Not sure how to start my post. I have been sick since Christmas Eve. Didn’t want go E.R are miss bn my family for the holidays. I finally decided to go to E.R Saturday after Christmas, long as my count was good, they didn’t keep me. I thought I was getting better and ended up worse then Christmas. Two more hospital visits before I was bless with doctor who knew what to do when it comes to my illness. Tuesday morning, I was brought back to E.R, but what a wait cause hospital was book. I know I cried so much that the pain got worse every time. 6 hours waiting to be seen. once I got in back, it went smoothly. Had a good doctor and nurse. I couldn’t walk the first few days. I can walk a lil now but legs still bothering me. I got two units first day here, didn’t work as soon as I got it. Brought my count up to 9, has drop to the 7’s now. Praying it doesn’t drop anymore. I’m still here cause of pain n count dropping. Hoping go home tomorrow but only time will tell. I’ll end it for now and share more at another time. Pray everyone had a good Christmas and New Year. GOD Bless
Its been awhile since I been able to post and just enjoy blogging. So since September come in, I have been loving the fact its my month to bring awareness about sickle cell. I’m on Facebook a lot and in many groups dealing with my illness. Seems so many our the warriors have died. I had got to the point of why am I fighting when we get treated so poorly when we go to er. That be another post for another time. I hope to share some stuff through the month about some of the things and so many other go through. My doctor appoint on Tuesday went very well, my blood count is highest it ever been. I haven’t been transfuse since early June. Don’t even get me started on that hospital stay and how many times it took before they took me serious about my pain. Even though counts r good, can’t say the same about my headaches, they have got worse. Lets just say I’m taking more meds to get them in check. I’m trying to stay on top of them and not get ct scan. It could mean many things. Another post later down the road. I had eye appoint last month, it went so so. they have to stay on top of them. I’m on eye drops and have to wear glasses. I’m nearsighted big time Sorry to make the post so long, but its been awhile since I posted and wanted to do mini update.
I’m hoping to visit many blogs over the weekend.
Living With Sickle Cell Anemia
Today isn’t a good day. I’m so not enjoying the weather. Taking one day at a time, is easy said then done, when your body is screaming pain every which way. The E.R did call and check up on me yesterday, asking if I was feeling better then then day before, I told them no. I’m trying hold out to Tuesday, since I see my blood doctor. I don’t know if I can do that right now. My labs may have came back good, but my body is telling me another story, I don’t know what more to say. I was glad I didn’t have a long wait Friday, only thing I didn’t like is the medicine they gave me. Seems my headaches are getting worse, migraine medicine not working anymore and I don’t want to up my doses to 100. Me and hospital seem to be at Whits in st the time been. My whole left back is either sore. I can’t lay on it, or touch it. I have pain shooting up. And my left arm is doing the most. Sighs… IMA love it when I have a day or even a week with of no pain. I’m on break to Wednesday, so thankful for that Blessing….
Living With Sickle Cell Anemia…
I’m so thankful for all the prayers and comments and even the likes, truly touch my heart. I had been sick for over a month,and trying to stay strong while in school, but got to the point I just couldn’t take it anymore. Ended up at the E.R Monday afternoon,let me tell you, that was the longest time I ever had to wait to be seen. If I was in the mood to write a story on E.R, that would be one of them, with so many lovely and not so lovely stories to share with you all around the world. Lets just say, I didn’t get seen to about 7:30 that night, yep you read correctly and yes I type correctly. I was not a happy person, let me tell you. I got admitted but didn’t get put on the floor to the next morning. I was blessed with kind doctor and lovely nurses, and some cute male nurses if I do say so myself 🙂 I had transfusion, only one unit, which I’m thankful for. My doctor is smart now, he starts ahead of time to look for my blood. Whew, because you know I be still in their waiting, so im home, with the love one’s. I really wasn’t in the mood to post from hospital. I basically just got some rest, because I havent been sleeping since I havent been feeling good. I was my first hospital stay since the new year, so that’s truly a Blessings. If you was with me last year, you know how much that means to me and where I’m coming from. Right now, I’m doing some catch up with my studies, so hopefully soon as I’m caught up or when the term is over I can give blogging some more of my attention. I have read all the comments, just haven’t had time to approve them. I can honestly say my hemoglobin was good before I got put in but my retic count wasn’t because I was in so much pain, it end up dropping and he though I would need 2 units of blood. I know I’m everywhere with this post, sorry about that. I try to do another one real soon to keep you all updated. I do have doctor appointed in a few days, to see how everything going on. I pray all is well with each and every one of you. God Bless 🙂
Day 1, Living With Sickle Cell Anemia
I’m in the hospital, I have been here since yesterday afternoon. I started feeling bad Tuesday. I felt my legs going out on me while I was out grocery shopping, but I just shook it off. SO yesterday, I started feeling bad and decided to come to E.R. Honestly I didn’t think I would get put in the hospital, I was trying to hold out to January to be honest. I’m in need of transfusion, I have to get 2 units as of right now. I never been in hospital over Christmas Holidays, so if I’m still here, this be the first time. I done had some great nurse, who I done had before. Well really don’t have much to say as of right now, hope to have more to say in next post. I hope everyone have a good Christmas, and Happy Holidays! God Bless 🙂
Living With Sickle Cell Anemia
Its been awhile since I have blog about my illness, I have actually being doing good since last week, I was in pain and was trying to handle it so I could take my finals, but ended up going to the E.R Monday. Something told me I wasn’t going to be able to hold out that long, but I was planning on trying and almost made it. The trip to the E.R went good, everything came back good, so I didn’t have to get put in the hospital and that’s always good news to hear 🙂 I actually had made doctor appointment for thursday and had to cancel that appointment since my finals got reschedule for that date. I ended up seen my doctor the next day and of course put on more meds, I must say I’m starting to hate taking pills. Pills to prevent me from getting sick, pills to help with the pain, so I don’t have to go in the hospital or doctor. I must say I have being to E.R since June so thats good, haven’t being put in the hospital since June as well. I’m praying this good year for me. I need a good year, when it comes to school and my health. I know a lot of you all have been with me through all this, so you all understand where I’m coming from. I have a few days off, I start my new classes next week, and I must say I think I’m ready! This month is SICKLE CELL AWARENESS MONTH. I actually had good experience this time around, I wonder did I have a good experience with the nurses and doctors, because I haven’t being in for a while. It does makes me wonder. One of the nurses I’m use to was letting me know she’ll be leaving the hospital and taking on another career, something she be doing for over 20 years. She is pretty much the main nurses that know how to access my port, because some nurses just don’t know what they doing. All the good one’s have to leave. WHY? If you know someone, or you yourself have trait or the disease, go out and support the cause. ITS TIME TO GET MORE AWARENESS FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE.
Living With Sickle Cell Anemia (Update)
I have been home since Monday, and getting much rest 🙂 Usually I would’ve been shared a post with you all soon as I made it home, but still haven’t bn feeling 100 percent yet! June hasn’t been good month for me, I have had doctor appointments and a few E.R visits but kept getting the okay from E.R because my blood count looked okay but my retic count kept going up. If you have posted in one of my Word of the Wise , you have seen the conversation I had with Kim 🙂 My thing was, I knew something was wrong, even if the blood count looked normal to them. We all know when something is wrong with our body! I know I shared with you all I wasn’t feeling my best and I had spent the day with my mom. Turnt out later that night I ended up getting worse and well you all know where I ended up. I tried to make a doctor appointment, but the receptions didn’t know when he was coming in and I didn’t feel like waiting all day, turns out she didn’t know what she was talking about. I don’t like when people don’t know what they talking about. So I ended up waiting it out all day to around 3 before I made it to the E.R! Lets just say grr to my whole experience, I didn’t really get things moving to around 9 that night! Sad, I know! I was in the back around 4 and blood was already taking and all that good stuff, hadn’t seen the doctor or anything. Lets just say like I mention many times before nurses on the floor is way better than the nurses who work in the E.R. Well that’s just my thought on the matter. Once I was on the floor I saw a lot of familiar faces and met a lot of new faces. I know I don’t post much when I’m in the hospital now a days, some days I just don’t have the strength to share with you all anymore. I don’t want to bore you all. Some days to be honest I just don’t feel like posting how my day is going when I’m stuck in hospital room. So I’m trying to get everything all out that I didn’t get to share with you all while I was in the hospital. I was supposed to have blood work done last month on my birthday but took to long because they couldn’t get a nurse to draw it from my port, so came back a few days later and they act like they didn’t understand what the heck I was trying to say to them. I’m still BLESS that MAY was good month for me 🙂 God Is Truly Good! I must admit I had a problem with the doctor that step in for my blood doctor who came to see me, he was like I see your primary doctor order blood for transfusion, you not going to need it. I look at this man like I was crazy, thinking to myself it takes no time for my blood count to drop before I need it, and I rather have the blood before it drops then for them to look for it and it get lower than 6. My blood doctor is only down my way on Wednesday, so I was stuck with someone who thought he knew what I needed. Hmmmm……….If you all wonder I have 3 doctors, that mean i have to go all over town when it comes to doctor appointments! lol! YIKES! I have my sickle-cell specialist doctor appointment coming up this week! I hate going to doctors and hospitals and needles. Well I don’t hate needles anymore since I have port. but the doctors and hospitals I hate. I know thursday I’ll be sharing another post with you all and letting you all know how it went. I do pray you all having a good weekend! God Bless 🙂
P.S I’m so thankful for all your prayers and kind comments and even likes when I’m in the hospital, it truly means a lot to me 🙂
Day 1-3, Living With Sickle Cell Anemia
I know I mention to you all I wasn’t feeling my best Tuesday. I woke up Wednesday morning in terrieble pain and ended up going to er later that day. My blood count drop so I’m in need of transfusion. I’m thankful to have some wonderful nurses taking care of me while bn here. Can’t say the same about my doctor, naw I’m playing his a cool guy. Wouldn’t trade him, I’m so ready for the 28 to get here so I can see the Sickle Cell Specialist. I’m thankful for all the prayers from each and everyone of you, it truly means a lot to me. I’m still not feeling my best, but will do my best to keep you all inform on whats going on with me. Hopefully next time I have more to share with you all! God Bless 🙂
Day 1-3,Living With Sickle Cell Anemia
I have being in hospital ever since Monday, I haven’t been feeling my best since the weekend and the pain got worse. I actually had doctor appointment Tuesday and was going to wait it out, but since I couldn’t get in touch with my ole primary doctor so I can get referral to go to my new one. I decided to cancel and go to E.R. Lets just say my lab came back fast because it was consider critical low. I’m not feeling my best still. I have to get transfusion. It actually was 6.9 when I arrive then that night it drop. Its taking longer this time for my blood, as you all know its hard to find my blood type. I haven’t been feeling my best, but decided to go head and share with each and every one of you. I’m so touch by all your comments and prayers. I do have some great nurses and doctors, that taking good care of me. I’ll try to keep you all updated from here on out. I do hope everyone is doing good. God Bless 🙂
Living With Sickle Cell Anemia
Before I begin, I hope I don’t be everywhere with this post! You have been warn 🙂 I’m so glad the month almost over, hopefully okay maybe I should be saying I’m praying I have a better month ahead of no pain, doctor visit, nasty uneducated doctors, and nurses with no freaking back bone. I believe I put all that in a nice way to be honest! As of last night, my lovely blood count has drop! I’m so not happy, I take it the uneducated doctor is waiting for it to drop lower before I should be put in the hospital. I have to say I’m totally losing my cool for hospitals all together. I know all doctors,nurses or not that ignorant. Lets just say I didn’t have a good day yesterday! I did have someone take care of the situation that had happen before. So thankful on that! I have come to conclusion, if I say I’m FINE, everything might just be that eventually! People or asking me how I’m feeling and I’m saying okay or I’m fine, because honestly I really just want to feel fine! I believe today has been one of my worse days. I forgot to bring some meds with me so I had to be in pain for a while today. You know how some say the calm before the storm. I believe I said that right, my head isn’t all here right now. I believe sleep is finally calling me home. Yesterday I was worry I would’ve wait longer before I could see the sickle-cell doctor, because of another reason, but got call and hoping to see him soon. I refuse to make a trip to E.R where I’m at! Plenty of hospitals, but when you in pain I don’t see the point going out the way, might be something I have to rethink to be honest! Something the nurse said to me who was discharging me, she just don’t know I had a lot of unkind words I would’ve said, but didn’t! I can’t lose my cool because there uneducated on my illness. Easy said then done, but something I truly need to work on. Honestly I’m starting to believe certain doctor love to see me in the E.R, but just not able to stick her head in the room when I’m there. Hmm you know a lot of words come to mind. I must say I better not have to visit the evil place no time soon. Sighs! I believe this post is long enough and you all can sense how I’m feeling about it all! Sorry to surprise some of you, but hey we all have our weak moments when we just fed up! I must say I think I need to go back to when I was younger and had to drag me to the evil place! I don’t think that good ideal, because I had to literally fall out before I actually went! Me in the evil place have many stories we could share!
Thankful for all the prayers and encouraging words, truly means a lot to me! God Bless Each & Everyone of You 🙂