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My life - I'm waiting for the unplugged/acoustic version [Apr. 24th, 2009|10:01 am]
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I've been on TPN (IV nutrition) for a month now, and I've tried to get used to doing things while sporting a TPN filled backpack - tripping over the IV lines are sometimes a challenge - but my BMI has gone from a woeful 15.4 to a 17.2 (which still labels me as underweight)

Unfortunately, my hemoglobin levels are diving, from 8.5 last week to
8.1 this week. This labels me as severely anemic, but there is nothing like a good old bloodletting! My visiting nurse is nervous because they keep instructing her to take copious amounts of blood from me for a gazillion tests.


My general doc wanted me to go to the ER and get a blood transfusion; thankfully, my surgeon didn't think a transfusion was necessary - he explained to my nurse that I have a history of chronic anemia & this will be treated by my TPN.


Oh, the pesky staph infection. I was getting vancomycin 2 hours each day, and yesterday the infectious disease doctor had it increased to 4 hours, 2 times a day - I'm a klutz and find walking & chewing gum at the same time a challenge - ha! you should see me trying to putz around with a backpack and an unwieldy IV pole with dicky wheels..it's a riot.




















I saw this in the local news - hrmmm will there be photos of
Vice Prez Biden wearing speedos? *cackles*

O'Bama, swim suit edition



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[User Picture]From: frack_
2009-04-24 06:51 pm (UTC)
Well it's good to know that your weight is going up. Hopefully soon everything else will follow and get better too. <3 It must be quite a challenge with those IVs but you seem to be taking it all in stride.
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[User Picture]From: endless_aoi
2009-04-25 12:26 am (UTC)
That second picture is priceless! Best expression I've ever seen. I'm glad you have humor through all of this. Hang in there.
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[User Picture]From: gacktisgod
2009-04-25 04:31 am (UTC)
I hope you're adjusting well, and good wishes for your continued health! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: zeli17
2009-04-25 05:23 am (UTC)
I hope your weight continues to go up and you start making more blood cells ♥
Stay healthy!
Being immobile sucks though :\ Lots of time to do nothing...
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[User Picture]From: faded_poetry
2009-04-25 08:07 pm (UTC)
you're looking lovely dear! and its great that your weight is going up! and its wonderful that you're all positive with everything going on. =)
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