I have had an exhausting few weeks! Monday I went into Kingston hospital where my G. I. specialists for my Crohn’s Disease are. I was admitted and drugged back up on morphine. I was getting sick everywhere in the hospital and that’s when they realized maybe they should get on the ball with this!
By the next morning, all the major tests were done, and I was put on an IV for Gravol, sodium, some opium type pain reliever, and Prednisone. Thank God! I was in so much pain, could barely move from one laying position to the next without throwing up.
By the end of the next day, I was back on smooshy meals instead of just juice and Jello. I was up walking around the inside and out of the hospital… have some color in me now too lol, well I thought so anyway, my family said I looked grey!
Basically I did my normal little miraculous bounce back I do with illnesses, and by Friday afternoon I was sent home. I got home to quite the mess and wore myself right out and became sicker than a dog again. I’m really worried living on my own isn’t going to be as easy as I thought. I was doing a LOT for myself in the hospital, but now I’m not getting fluids, no pain medicine, so everything bad I do to my body I feel. Getting up to get a glass of water takes most my strength.
Taking the Prednisone at home… and I’m talking 12 tablets of this crap on a stomach that’s already wanting to come out onto the carpet, is really hard. Swallowing anything is nauseating, let alone the worst tasting medicine alive 12 times over. I had to take a break after them before I could take the rest of my med.s.
I’m bruised all over like a junkie and I hate it bc they’s in spots that are impossible to hide. My POTS has been really good considering, but I’m vey dizzy and find it hard to sit up long. I have no heat tolerance at all, and waking up in a bucket of sweat EVERY time you nap sucks.
The reason my flare wasn’t shown in the colonscopy, was bc it was located in my Ilium, which is easily seen through a CT Scan and ultra sound.
Sorry about the bummy entry. I’m really happy to be home, just not feeling good yet, and I don’t know how I’m going to do this all alone. Just wanted to keep you all updated.