Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Back to "normal

"Well I am home and settled in. The kids are full of energy and I am not. Gosh I wish I had 1/10th of what they have. Oh how I could clean the house and get all my chores

I missed my family so much. This weekend we are decorating my parents Christmas tree and having a family dinner with my brother's family. It should be fun!

Next week we are going to take the kids to chop down our first"real"Christmas tree. The others have always been fake ones in the past. I just want the kids to experience a real tree for once.

This should be a fun date because hopefully Dave and I will come back refreshed from or night away. We plan to go states side to finish our Christmas shopping. It is nice to have American be less than Canadian for once in my Now I know why the Americans come our way every year.

Just before I headed in to the hospital for my last "spa"treatment, we had manage to rake and bag leaves, but we had some fun in between. Hugs to everyone!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Can you say "Go home?"

The cyst situation is under control. The bowel obstruction is no longer an issue, and the best thing is the pain is totally gone!
I feel tired, but not weak, which for a change is so nice when leaving a hospital. Dave will be picking me up around dinner time, and I can go home to a nicely cleaned house ( the housekeeper was there today) and spend some time with just my husband.
The kids are staying overnight at Dennis and Angie's , which is great. I can get settled in at my own pace, not at my kids.
So off I go to my home. Back to the old grind and loving it. Lots of paperwork to catch up on this week, but looking forward to it! I have several clients booked starting in two weeks, so that gives me time to get prepared.
My friends and family have been great, thank you so much for your prayers and your support.
I can't wait to get home. I promise to take it easy this coming week. I will be seeing a naturopathic doctor ASAP to get the bowels and immune system up to date.
Christmas here I come.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mistreated and I am not going to take it!

I have to start this off by stating I have been participating in a ongoing battle with my "Unattached" assigned doctor. I won't mention her name. She has actually stopped my pain meds, with the added reply "I will book a pshyc appointment for you"I asked her if she thought my pain was in my head. Her reply Ï think you think you feel your pain"I lost it. I called patient advocacy. Too make a long story short, we are working things out. But still no pain meds because the latest CT scan (which I demanded) shows a small obstruction in my bowel, so since pain killers constipate you, no drugs for me. Also in addition to that we found a cyst on my ovary, explaining why I have so much pain. I said to the doctor today when I got these results"So I guess my pain is legate, huh?"She replied yes, but until the obstruction is cleared, no drugs for me.
I am so tired of doctors making me feel like a five year old. Because they have their licence it automatically gives them the right to treat you like an idiot. Whatever.
I have dealt with a lot of doctors in my time and I can count on one hand how many where nice to me and actually listened.
This doctor prescribed a sleeping pill for me, knowing I have WPW( Wolf Parkins White) a heart condition, and on the manufactures page it states do no prescribe to those with heart conditions, this medicine can cause tachycardia and arrhythmia. My heart was beating all over the place this morning. To say the least she stopped the pill.
I can't wait to get out of here! I want to go see my naturopathic doctor and get my immune system boosted. Life in the hospital sucks.
Thanks to my parents and mother in law for helping with the kids. My parents aren't going to know how to deal with the quiet and spare time once I am out.
I also want to thank all my friends for their phone calls, emails, and any one who is planning to drop things off at my parents. You can't imagine how much it helps.
Most of all I want to thank my husband, who has been my knight in shining armor. I know he is trying to juggle work, kids, house and everything else and keep his sanity about his wife being in the hospital again.
I couldn't manage staying in this hell hole without all the help of everyone. Thank you just doesn't seem enough.
I hope to get out of here soon, but I am not going to rush out. I promised my family that I won't leave till I am well.
Right now still in pain, still full of poop, and waiting on OBGYN consult, a consult from ( a doctor who checks your kidneys?) and a few other tests. So I will probably be here for the weekend, but who knows. Still on clear fluid diet, which sucks!
Add our family to your prayers.
Parker is doing great in school and just got over a bug. Annika is sassy but running a high fever the last two days, so it kills me to be in here.
Pray that all is well. Give my parents and husband the strength to cope and pray to keep all healthy.
God Bless everyone, till I can rant and rave again. My sanity is stable, I!

I moved to room 6 on the 6th floor so 8106 bed B. TTYL
Hugs, Kimberly

Thursday, November 15, 2007

At spa Met again. Guess I didn't get enough the last time!

Well I woke up Tuesday November 13th with upper belly pains. I tried to pleasantly ignore them. I swallowed extra peglyte, even though I had been having bowel movements regularly. The hot water bottle came out of hiding, and I went to an all fluid diet just as a precaution. On Wednesday the 14th, I could no longer ignore the pain. I was crying openly in front of my kids, so I knew it was time to go in to the spa. My mother came and got the kids and made all appropriate phone calls, including one to David who is hunting 8 hrs away at the cabin. My good friend Nicky Syed drove me in, with a few threats of using her virgin"On Star" ambulace button.
Her son Daniel was riding in the backseat, what a doll. He happened to be heading into Met for an appoinment with a new ped doctor. So the heavens were working things out for me. I was taken into ER after a 1hr and 15 minute wait ( which is really good for this hospital) and with Nicky my "cystic fibrosis"doula.....she was acting like a determined , caring friend. She got the doctor to read my chart faster so I can get the much needed pain meds. I call her my cf doula because let me tell you I needed direction to get in control of my pain. So do you guys think I am in pain? It took 20 mg of Morphine, 200 of fentanyl and 100 mg of demerol to finally get ahead of the pain. Now I am on Gravol and Demoral by needle! Ouch , this floor doesn't give pain meds by IV, only injections. I have puked so much that my throat is raw! Iwill be seeing a GI doctor in the next 24 hours so hopefully we will get answers soon. I am in room 7, Bed A on the 6th floor of Met hospital. I am not in much spirits for visitors, but emails or phone calls are welcomed.
Once Dave gets home, he will take the kids, but for now my wonderful, amazing, caring parents are watching them. Some people will call or email me asking what can they do to help. Well make a few meals or cookies, anything really, and take it to my parents, or a gas card for the trips back and forth, or send me flowers....hehe just kidding on the last one.My parents live at 2249 Division Rd., N., in Kingsville. Their number is 519-733-3955.
I hate having the kids being taken care of my parents, but like my dad said "I wish we could do more kiddo! " Little do my parents know that they are the world to me and my family. They truly are amazing people. I pray that I can get better so when my mom plans her shoulder surgery, that I can be there to groom for her so she won't lose an income. We are still waiting for the variance to pass on the property so we can add on to the back house to fit our little family and to be only yards from my parents.We just had the new septic system put in , and now waiting for the final paperwork for the permit. We have one neighbour who is beeing a total idiot about us adding on , and is fighting us all the way to the variance meeting. Hopefully God see fit that everything runs smoothly.
To all my friend and relatives, especially my extended cf family. god Bless , stay health and put our family in your prayers, Please.

xoxoxo Kimberly

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Family Update-Hospital November 2007

Well Now that I am out of the hospital for a kidney infection, my strength is getting better, and I am cleaning like my old self again. I had to dress the kids in their costumes for Halloween at the hospital. How sad is that? I hat being in those places, especially when you get sent home to heal from one ailment, to be put back in the hospital for 36 hours I.V from catching the Norwalk bug that the hospital was closed down for. Wish me luck!