Thursday, April 24, 2014

Today was my lucky day! After 5 nights, I was finally able to come home. Tonight I will finally able to get some much needed rest. It’s nice to be home with my girl Subie (and of course Chris). She has spent most of the day by my side, snuggling on the couch. 

My discharge came in good time since tomorrow is Chris’s birthday. We won’t be doing much in the way of celebrating, but at least we wont be at Smilow. This will be Chris’s last year in his twenties. Yes, he is rapidly turning into an old man. Happy Birthday Chris, I’m not sure what I would do without you. You make difficult times like this past week feel manageable. This has been one crazy journey, but I’m glad we are on it together. 

Till next time…KMS 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Well…I was unexpectedly admitted to Smilow yesterday afternoon with neutropenic fever. So I’m blogging from NP 11 tonight.  All is well, I just have to get IV antibiotics for a couple of days. I also need to stay fever free which isn’t going so well for me. I’ve had temps all day today. It isn’t ideal that I’m here for Easter, but it is out of my control. So as always, I will take it one step @ a time and go with the flow. It’s definitely not fun being the patient. Ironically enough, I was on call this weekend, so I was supposed to be admitting people not having myself admitted. Having a neutropenic fever can be very dangerous because I don’t have any white blood cells to fight infection. So I have been poked, prodded and swabbed in numerous places that we won’t mention to find the cause of my fevers.  

Of course Chris has been here through everything and my parents came up today after just getting home from vacation. We all agreed that Easter just doesn’t like me! Last Easter was when I got very sick with nausea and vomiting. This year I decided to spend it at Smilow. Your life can be thrown off course in a matter of seconds when you have cancer. Yesterday I was planning on making a variety of deviled eggs and a special desert. The next second I was packing a bag to come to Smilow. If I let every bump in the road get me down I would be a very unhappy person, so I take it in stride and hope for the best.

Till next time…KMS