Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Might as well start things off with a bang

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! 


  1. I'm sorry to hear the troubles you're starting the year off with. I hope the rest of the month smooths out for you. Here's to a fantastic 2012!

  2. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I'm feeling a bit better now! Thank god!