Thursday, September 26, 2013


Sometimes I consider myself weak because I'm sick 80% of my life. Recently I spent a few days in the hospital. I have pneumonia. Again. During my stay I had a CT chest scan with contrast dye (no more dye with be given to me ever). I had such a bad reaction I am now allergic to it.

I also had to have blood gases taken. Blood gases is a procedure used to determine how much oxygen is in your body. A needle has to be jammed in your wrist at your pulse point. Still with me?? You have to remain completely still or the procedure has to be redone. So much pain :(. My blood oxygen level was 64%. Normal is 100%. I was definitely sick.

I've been through a lot in the last two weeks. Chemo treatment, paramedics twice, and too much money spent on copays. Many couldn't deal with half of the things I do and survive. I guess I am strong. Much stronger than I give myself credit.