A Hard Month in February: Recap of Spesis and Recovery

Recap from Facebook Posts from February 2015 Written on Feb. 4, 2015 Been having a rough few weeks. Many of my conditions are in a flare up. In and out of paralysis with my arms and legs. Abdominal pain and nausea have been a bit rough today. Low sugars from not being able to eat. […]

Just Part of the New Normal

Dec. 9, 2014 I wrote this back in Dec.: Amazing how I have been adjusting to such a new normal. One day I can feel overtaken by sickness and pain, and then come tomorrow I have already let go of how hard the day had been. On to the new. Only two weeks ago I […]

Food: How I Miss You, How I Wish I Could Have You Every Day. Struggles of a Broken Stomach: Gastroparesis.

Aug. 1, 2014 August is the national awareness month for Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis from a patient’s point-of-view: I struggle with a condition called gastroparesis which causes the stomach to have an inability to empty properly, which can make eating and even drinking fluids limited most days and even impossible on bad days. I believe this condition is much more devastating, […]

Good News

Aug. 27, 2013 Good News! Having a good day! I got my biopsy results back today from the enlarged right sided lymph node, not cancer! Yay! Very happy. The results suggest an infection, so I will be meeting with a doctor who specializes in infections soon. Hopefully we will get some answers. I did a […]

Low Blood Pressure

Aug. 18, 2013 Just a fast update: Forgive me for not being able to respond to emails lately. The last week my blood pressure has been really low. It is low while sleeping, while waking and all throughout the day and night. I am very dizzy and it makes writing and reading very hard. I’m […]

Last Hospital Stay for a Few Days

May 11, 2013 Was admitted to hospital May 3 for pain, high white blood cell count and fever. Looks like I had an infection somewhere. I had a good team of doctors and staff working to find answers. Thankful for always being in such good hands. After few days the infection and fever were controlled […]

Recovery, Home Sweet Home

Oct. 22, 2012 My last day in the hospital I was in good spirits and more than ready to go home. And now I’ve been home from the hospital for about a week recovering from my last surgery (adhesions/twisted colon). What should have been a simple 5-7 day hospital stay turned into 18 days. I […]

Still in Hospital with Hives and Fever

Oct. 8, 2012 I’ve been in the hospital 12 days now. I had surgery to remove adhesions and to fix a twist in my intestines. I had a picc line with TPN. I did well with recovery and we thought I was about to go home but then a few days ago I noticed itchy hives […]

Latest Doctor Visits and Update

July 31, 2012 Last week I had a fever and really bad chills, headache, some swollen lymph nodes, a tight neck, some strange bruising that I’ve had for few months that started to spread and some pain inside of my bones – no sign of cold or flu. I was not doing well and I […]

Julie – 2 Day Post TP/AIT Fever and Chest Pain

May 21, 2011 Okay, now we need all the prayers that you can offer up…Julie’s blood pressure has dropped and she is having chest pain and some heart “fluttering”. The hospital has been calling and paging cardiologists but no one is answering (of course, it’s the weekend). She also has a 100.8 degree fever. Dale […]