Tuesday, January 10, 2012
So, recently I was having back pain I thought it was from the gym but a visit to the Hemophilia Clinic revealed I have both a kidney infection and perhaps a knee bleed. I'm on antibiotics and received 4 units of Fresh Frozen Plasma. Blood work showed that all of my levels are good and I had an ultrasound showed everything is normal. I had an allergic reaction to the plasma and had to have benedryl which is never fun because the hives are so itchy and the benedryl really knocks me out. Anyways, the good part of the day was that my Dad came up to visit me. I was transferred over to the ward and Dad and looked at pictures on his laptop. Looking at the pictures made me feel like a person, like someone who travelled, who had good times and has people who love them and reminded me that I have a wonderful full life and I am not just some diseased thing sitting in a bed with cords and drugs being pumped into me.
While I was in the hospital I spent an hour with two other roomates one older man with cancer and another older lady also with cancer.
It reminded me of the last time I was in the hospital in August, in the exact same room in the exact same bed unfortunately my roomate at that time has since passed away. She was a wonderful roomate, so warm and friendly.
It brings me back to my notion that I am very lucky to be here, we are all very lucky to be alive and while I am here I want to do the best I can with the short time we have! I don't know what that is yet but I'm working on it!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
So, last night we rang in the new year with good food and good friends! Since it's the new year I thought it would be a good idea to take a moment and look back at the year we've had. First of all we celebrated New Years 2011 in Newfoundland which in my opinion you can't ask for any better than that! February was a bad month in that I ended up in the hospital for a few nights with a leg bleed, then in March Zane tore his calf muscle and was off work for three months. I started working full time in March so that was good Zane also became a Journeyman Electrician in 2011. In August I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and ended up in the hospital for a few days and in November I had one of the hardest things I ever had to deal with my in my life. I missed my darling sisters wedding because of my health. I was never so disappointed and hurt in all of my life. December was also a very hard month in that I had to work 12 days straight leading up to Christmas and I found it very stressful However, after work finished up for the year things got a lot better we have a beautiful Christmas with our families and rang in the new year in good health so although we have had lots of ups and downs I have hope that 2012 will be a great year. I'm looking forward to good health, to going to Paris in July and to going to Newfoundland for my wonderful friend Stephanie's wedding! I am also praying that all my friends and family have a healthy year!