Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sounding like a Broken Record....I know

Well a little over a month later from my last post....

Just thought I'd let some of you who do still pop in from time to time in on a little bit of whats been going on in my life. Since the beginning of Jan. and even into Dec of 2008 I've been under the weather. Back and forth to Dr's because anything that they put me on just wasn't doing a thing for me to get me any better. After about 3 weeks of that we decided to admit myself to the emergency room...thinking that I had phnemonia, thats what they started treating me for. After about a day or 2 in the hospital the Dr decided to do a scope biopsy through the mouth down into my chest. It was then when they came up with my Diagnosis... I have Wegener's Granulomatosis (you can google that and it will give you the full description of what that is) ... I do know that it is a rare disease and there aren't a whole lot of people who have it. There is no known cause as to how you get it. But there is a treatment for it. So there fore I will be taking prednisone for some time, and having chemo treatments for the next 6 mo. (chemo treatment is a low dose and wont cause my hair to fall out, but nausea and vomiting are some of the side effects....none of that has happened yet..... thank god) Chemo just happens to be one of the treatments...this doesn't mean that I have cancer. Anyways during my stay in the hospital I had to be transported to another one to have a lung biopsy to have some lung tissue removed. This procedure was to make absolutely sure that what they diagnosed me with was accurate. And it was. Soooooo after 13 days in the hospital I was able to come home on Monday night. Oh what a sweet day that was. I'm still kind of slow moving around and ready to get back at it but I have to be careful not to over excert myself.
I'm ready to get back into my scrap room and do some crafting. Maybe tomorrow will be the day for that. Today after my boyfriend gets off work we will be going to get our taxes done. Lord knows being off of work for over a mo. isn't bringing me much into the ol pocket book. I'd like to make a few things to put into my etsy shop. But we'll see. I've had some new ideas but haven't been able to do anything.
Well I'd better start getting ready. I have to take special care in the shower not to get the chest tube hole wet...and try to wash my hair. I could be in there for awhile. So bye for now. And thanks for stopping by.

PS. Sorry for all the bad spelling.

1 comment:

Freckled Nest said...

Hi Angela,
I am sending you big huge la love hugs! I'm so sorry to hear that you're going thru this :[ But there's three good sides, now you have an answer to what it is, you are going to get better/it's treatable, and you have lots more time to craft now!
Email me anytime to chat if you're bored or need to talk :) I'm here for you :)

Love LA

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