs and stopped my breathing.
I qoke up last Thursday and haad trouble breathing. After asking my husband to call for help a few times, (last thing I remember), I was rushed by ambulance to 2 hospitals and intubated and was in ICU for 3 days before coming too. God has proven he isn't done with me yet and I am thankful!
A BIG thanks to my daughter Lindsay for the strength, kindness and support she has given me and continues to give me each and every day. A HU?GE but pleasant surprise! She proved to be the capable one to trust as my husband it turns out left me in the ER and went home to care for the dog. Something my daughter is struggling with. And Me too I might add. He says the ER nurse told him to go home so he did!
I could certainly feel overwhelmed at this point but that won't do me any good. SO I have NEW meds, NEW doctors and NEW do's and on'ts to follow from now on. In other words, it's a brand NEW Beginning for ME. Taking things one step at a time, one day at a time! Not giving up!! Thanking God instead!! And Ready for a NEW beginning...