Hospitals are not my favorite places. Every time I enter into one my hands get clammy and a nervous feeling rushes over my body, so being simply told by my mom that they would come up and take me, brought me so much comfort. As I waited for my parents arrival, I emailed my professor and I tried my best to get some work done. However, because I was up till 4 AM the night before, this was a bit of a challenge.
As much as I didn't want to go
I had hope that maybe receiving this medication
Would allow me to rest
I got to the ER at about 5:30PM and was seen by six. This was the first time that I had received IV medication since going GF, so I was a little nervous, but thankfully everything went smoothly and doctors made sure all the medication "celiac safe" as they called it. Prior to calling the ER to let them know I was coming, my doctor even called a pharmacist to make sure the over the counter medication he wanted me on after I left the ER was GF! After receiving two doses of pain medications and a bag of fluids, I was sent home with a heavy dose pain medication and feeling drowsy, yet still in pain. My parents opted to stay over night to make sure I would be comfortable over night.
The funny part of this was, my mom had to call four different hotels, before we could get a reservations. Seriously, what was everyone doing in Scranton on a weekday?! After getting to the hotel the medication finally "kicked in" (It always seems to take me longer), and I quickly fell asleep.
This was the first night in 4 days that got a few hour of good sleep!
Early the next morning I came back to my dorm, and got right back in bed, while my mom and dad headed to Wegman's. I knew there was no way I was going to want to cook (nor do I have an appetite) so my parents brought me back foods that would make it easier for me, like Bell & Evans chicken tenders, Udi's bagels, and Honey Nut Chex. Plus, I had homemade soup that was ready to microwave that my mom brought up on Sunday.
I made it through 6 hrs of class last night, and my one class today. All I can say is thank goodness it's Thursday (I don't have classes Friday)!! While the pain meds are helping a little I am still in a lot of pain and trying to break the pain cycle. Thankfully, the medication has allow to sleep, and I was able to get on the bike today for the first time since tuesday
I want to be back to my "normal self"
But I refuse to loose hope
I have always been a fighter and will continue to be
There is much work to catch up on
But all I can do is
Take it hour by hour
And day by day
Remaining as positive as I possibly can
Today I am thankful for all the words of encouragement and prayers that were being sent my way this week.