Taking some time for myself in the hospital. Guess it takes locking me up here to make sure I rest and relax! I’m calling it a spa day. I’ve got a room to myself (with a view), food is delivered 3X a day and if I play it up enough, maybe I’ll get a hot nurse to sponge bathe me!!
But seriously, I’ve been feeling bad the past couple months. I am anemic again so have had a two iron infusions so far. I’m getting B12 shots, eating low sodium and even making juice! However, nothing was really helping. With PH and CHF, people tend to retain fluid in their ankles, feet or abdomen. Lucky me, I retain it all in my stomach, so I look like I’m about 4-5 months pregnant! Not cute, especially because it’s not even a burrito baby! Why can’t I retain that fluid in my butt? I’d have a nice round one for sure! So when my oral diuretics weren’t working, I made sure to let my cardiologist team know. I went in today and they said they’d better admit me to the hospital for a couple days to use IV diuretics and get this handled! Having all this fluid there pushes against my organs and puts fluid in my lungs making it hard to breathe, eat and sleep. So here I am, at the spa, watching the olympics and awaiting my hot tea before I drift off to an uninterrupted sleep. Hahahaha…I crack myself up sometimes!
Please send your jokes, good vibes, etc! I’ll still be #kickingphintheballs! Love y’all!