In the spirit of… There’s always something to be thankful for. I’m particularly giving thanks on this day because I’m still here to talk about it. I was blessed to wake up this morning. I haven’t been feeling so hot for the last couple of weeks. I ended up in the ER the last two weekends and spent 12 hours in the hospital one trip because I’d been hemorrhaging, my blood count was low and they couldn’t send me home until I was stable. After they felt I was out of danger they gave me medicine and sent me home with a scheduled follow up appointment. Well, I was still hemorrhaging and was losing way too much blood, I was weak, looking pale like Casper the Ghost and couldn’t do normal activities without assistance or taking breaks in between.
Thursday morning was like no other. My alarm clock went off and it was time to start my day. Everyone else is usually gone by 6:30 a.m. except for me and the seven year old. He was up and getting himself together for school and I attempted to get up and do my usual morning routine. Well, it was interrupted by me passing out cold on my bathroom floor. I’m so happy I left the bathroom door open vs. locking it like I normally do. My son heard me fall and was able to respond to me immediately. He grabbed my cell phone and started making calls. He kept talking to me until I was responsive. I hit my head when I fell and he placed a pillow under my head and covered me with a blanket. My seven year old didn’t panic and was able to open the door when help arrived.
I was transported to the hospital, got triaged immediately but didn’t have a bed readily available so I had to wait. Well, while waiting on a bed I passed out again at the hospital. My son again responded immediately and got the attention of the hospital staff. I was then taken immediately into a room. I wasn’t that responsive and they did a CBC. My blood count had gotten dangerously low again, worse than my first visit to the ER and they ordered a blood transfusion. I was admitted into the hospital. I was prescribed medication to help stop the bleeding, iron and ibuprofen because my head was killing me. I assume I bumped it really hard when I passed out in my bathroom. I’m thankful to Red Cross and everyone who donates blood. Four Units of O Positive blood had been administered to me during my hospital stay.
My birthday is next month and I pray that JENtober will be the best one yet. I started to celebrate my Birthday all month long after I turned 30. So, I dub October – JENtober every year! I have plans to travel almost every weekend next month. It’s both business and personal and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m thankful that my seven year old didn’t panic, kept a clear head and was my little angel. I have uterine fibroid tumors which is causing me all this drama. My next step is more than likely surgery after they get the bleeding under control. I’m looking at a possible Uterine Fibroid Embolization or hysterectomy. I’ll explore other options as well and get a second opinion. We shall see!
I’m thankful for my sister bringing me a Chicken Burrito Bowl from Chipotle. I’m thankful I am able to write this post after everything I’ve been through. You know I requested my laptop as soon as I was alert enough and gained my strength back. Lol! What are you thankful for today? Oh… feel free to send positive vibes, thoughts and prayers my way! I was blogging from the hospital bed.