Showing posts from March, 2015

A Terrible Journey

Saturday began as any normal day until late evening when my mom took my temperature. I had a fever of 102 but I didn't feel any different than I had earlier except that my head was warmer. But of course my mom had to call the doctor because my temp was above 100. While my mom waited for the on call doctor to return my mom's call, we took my temperature again and it had dropped to 101.7. But when the doctor called back she said she wanted us to go to the ER for antibiotics. So I spent my first night in an ER and I don't plan to again anytime soon.

Sunday morning when mom and I got home, I slept all day and I really haven't stopped yet.

Around 1pm on Monday I got called into the hospital for more antibiotics. It was a quick and easy trip that was pointless to me.

Around 2pm yesterday, my mom got a call from my doctor about bacteria growing in one of my blood cultures from the day before. So I had to make another trip to Hershey. But there were no open beds up on the floor s…

Chemo Sucks!

To start off, I'd like to say I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy, not that I have an enemies. Yesterday I had regular chemo, but I felt far from normal. The off feeling actually started Tuesday, I spent the day sleeping on and off, and alternating between sweating uncontrollably and huddling under 50 soft blankets. I just couldn't get comfortable. Yesterday I still wasn't up to par and the nausea that chemo can cause made it even worse. My mom told me I looked pale and green. My one nurse commented on how I lost all the color in my face. And my other nurse, my favorite one, felt terrible because she had just unhooked my port so she couldn't give me any anti-nausea meds through the iv. Today I'm feeling a little better, still nauseous, but less flu-like. But I haven't really eaten anything in the past 24 hours, just keeping up with my fluids.

Today I've decided to continue working on my writing. I'm planning on starting a new novel and possibly fi…

Don't Worry! I'm alive

Hi everyone. I'm sorry I haven't blogged in the last week as I have been in pain and sleeping many hours of the day. We have a lot to catch up on, so let's begin.

Last week I started having excruciating pain in my left calf, only my left one. I couldn't walk without wincing in pain. The doctors were confused as to why only one leg was bothering me because if the chemo was causing the pain it should have effected both legs. This left the doctors thinking I may have a blood clot somewhere in my body. I was showing all the symptoms so the doctor ordered an ultrasound of my leg. When nothing showed up, and I was still having pain come Friday they had me come back to the hospital for a lung CT scan. Again nothing was found, so just to be safe the doctors again looked at my legs and decided to put me on blood thinner shots twice a day. These shots are given by none other than my wonderful mom. I might add that these shots really burn. No wonder my mom insisted on giving me th…

Talking To Someone with Mortimer Dorkus

I'm Famous

So as many of you know, I got my head shaved on Wednesday around 9:45pm by a good friend of ours. But before my head was shaved, I got to shave the guy's head first. He thought it was only fair if I shaved his head before he shaved my head. I actually did a really good job, not to mention the fact that it was fun.

I think I'm falling in love with... Shamrock Shakes. I've had four in the past 48 hours. 

I shaved another person's head on Friday. He actually isn't just a person, he's a great friend who we'll call Shamrock Bringer. I started by giving him a Mohawk, then a comb over and finally I shaved it all off. I seriously have the most amazing friends ever.

Then last night Shamrock Bringer and Nike King came over to my house. They brought cupcakes and pizza, none of which we needed because our house is filled with desserts and we had just ordered pizza for dinner.

To top of the week, my sister's godmother and her daughter, one of my really good friends visi…