Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Another hospital stay!

I got home yesterday from yet another lovely stay at Northside Forsyth hospital. I had begun to feel really bad about 3 days after my treatment. Just weak, nauseous, achy, and severe stomach pain. So I finally decided I needed to go to the ER. It was in the middle of the night so we just called an ambulance to take me so John could stay with the girls. It wasn’t a big deal to me, after all I know the routines of the ER pretty good, and I wasn’t worried about going alone.

So when I got there, I was running a fever and my lungs showed pneumonia. They decided to admit me. I only stayed over the weekend getting IV antibiotics and pain meds. They didn’t want to do too many tests since my PET scan was already set up for Thursday. I had, and still have, my doubts about the “pneumonia” since that is what they kept calling it last winter and it turned out to be cancer. But I am congested and have a stuffy nose. It would be a welcome miracle if it is just pneumonia!

So, I am feeling well now. I have a zillion drugs to take now – stuff for the infection, stuff for my stomach, stuff for pain, . . .. I hate taking so much medicine because if you are feeling bad, you really can never know if it’s for real or just an effect of all the meds!

My PET scan is tomorrow and I’m pretty anxious about it. If it’s not good, then he’s talking about putting me on another chemo. I DO NOT WANT ANYMORE CHEMO!!! So I’m asking all of my prayer warriors to get ready for battle!!! I plan to fight against any negative results. Positive! Positive! Positive!! My God can do anything and I know he wants the best for me. I plan to pray out loud so that my voice can give power. I deserve to get well!

Will post again when I get the results.


Abby said...

Melinda, We will continue to pray! Hope you begin to feel a little better so you can enjoy the holidays with John and the girls. Please know that many are following your progress and you are always in our thoughts. Abby Collins (Former Primrose mom)

Anonymous said...

Praying for good results and hoping you are able to find joy in the season! We love you Melinda and know your inner strength will prevail over any illness! Keep the faith!

Anonymous said...

Praying for good results and for you to keep feeling good.