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I Don't Know if I can Ever Recover...

Jan 07, 2009 - 1 comments
Tags:

Infection

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hospitalization



I am home again after 3 nights in the hospital... I had a high fever and my dr was worried I had an infection from the J-tube. Nope. They were worried I had blood sepsis ? or something... I have been on VERY strong antibiotics since the pneumonia and kidney infections so I don't understand how I could get anything else!!!

Anyway... it turns out that I have some type of problem with my intestines not absorbing nutrients. My doctor says I need at least DOUBLE the calories in my J-tube to maintain my weight... and more to gain anything! The nurses locked my bathroom because they thought I was vomiting! I was NOT. I have not made myself vomit at ALL. I am not eating much anymore because I don't have to with the J-tube.

Honestly - I think I'm just going to stay sick. I don't think I can get better.

I Don't Know if I can Ever Recover...

Jan 07, 2009 - 1 comments
Tags:

Infection

,

hospitalization



I am home again after 3 nights in the hospital... I had a high fever and my dr was worried I had an infection from the J-tube. Nope. They were worried I had blood sepsis ? or something... I have been on VERY strong antibiotics since the pneumonia and kidney infections so I don't understand how I could get anything else!!!

Anyway... it turns out that I have some type of problem with my intestines not absorbing nutrients. My doctor says I need at least DOUBLE the calories in my J-tube to maintain my weight... and more to gain anything! The nurses locked my bathroom because they thought I was vomiting! I was NOT. I have not made myself vomit at ALL. I am not eating much anymore because I don't have to with the J-tube.

Honestly - I think I'm just going to stay sick. I don't think I can get better.

Happy New Years!

Jan 01, 2009 - 0 comments

I am home after almost 3 weeks in the hospital! I am so happy to be home. I am exhausted and happy at the same time! I had a kidney infection and pneumonia caused by aspiration. I had tons of tests in the hospital and all of my doctors agreed to put in a J-tube. I am actually relieved. I am gaining weight with the tube and I can also drink and eat whatever I want...

Hoping for a better year!

Something not Right...

Dec 09, 2008 - 0 comments
Tags:

colonoscopy

,

nervous

,

sleeping



I feel like I'm getting sick. My chest was burning so badly during my run just now and I've been coughing... I just don't have the same energy that I was feeling for the past few weeks. I think I would feel much better if I could get some sleep. I have only been able to get 3 or 4 hours of straight sleep! I have been awake most of the night reading and now I think I might be ready to close my eyes for a couple of hours of sleep I HOPE!

I am very nervous about some upcoming tests - I have a colonoscopy scheduled to look into some bleeding I have been having on and off... ugh - I am not looking fwd to this. I won't be awake but I am nervous. Maybe that's not helping with my sleeping!

Gotta go put my head on a pillow!