It feels so good to be home! As soon as I got here, I crashed for about 4 hours. I always do that when I get out of the hospital. It takes me a couple of days to recover. I'll be on IV's a month, and I'll meet with my ENT in the next week or so to schedule sinus surgery. It was supposed to be in May or June, but they are going to move it up.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Every Tuesday, I will try and give a recipe review. The one for today is called Pork Chops, Golden Apple and Raisin Sauce, Whole Wheat Pasta Mac-n-Cheddar by Rachael Ray. You can find the recipe by clicking here.
I always loved working nights when I was a nurse. It was quieter, the docs weren't making their rounds, just very peaceful. I prefer nights as a patient too. I like looking out the window and watching the headlights go up and down the street, I like the quietness of it all. My insomnia doesn't seem to bother me as much when I'm in here than when I'm home. It's a great time to have my quiet time and reflect on a lot of things.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Do you think about bunnies and eggs? How about peeps and baskets? I guess in a way, we all do to some extent, but I don't have to be reminded what Easter really means.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I was finally moved to 7800 last night. I was so excited... it's almost like coming home. I've known a lot of these nurses for years on this floor, and some of the patients too. I've spent Christmas here, and now I'll be spending Easter. Some of them are like family, and it's good to see them after being gone for a year now... Yes.. it's been a year since my last hospitalization!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Oh how I hate going to a floor that I'm not familiar with. I was admitted to the hospital today and am on a medical floor instead of my regular pulmonary floor! The hospital is full.. they say I'm lucky I got a room at all. No one on this floor knows anything about CF or transplant. I can't start my IV antibiotics until I go to my regular floor b/c I have to be desensitized to them. (Since I'm allergic to all antibiotics, I am given a tiny dose of the medicine, increasing it by small increments over a 5 hour period.. until my body accepts it). Only nurses who have been trained can do this. My nurse on the medical floor has never even heard of desensitization. So anyway...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
What helps insomnia? The truth about it all....
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I am not going to let my serious lack of graphics keep me from blogging, so here goes... I am a CFer. I belong to websites for CFers. Here is why I don't feel like I fit in though. I had a lung transplant in 2001, so it's been awhile since I had CF in my lungs. New lungs DO NOT get CF in them, even though you still have CF in the rest of your body.