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I'm Sick Of This Dance

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ok...my last blog was about taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back in my recovery... well... life threw me another dance move to add...it was 3 steps back and to the side.... last sunday night i went to the hospital er because fluid was building up in my stomach... they wanted to keep me, but my surgeon said no, he could take care of it in his office...during this time, the hospital doc noticed abnormal swelling in my legs...so she ordered an ultra sound for the next morning...so i go home for the night...thinking all was going to be all right...next morning mom and i go to get ultra sound done...to find out...i have a blood clot half the length of my thigh...so back to the hospital we go....they do a cat scan...where they find a HUGE clot in my lungs and it is affecting my heart...i also have an abscess in my stomach... but blood clots first...i am immediately put on heprin drip and admitted... in my mind, this is not happening...my dd2 is getting married friday night and i am going to be there....period...i was in icu for 2 days...but we still held out hope... even threw the infection from abscess....infection under control....on thursday i talk to doctor in charge about me leaving for 2 hours on friday for my baby's wedding...imagine my suprise when he said NO...no way, no how...the clot in lung was just too big.... i cried... i threw a fit...and yea...even yelled at him....how dare he try to save my life...lol.... luckily for me....the nurses got wind of this...and though i was still way too sick to get snuck out... they could sneak wedding in... i was given a private room, and the sun room on my flood was decorated for wedding...we could could not fit the entire wedding in, but the key players were there...the bride, groom and preacher, my dd1 (matron of honor) and my ds (groomsman and fill in best man), my mom and myself and mother and father of the bride....and though i still had to have my iv in, i was allowed off the oxygen for that time.... all parties were dressed, yes, including me.... and my nurses dressed in the wedding colors...it was beautiful...not the same as me being at the church wedding... but beautiful and memorable just the same... and since it was the first wedding...it was really the official wedding...so the church wedding was the mock one any ways....there is also a story behind all this...see...18 1/2 yrs ago, i was pregnant with dd2...my water broke 11 wks early....i was placed in the hospital on bed rest...same floor...same unit, that i was now on... said baby girl was born a week later and lived in the special needs nursery for the next 6 weeks...yep...on same floor...so it seems her little fight for life has come full circle... as for mine....well... still fighting...i did get to come home today...on many meds.... including coumiden...just like my mom earlier this year.... they also found i have an under active thyroid, which i am now taking meds for... still taking antibiotics for infection, though under control now... and...it will be a couple more weeks before i can return to work...all depends how fast my heart heals and how well my asthma stays under control...so yea...it's been quite a week... some almost fatal...some bad...and sad... but... part...good...very good... and memorable....still wish i could of been there for church wedding...but this was definately a good second best...

so there you have it...me taking recovery to a new twist...

  
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TARHEEL9 8/1/2010 10:02AM

    keeping you in my prayers to stay strong i kno you are a fighter

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L*I*T*A* 6/20/2010 10:54AM

    so sorry to hear about all of this.......yet so glad to hear you were able to participate in the wedding.........
wishing you well soon.........keeping you in my prayers.........blessings and hugs.........lita

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DEB2448 6/18/2010 11:41PM

    Keeping you in my prayers.

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JAYCEE77 6/16/2010 3:21PM

    emoticon Will be saying prayers for you Kitty. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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LINDA! 6/16/2010 1:08AM

    You are really having a terrible time. I am so happy that you have good medical treatment. Take time to heal, rest and we are anxious to have you back to your teams when you are ready.
So happy you were able to see the wedding.

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EDWARDS1411 6/14/2010 9:57PM

    OMG Kitty, you are having a horrible time of it. Surely now all the bad stuff is behind you and you can start moving forward. We're all cheering you on girl!!!
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HDHAWK 6/14/2010 9:17PM

    So glad you are starting to heal and that you got to see your daughter married. No mom would want to miss that! Now, take care of you!

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*MADHU* 6/14/2010 11:53AM

    Thank God that you were diagnosed with DVT and PE in time. PE if undiagnosed for any longer could've been fatal ! God Bless You and I hope and pray for your speedy recovery. I am glad that your DD's wedding went off well and in your presence. Take care.
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RINDY64 6/13/2010 9:10PM

    Thank goodness things are getting under control. and that you got to see the "real" wedding!

Take care of yourself! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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NOMOREDJ 6/13/2010 8:08PM

    I am so relieved that you were able to come back home AND you got to see the REAL wedding!
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Sounds like the Docs & Nurses are wonderful, but I'll keep praying that you don't have to go back in!

Please take care of yourself and let others take care of you, too!!

Miss you!

Debbie

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JIMDAB 6/13/2010 7:07PM

    whew!!!!!!!!! Take care of yourself!!

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DIAMORROW1 6/13/2010 5:34PM

    So glad you are OK. The medical issues really scare me so I am trying to take better care of myself.
BE gentle with yourself and give your body time to heal.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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2 Steps Forward

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

and 3 steps back....that is pretty much how my recovery is going. just when i think i am moving forward, another complication sets in and takes me back....frustrating...but...it also means i am still fighting....refusing to give up...

i do want to thank each of you who have been sending me little notes and goodies :) i do see them...just not able to reply on most days. I am thinking of you all and hope that i can soon be an active part of SP and our teams again soon.

  
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NOMOREDJ 6/11/2010 10:45AM

    Good to "hear" from you. Hope you are up and about soon!
DJ

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LINDA! 6/3/2010 11:26PM

    Hope you are better soon!!! emoticon

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STARTSPARKING 6/3/2010 4:52AM

    You and I have both been on SP for quite awhile by now, and it's hard to keep up the intensity sometimes. I'm glad that we are still hanging on and know that we can always rely on our Spark friends for support. Please take care, and you remain in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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HDHAWK 6/2/2010 9:26PM

    Just keep up with the healing and check in here when you can. Wishing you a speedier recovery!

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EDWARDS1411 6/2/2010 7:20PM

    Hang in there Kitty - we're all cheering you on and wishing you well!!!
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RHALES199 6/2/2010 6:46PM

    I'm sorry that you keep having set backs emoticon emoticon....but, yep, you're sitll kickin'... and fighting, that's what matters :). I'm just happy to see you blogging today :)

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A Long Road...And It's Not Over Yet

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Ok...so i am finally home from the hospital...yea!!! BUT...because i did have a strangulation that we did not know about...means there was a lot more to the hernia surgery than originally planned...so...i'm not healing as fast as i should...so i am home, but with oxygen and lots of meds...oh...and my wonderful help :) Thank God for mommies and kids. So it's a slow recovery...but i am here...more details later, but i did want to give all my wonderful friends that have been sending notes, prayers and goodies a big thank you and that i am in fact alive...

Hugs to each of you.

  
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LINDA! 5/11/2010 8:43AM

    Sorry I missed reading this earlier....hope you are doing much better each and everyday. emoticon

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STRAWBERRYLASS 5/5/2010 1:28AM

    Hi Kitty,

It is so great to hear from you. Sorry you had such a difficult surgery. But, that's great that your kids are giving you lots of help. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers during your recovery. Take care my friend and thank-you for letting us know you are home and on your way to recovering.
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Gentle hugs,
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LADYRINO 5/2/2010 8:36PM

    Glad you are home! We were worried about you!!

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CROOKDHKR 5/2/2010 4:02PM

    Kitty, so glad to see you home! you are in my prayers and thoughts. Please get well soon!

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NOMOREDJ 5/2/2010 12:07PM

    So, good to hear from you! Have been thinking about you.
At least, you are home with your wonderful love ones!
Take Care,
DJ

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STARTSPARKING 5/1/2010 11:39PM

    I'm so glad to hear that you are home safe and sound, my friend. Bless your family for taking such great care of you. You remain in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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HDHAWK 5/1/2010 11:38PM

    Glad to hear you made it home. Take good care and keep us posted!

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*MADHU* 5/1/2010 11:33PM

    It's good to hear that you are back home and on you way to recovery. Get well soon emoticon emoticon

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RHALES199 5/1/2010 10:52PM

    I'm soo happy that, even though things are rougher than you'd thought, that you're home from the hospital! YAY!
Take Care!

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A Long Road...And It's Not Over Yet

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Ok...so i am finally home from the hospital...yea!!! BUT...because i did have a strangulation that we did not know about...means there was a lot more to the hernia surgery than originally planned...so...i'm not healing as fast as i should...so i am home, but with oxygen and lots of meds...oh...and my wonderful help :) Thank God for mommies and kids. So it's a slow recovery...but i am here...more details later, but i did want to give all my wonderful friends that have been sending notes, prayers and goodies a big thank you and that i am in fact alive...

Hugs to each of you.

  


Preparing for surgery

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Just for the record...this is no fun...lol. Yesterday started the no eating anything with seeds in it...today starts the no eating...for 2 days...uhg. and the worse of it is...my dd2's wedding shower is today...now...if that is not bad enough...i also have to take laxatives during this whole shin dig...BUT...the good news is...my hernia will be repaired on Monday...wohoo!!! as for the pain...i know i can live through that...probably better than me going without eating for 2 days actually...lol. at least by my dd2's wedding...i'll be feeling fine :) and though i am kinda scared...never have been a big fan of surgery (i know...like any of us is...lol) but i know God is with me and looking out for me... and after some near misses this week, things that God has been so gracious to let me see how close to death one can come without normally knowing it...i know i will be ok. This week i've had a rock that was hit by a lawn mower hit my back door drivers side window...blew it out...you know...just if i had just been 1 second later, that would of been my window... and possible my head...tell me that isn't a scary thought... and then yesterday...i went a different way home from work...i was going to go straight to ds's school to change his bus route for a couple days while i am in the hospital, but something told me to make this extra stop...which i did, but the stop was so busy, i moved on...then i came up to an accident...you know...judging by the looks of things...had i not made that extra stop... that was only took a minute longer to get me to where i ended up...uh...that could of been me in that accident... and no matter if it had been a small accident (which it wasn't) or as bad as it was...with my hernia (cause of how bad it is)...it could of been life threatening... these things make one think... i have heard that we never know what could happen... how close to death we really are because we don't often see the near misses... i think God has allowed me to see these things so that I know come Monday...He is there. ok...i'm human... and still a little scared...but in my heart...i know God is watching over me and His hand is upon me....it's all going to be ok.

But as the day draws near..i ask my dear friends to please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

  
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AMGRANAT 4/28/2010 2:04PM

    Hope you are doing well!

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STARTSPARKING 4/27/2010 5:30AM

    I hope your surgery went well, and I wish you a very speedy recovery. I'm sorry about the lawn mower incident. So glad you weren't hurt! I was thinking about my own near misses, especially after my car accident a couple of months ago. If circumstances were altered just slightly, I could have been a goner. I am certain God was watching over me that day...

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LINDA! 4/26/2010 9:38AM

    Praying for you!!

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STARLASUE 4/26/2010 7:09AM

    Sending prayers and healing energy.

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LN7777 4/25/2010 7:43PM

    I just had surgery myself. I know how scary it can be. My prayers are with you emoticon

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LN7777 4/25/2010 7:43PM

    I just had surgery myself. I know how scary it can be. My prayers are with you emoticon

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LN7777 4/25/2010 7:43PM

    I just had surgery myself. I know how scary it can be. My prayers are with you emoticon

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PUDLECRAZY 4/25/2010 5:34PM

    It is scary working up to a surgery, but once it is over, you can begin getting back to your old self. Be slow and careful after your hernia surgery. Get pampered and let people do things for you while it heals up.

Wishing you a speedy recovery,
Chris

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LADYRINO 4/25/2010 11:54AM

    Prayers are going your way!

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MOCNVW23 4/25/2010 10:56AM

    Will be praying for you, and hoping for a speedy recovery.
Missy

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WILDCARD1 4/24/2010 8:33PM

    I had the accident thing happen to me this week too! If I hadn't stopped at the library, it could have been bad.

I am praying for you as you prepare for the surgery, and I will be praying for you on Monday as you have the surgery! Keep staying positive!

hugs,
Bobbi

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NOMOREDJ 4/24/2010 3:07PM

    Praying for ya!
Keep us posted as best you can!
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Debbie

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HDHAWK 4/24/2010 12:01PM

    Wishing you well come Monday and hope you'll be on the mend in no time! emoticon

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PEACHES_3954 4/24/2010 8:34AM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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LILPAT3 4/24/2010 8:33AM

    I'll pray for you. You will feel soooo uch better once your hernia is fixed. God Bless. emoticon

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BLAZINGPHOENIX 4/24/2010 8:32AM

    He sure is! I'll be saying prayers for you too. I was completely freaked out with my shoulder surgery in Decemeber but it all worked out very well I am happy to say. I know you're will too!
Lorraine

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