Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I am still here....but I have been pretty sick. I had a CT scan done and it was a NIGHTMARE. First, of course, they damaged my good vein trying to get an IV in. I was squirming and begging them to stop. Finally, they decided to use my port. Well, they put the Iodine contrast in, which I have had many times before. I started shaking uncontrollably and they tell me oh, it is fine. I knew it wasn't FINE, but they got the test done. I stand up and I am in excruciating pain. My back feels like it is broke, around my kidneys. I still had to go to my oncologist's office for MORE bloodwork. I go in there crying....they calm me down and tell me, go eat and relax....you should feel better. Well, as the day went on, I felt worse. My poor husband did not know what to do. I thought I was having a heart attack and I am not exaggerating. I was shaking so hard and had a fever. Three quilts on me and I could not get warm. I tell you, I was pleading to the Lord for help. The only thing keeping me from going to the emergency room was that is the LAST place a cancer patient wants to be! Finally, I went to sleep. Woke up in the morning and I was fine. Well, I called the doctor's office and told them what happened....they said I had an allergic reaction. So now, I will have to be premedicated before the iodine. Man.....no kidding!
The picture is of my living room tree. I just love this tree. Same every year...but it reminds me of snow in Michigan. Bentley...well, he is wondering where his present is.
Actually, I did finish Christmas shopping. Yeah! Now I can wrap.
Hope all of you are having wonderful days getting ready for the most wonderful of holidays. I am getting excited.