Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hi Everyone!

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.


Stacey said...

Ceekay, that is awful but you have such a good attitude. I think I'd be mad at someone!

On a positive note, your tree is gorgeous! I love the puppy picture. :)

I'll be thinking about you and hoping for the very best!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you poor dear. And it must be so hard on your husband, too. I feel so bad for you. You must be a very strong woman. Bentley is so so cute! Love your tree and your living room. Rosie

Connie said...

Yep, I would have recognized that as an allergic reaction immediately, sugar. You be more assertive! I tell them that they may know "bodies", but I know THIS body better than they do. What ignorance! Unbelievable, sweetpea. Just keep praying; miracles DO happen! I KNOW!!

Salmagundi said...

How horrible for you to have to go through even more pain and discomfort than usual. Let's hope things will get better and better. Glad to see that you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas. Your tree is beautiful. I just know you must love sitting on the couch with Bentley and your husband just starring at it. I pray God brings you comfort. Sally

Blondie's Journal said...


You amaze me. I had tears in my eyes listening to the trauma you endured during your CT scan and the next thing you are saying is that you are done shopping!! You are an amazing woman. I am SO sorry you had to go through that. It sounded like hell. At least they. have been forewarned now about your allergy.

Your tree is beautiful and Bentley certainly does look like he is waiting for something!!! Stay warm and dry!!


Heather said...

oh Ceekay. I'm so sorry you had a reaction to the iodine. that is extremely scary especially since you've had it before and NOT had a reaction. makes me think they did something wrong/weird this time. I'm so glad you are ok now!

Jeanette said...

I am so sorry for the problems you went through. Your tree is beautiful.. Merry Christmas.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Honey you poor thing what you are going through just breaks me heart....I so understand my friend...Glad your doing better today...Many Blessings coming your way my friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Myrna said...

Oh MY! Ceekay! What an ordeal! I am SO glad you are better, but I am so sorry you had to go thru a terrible allergic reaction. Just adds insult to injury, doesn't it?
Well, your house looks fabulous~I hope you can enjoy it and I pray the peace of Christmas will surround you!

Beth said...

Hi Ceekay! I'm so sorry to hear that you had an allergic reaction when you went for a scan. Glad you have that behind you now and know. Your Christmas tree is beautiful! So is your little doggie :)

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Ceekay! I'm so sorry to hear of your bad time! You must have been really scared - it just sounds so terrifying. I'm praying for you now! I'm so glad it was over when you woke up. Bless your heart. Glad your shopping is over and your tree and living room is so pretty! Look at little Bentley! He's a little doll.
Now, you've got me. I wasn't going to tell anyone that while I was down on the floor I was waddling around trying to get up! :) Shoot! You've got good eyesight to have seen that.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Love Bears All Things said...

So sorry for all you went through but happy to hear you're past that.
Your Doggy is so cute.
I am just doing a little at a time as I feel like it. Hoping this cold goes away soon. I have two parties this week. I love the Holidays.
Mama Bear

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you had to go through something like that. I'm saying extra prayers for you this evening. Wish I could be there to give you a big ole "gentle" hug.. Your tree is gorgeous darling,, Bentley stole my heart. He is a cutie.. we're getting sleet and snow this evening... hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Ceekay- I am so very sorry to hear about your bout this week!! My that sounds terrible!

Here you being sick and you already have all your shopping done! Girl I wish I had your energy. I am just dragging over here and am still working on my decorating which I have pared down immensely. Just not doing the tree in every room this year- it will be Easter before I get them all up at the rate I am going!!

Your tree is so very pretty!


Oliva Ohlson said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through such a horrible ordeal!!! I'm glad you're feeling better! Bently is super gorgeous!!! XXXX

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, bless your ever-loving heart! I'm so sorry you're having to suffer through all of this. It is my prayer that everything will be turned around and you'll be cured. Your tree is just lovely. I hope you and your family has a wonderful Christmas.

Gone said...

Ahhhhhhhhh Ceekay...that's terrible! I've had severe allergic reactions...in the hospital...to codeine and been told, it's OK. NOT!!! When I almost stopped breathing...they got the "hint". Glad you're doing better.

Bentley looks so sweet up there on the sofa. Your tree is very pretty!

Snow?!? We're getting snowed on...just about 2-3" so far...a bit more to come overnight, they say.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm sorry to hear of the allergic reaction. That happened to a friend a while ago, after it happened to her (at Mayo) they started giving Benadryl to everybody before the chemo. Did you have Benadryl?

I hope you are better now and won't have to go through that ever again!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So sorry Ceekay, that must have been really rough! Your tree is very pretty, hang in there my friend, we're all thinking of you! Hugs, Cindy

Nanette said...

That sounds terrible, what a scary time. You have had enough to deal with without any allergic reaction! I am so glad you made it through it okay.

Bentley is just too cute waiting for his present. Your tree is beautiful Ceekay. Hope the rest of your week is peaceful!

Mimi said...

Hi Ceekay!!!
Oh honey, that is terrible, what an ordeal for you to go through. I sometimes wonder about the medical teams out there, listen to your patients as we know our bodies best!!!!
Glad you are ok now, rest some during this season of busyness!!!!your tree and dog are so cute!!!!

Happy@Home said...

What you have just been through sounds awful. I am sorry you had to go through that. I am sending you a cyber hug, good thoughts and continuing prayers.

I am glad to hear that you are now feeling better. I'm sure that cute little Bentley is helping you feel better too.

Your tree looks so pretty and I love the shape of your rug under the coffee table.


Connie said...

UNBELIEVABLE! Why on earth did they not recognize the symptoms?? Well, I'm glad you're better now.

Tree is gorgeous, and Bentley is just adorable. He looks like he's waiting patiently.

love ya,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay, the Lord prompted me to pray for you the other day. Not sure when, but I did.

I'm so sorry those people put you though that. I'm just thankful it passed. And they wonder why there are trial lawyers???

Your tree is beautiful, and I hope you will get to enjoy more of the holidays and feel better. Sending you love and warm wishes...


Sheila :-)

GwendolynKay said...

Dear Ceekay,
I hope this finds you feeling better. I am so sorry you had such a terrrible time with the tests and all. Why didn't the hospital recogize an alergic reaction. I have been praying for you daily. Hang in there and get the rest you need. May God bless you and keep you under his watchful eye and his wing of love.

Pudgeduck said...

CeeKay- You are a strong woman! Special prayers for you!

Kathy said...

Love your tree, C. Same or not, it's always gorgeous! I was so glad when I talked to you today -you sounded so much better. Do you think between us we might have a well day before Christmas?!
love ya...Kat

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm so sorry that you had an awful time during your CT scan. However, I'm glad that it was only a reaction to the iodine.

Bently looks so cute. I'm sure he would be friends with Caesar. Your tree is so pretty. I love your cloches and the nativity.

Brenda said...

I loved your husband's story...brief and to the point.

I did not like your narrative about your care during your last chemo treatment. You must be very disappointed with the reaction of the medical staff. Thank goodness we have a loving and caring Heavenly Father who cares for us and makes sure we are looked after. Rest in His loving arms and know that He will look after you.
Brenda in Canada

Sandra said...

Hi Ceekay. You poor sweety! I could just feel the pain you had to endure! I am so glad you got over it! Your tree looks beautiful! I'm still praying here. Praying without ceasing.((HUGS))

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