Saturday, June 01, 2019

Persistent Premonitions...

For weeks, I had a feeling something bad was going to happen.
It did, but could have been worse.

A couple weeks ago Carol went to church to help the ladies make
stuffed cabbage. About noon she called me... from the E.R.
She fainted and they called 911. I headed to the hospital.

They claimed x-rays showed results "were suspicious
for pneumonia". More tests, bloodwork and eight hours
waiting for a room, and they decided her hemoglobin had
dropped enough to cause the fainting. 

More tests. More bloodwork. More tests. More bloodwork.

Slightly anemic, malnurished (started losing weight during Lent)
and a referral to a G.I. doctor to check her liver (even though
they did a scan with no signs of cirrhosis or fatty liver.) 
Although chemo can take a toll on one's liver and she's been
taking a variety of those drugs for most of the last seven years
with no end in sight.
On the fourth day they discharged her.

She went for her Herceptin treatment this week and I asked
them to do bloodwork and everything checked out well.
Her weight has stabilized because she's eating as she should be.
Energy level is good again.
I hope the G.I. guy finds nothing to be concerned about.

Why don't I have an ulcer from worrying?
Must be all the garlic we Hungarians eat.


Doom said...

Hungarian, Ohio? Who knew! And garlic will do you for. One of my uncles, a small guy, married him some very large Hungarian woman type out that way, Akron I think. Her cabbage meat rolls were to die for. Her and you and my uncle's funny odd nearly perpetual grin are all I know about Hungarians. ;p Women were born to worry. It's only if you stopped worrying that then you should... start worrying. ???

Good to here your sister got through. It can be difficult to eat, my meds and illness can do that too, if I eventually catch back up. I sympathize. At least she has you to worry. It's tough solo. Sometimes I can't see how dangerous it just became. Be well. I'll send prayers for a bit. I really should charge. Wait, I bet He would be less pleased than He was with money chargers. Oh well.

Jean said...

Stuffed cabbage, stuffed peppers, nut rolls, poppyseed rolls...just to name a few...oh...and bread.

She was taking unasked for advice without understanding nutrition.
Her simple mind needs simple explanations and monitoring.

Worry I will.
Thanks, as always, for the prayers.

You seem to be getting a good grasp on your own sugar control. Great!