In my last post, I wrote about my rough day. I thought that would be it but I realize that was wishful thinking. On Tuesday, my nerve blockers wore off completely and I didn’t have a whole lot of pain medicine readily available since they took my morphine pump. All in all – Tuesday was just a big painful day.
Wednesday I woke up and I thought it was going to be a great day. I woke up early, watched some Netflix, walked around a little bit, was about to take a shower but then all the sudden… BOOM. I became very weak, light headed, dizzy, went from cold to hot and cold to hot back to cold. Turned out I had a fever that was 101.6.
When my parents got there they took amazing care of me. I don’t know where I’d be without them. As the day progressed, my fever got higher. My doctors we worried and so the ordered a ton of tests like blood, urine, x-ray, and a CT scan. Everything came back normal except the did find a little bit of fluid on my lungs (which explains why I’m having shortness of breath).
This morning (around 3AM), they made me start on some breathing treatments. I don’t like those. Today has been a great day though. I woke up pretty early and felt awesome. No fever, no nothing. I got up and my mom and I cleaned my room, ordered room service, and took a nice walk. When we got back, I had a few bites of my grits and then felt full so I put it away. About 15 minutes later, I had my first episode of dumping.
For those who don’t know what dumping is, it is something that happens when food or fluids move too quickly through your digestive track. Dumping is most often caused my foods that really don’t agree with you (i.e. sugar or high fiber foods). Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, weakness, rapid heart rate, abdominal craping, or even diarrhea.
The cramping is intense. But I got some medicine and even though you basically just have to wait it out – it was survivable. Now I’m back to my old self! The rest of today should be a great day. I’ll be here a few more days so if you want to come by, just let me know!
Thanks for your prayers!!!