Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hospital Round 2

Some of you have probably heard that I have taken up residence in the hospital again.  Chemo and radiation and I just don't go well together.  I'm not exactly sure if the the "nater" business which means low white blood counts (I think), has to do with one or the other or both, but it means hitting bottom. Perhaps I'll have more complete information later.  Any way, it is neutropena fever, or however it is spelled, caused by the hitting bottom in the blood cell counts.  My hemoglobin went way down yesterday too, so they gave me a couple units of blood, then my fever went up after that, which isn't a real good thing, since it indicates the donor may have had an infection and that means drawing more of my blood for testing.
I am having problems with dry mouth and healing with my tongue and mouth. My tongue bleeding often. Thank goodness Mom is here so Jim can get some work done.  But, I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself when he isn't, though!

17 comments:

Anita said...

Well I'm feeling sorry for you, too! So sorry you're back in the hospital... get out fast! ;)

The Chairman's Wife said...

thinking of you from here too! take care...

Darcie said...

Dearest Shelly....(((((hugs))))))

Huisman5 said...

Sending hugs your way! Think of you so often. Glad for your support system there. Hope you are back home soon.

Lynda said...

SHELLY YOU ARE GOING TO GET BETTER and I'm praying that is SOON! Consider yourself hugged!

The J's said...

I am feeling very sorry for you too! Sure have been wondering how you were doing, so glad for your post! Hope so much you are better and home soon!

John and Sandy Linder said...

You poor lady~ We are looking forward to the day this is all behind you! Let the nurses baby you just as much as you would like!

Dorothy said...

Good evening...
And hoping your fever stays away for the evening. We're all so anxious that this be over with for you. Just get one side effect figured out and it changes to a different one! I've heard that there's a point in the marathon at Duluth called Lemon Drop Hill, where it is pretty discouraging to think about continuing...because it's a few miles yet, even though you have come into the city. It's a little uphill, and sometimes even the best lose time there...but then they get past that and it's all about the finish! So...here's hoping you are about to the top of the Lemon Drop!
Hang in there!
Dodie

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you from Independence preps.
Sheila

Renee said...

Ohhh I love Dorothy's post....just get past Lemon Drop...you are the Little Engine that COULD. But I feel REEEALLLLLY sorry for you too!

Oleva said...

Didn't want to "see" you back in the hosp. when I checked your post. Good lesson in what Dorothy wrote for me too!!! You have a lot to make you uncomfortable, but you think of even us to write a post yourself. Thank you------and hope you are past Lemon HIll soon :)
Loving care,
C. and O.

Anonymous said...

Sending "warm fuzzies" from Iowa. Feel like a lame cheerleader, as I cannot come close to realizing what you are going through...and saying "You can do this!" when I feel ok seems, well...almost unfair. There is much I don't understand about how you would feel, but do know that God will comfort each of his own, and trust that you have that with you. As others have said, I like what Dorothy wrote. Hang in there, Shelley!
The Iowa Klinetobes

Anonymous said...

Dear Shelley,
I, too, like what Dorothy wrote, and have the same hope that she does. I do feel for you, as you are going through such an awful thing----words escape me to even know how to try to comfort you! I'm so glad that you have a loving husband to stand by you, and also a loving mother who can be there with you! I know you have a host of friends that do what they can too, and that means a lot to all of us. Thank you so much for keeping us posted----this way we don't have to "wonder how Shelley's doing.
I know you will "hang in there"
Barb K.

Anne-Louise Olsson said...

Thinking of you all the way from over here, Shelley.

Your Swedish friend

Anonymous said...

I love what Dorothy wrote and Renee...keep your chin up...j and r

Anonymous said...

Shelley, Wishing you a shorter hospital stay this time. Thinking of all of you so often and know that better days are on the horizon for you. Think of all that you've been through since beginning of the summer and you've just been such a trooper. So, after Lemon Drop Hill, you'll be coasting to the finish! Love you bunches! Holly

Bonita Sue said...

Glad to hear that you're home, finally! We just got here to Menomonie, and it's making me feel sad when I think of the many times you've been here too. Guess we won't be looking for you to drive in this year! Exciting, however to think that a week from tonight I WILL be with you. Heal fast so you can face Round #4 with its valley, and then be done!