Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spent the night in the ER

I have gone all 6 months of chemo and never even had the sniffles. Now that I'm done with chemo, I have had strep with the kids 3 weeks ago and my cough never went away. A few days ago I was getting a pain in my left shoulder area and it increasingly got worse. Finally yesterday I was in so much pain that I went to my doctor. It was almost 5pm and they do not do X-rays or anything in the office. Monday or Tuesday my doctor was going to get me in for a chest X-ray to check for pneumonia. Needless to say the fevers started and I hurt to even walk. The only benefit to having stage 4 cancer is that the ER will get you out of the ER lobby really quick and back to a room so you are away from the general public. lol They ended up admitting me last night (Friday night) but there was no rooms available upstairs so Deron and I spent the night in a very small room in the over flow area. As usual, we got very little sleep. The doctor came this morning and it was a bit safer for me to be at home rather in the hospital with all the crud going around. They have me on antibiotics and mild pain meds to ease my chest pain. I have limited time for my body to heal and get rid of this junk before surgery. I was really wanting to walk and ride my bike as much as possible over the next two weeks to gain a bit of endurance so I wasn't so weak for surgery. I guess I'll have to lay low for a few more days. The hospital and I have a love hate relationship right now. lol And the journey continues...



Carol Urban said...

Hi. I found your blog last week from a link on another colon cancer survivor's page.

I'm Carol. I was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in Sept 2007. I had two surgeries and six months of chemo and now the doctors tell me I'm a miracle and the cancer is gone.

I wanted to check to see how you are doing. I read the entry about being in the ER and haven't seen another entry since that one.

Becca said...

Just wanted you to know that you have prayers coming from Nebraska. I think of you often!