Seeds Of Change
It’s official, I have been home from my scary adventure at the University of Washington one week. Being at home, I have learned a lot about myself, one, that if even if the task is disgusting, scary, horrifying, and down right strange I am able to curtail my squeamishness and do it anyway. Having an open wound at the base of my throat, where I have to where this contraption is a bit weird for me. I have learned how to keep this contraption clean, how to take care of all of my wounds, and even why I have gained some of these wounds. I am learning a whole new meaning in caring for myself in all manners of my life. I believe 2012 is the year for me to learn this valuable lesson.
I gained 38 pounds of water weight while in the hospital, due to the fact that I was bed ridden for a week, wasn’t allowed to get nutrition for a week, although, I did get IV fluids to keep my hydrated. As I stated in a previous post, it was a cluster fuck of a mess. Now, I am happy to report that the water retention pills did their job. I don’t feel so bloated, so yucky from it all, I feel like I can move freely and easily without the access water weight gain. Even though, I had to run to the bathroom ever 10 minutes, and no that is not an exaggeration, I am thankful for the pill and that water weight gain is not from my heart. 🙂 My heart is happy that I now can wear my pink fuzzy socks, in fact, all my fuzzy socks and not look like I am ripping them to shreds with my feet.
I went to two of my doctors this week, my primary care physician, who is on maternity leave and then my Rhematologist. Dr. Nguyen took a blood test and chest x-ray while I was there. Yesterday I received my results. I am pleased with my results, especially my A1C hemoglobin test, because it was at 5.7, which means that I have been taken great care of my diabetes, that the predisone that I have been taking has not made my blood sugars go out of whack too.
As you can tell I am excited about my hemoglobin levels. 🙂 I received hope from these tests and that gives me the strength, encouragement to continue on with the nutrition aspect of my life. To be honest, I have been discouraged about, even before I went into surgery on the 7th, because I didn’t feel any results from it.
I received three amazingly, beautiful cards from people this week that touched my heart with their words of encouragement and inspiration for me. Mandy, Sarah, and Amber thank you so much for thinking of me and I am so thankful that I know you all. This is my week in review, so far, so good.