Monday, December 08, 2008
I just want to say thank you to everyone who has stopped and commented on my blogs, left comments on my spark page and sent spark goodies to me. I really appreciate them and all my wonderful friends and family here on Spark. I would not be where I am today if not for you, your support and encouragement. I am getting my "thank you" comments written and delivered but it is taking me a while. Please bear with me and forgive me for being slow. I seem to be really tired and napping quite a bit, but drinking what seems like gallons to keep the kidneys functioning and eating as healthy as I can with no appetite...should be a good thing! lol
In the midst of all the ice and snow, Ken took me in to visit with McKenzie on Saturday. We didn't know how bad the roads were until after we were on them. The closer we got to her house, the more ice there was on the roads. Cars were just creeping along. But we had a wonderful visit with her and her parents. She did my hair and makeup and tap danced for us. This is her first year of tap and she loves it. She also showed off how good her back beds and back flips are getting. She isn't afraid to try anything. So much happiness just spills out of her onto everyone she is around. What a blessing she is. By the time we left, the roads had all been salted and were just wet.
I am hoping to talk to my new surgeon tomorrow (office hours Tuesday-Friday), and possibly get the necessary tests completed and maybe schedule my final surgery for the end of this week or next by the latest. God has been so wonderful to me during this time...if He leads me to it, He will help (carry) me through it...He is a true and faithful God and has always been there for me and will continue to do so.
May He continue to bless each of you as richly as he has me. May we all remember the reason for the season well into the New Year and beyond.
God...from whom all blessings flow
All of you, my spark friends and family
My DD and Ken who continue to help care for me
My wonderful neighbors who continue to check on me
McKenzie, who brings the sunshine even on the coldest of days
All my blessings whether big or small and are too numerous to list
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment on my blogs. I love you!!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
I just want to let everyone know that I am home from the hospital now. However I still have to go back and have the blockage removed from the left kidney. The original surgeon returned back to his office from vacation on Monday. He called the nurses at the hospital and asked what was going on with me but never bothered to stop in to see me on Monday or Tuesday. Since he was planning on doing nothing until my original surgery date of Dec. 9, my regular doctor went ahead and released me to come home on Bactrim since that is the antibiotic that worked toward killing the staph. The staph was resistant to the Cipro which I had been receiving daily…but that is a case of waiting for the cultures to come back to know which antibiotic will actually work. The surgeon’s office called this afternoon and wanted to call in an antibiotic for me. When I told her I was on bactrim, she was offended and wanted to know how I got it…who prescribed it, etc.
In order to change surgeons at this point, I have to go to the original surgeon’s office, sign myself out as his patient, and get my records and take to the new surgeon, and he will take it from there. So believe me, first thing tomorrow morning I will do that and will stop by the new surgeon’s office and leave whatever paperwork they give me, get on his schedule for a consultation and reschedule the surgery. I don’t think it will make a difference one way or the other because I won’t be finished with the antibiotic series until Wednesday. I would rather they don’t go messing around much with the staph infection still there as I don’t need that being sent into my heart or brain and scattered elsewhere in my system. I don’t know if changing the doctors is the wisest choice at this point, but I know that I no longer have any faith or trust in the original surgeon. So again I am just taking it one day at a time…one small step at a time. Life does have to go on and it is what we make of it.
I am just so thankful for everything that has been done …that God has given the doctors the knowledge and equipment to take care of these problems as they arise and that we have the freedom of choice...to chose the doctors, etc that we want for our care.
I am most thankful for all the prayers and thought s that were sent my way or said on my behalf… without these I would not be where I am today.
Thankful for my DD who doesn’t want to leave me for any reason…finally got some of that worked out and she went to work today
Most of all my faith and my belief that has sustained me through everything in life!!!
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