Friday, 23 September 2011

This week I'm grateful for...


It's been a while between posts for me and an even bigger while between grateful posts.  Unfortunately my mind has been a bit stuck in the 'this sux' and the 'i feel like shit' disposition but finally there is some light!  The reason I have been feeling so dreadful is because my liver is injured, possibly due to my medications.  I went to the doctor on Wednesday to have a whinge about throwing up every day since Saturday so he ran some tests and on Thursday night I got admitted to hospital.

Where is the gratefulness in this you ask?  Well, the relief! I am not a whinging hypochondriac after all! There actually was something wrong.  Plus, I am off all meds while my liver recovers so no taking tablets for a few days and no more nausea and throwing up.  YAY! You would not believe my excitement at this idea last night.  It was a little ridiculous.

Of course, if it is the Glivec doing this to my system it means I will probably have to come off it and go on to some other not so wonder-drug-ish meds with a whole new list of side effects which are apparently more common to experience.

But that's to worry about later, for now I will just be grateful for...

... being right when listening to my body tell me something is not right


... a break from nausea (I would like to say an end, but that might just be jinxing myself)

and

... a week and one day early start to the school holidays.  Even though I can't do any crochet because they've stuck the canula in my inner elbow (they couldn't get a cooperative vein on the back of my hand/wrist) and that means I can't bend my arm...


This week's gratefulness post is being hosted by Lioness Lady, go and pop over for a visit for more love of the small parts of life.



  

9 comments:

2paw said...

Well I am very glad they are sorting out your liver!! I believe in listening to your body, you know when it is not going right.
Hope you are feeling really well very soon and enjoying your drug holiday. If you know what I mean.
Cannulas are horrid, poor you.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I hope you are feeling better soon.
It's awful when you can't do something you enjoy to relieve boredom of hospital.

Kate Sins said...

There's a lot to be said for listening to your body. I hope you feel better soon and can get back to crocheting. How frustrating, not being able to do something you love because of a cannula.

LionessLady said...

Sounds like you've had a rough week - it must be nice to finally have it figured out! Oh the tragedy though of being unable to crochet!!! I'm not sure I'd know what do with myself... make sure you are laden down with trashy magazines to pass the time!

jody said...

hoping you feel better soon! :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Oh poor you it has been a rough trot :-( So glad you have got it sorted out and are free from the nausea and vomits for a while (hopefully forever). Lie back and let your body recover and let those lovely nurses spoil you a bit. Not the way you envisioned starting the school hols but once you go home you will have all those days in front of you to look forward to. Hugs to you Jen xx

Amanda said...

You poor thing, that's terrible, but good they onto what has been making you feel so unwell.

Sally said...

Canula's are a pain aren't they? I had one in my inner elbow too... very tricky when it came to breast feeding a new babe.

YAY for your body being mucked up... errr.. that didn't come out right. YAY for you being right about your body being mucked up? Nah. YAY for it being your body that is mucked up and not your head. Yep - that's it!

Hope your feeling even better real soon.

Catherine said...

I hope you are feeling much better now, it must have been so frustrating not feeling well and not knowing what was happening. I hope you having a great holiday. xo