Thursday, October 28, 2010

Busting Out Of Hospital...

Facebook didn't let me leave this long comment so will leave it here...

I should mention that although I am heading to Oncology in the morning I don't have any form of cancer. I have a kidney disease which causes potassium to be leached from my bloodstream. In March I spent some time in ICU as my levels were low enough to cause my heart to stop. Both too much or too little potassium has a devastating effect on the cardiac system (it's used on death row). It seems to come on after a period of vomiting/gastro as I cannot keep my meds down and my potassium bottoms right out. For some reason I am also very anaemic, (which explains constant tiredness of late) hence the iron infusion which has to be monitored closely which is why they do it in Oncology.

My doctors are investigating the causes of the intermittent vomiting I seem to get, looks like I will need an Endoscopy in the not to distant future. Thankfully this time my stay in hospital has been short as I had the foresight to phone my doctor early...(actually he was really cross I left it too late last time & I didn't want to incur the wrath of Dr. B. again). I am under the care of an excellent team and have great faith in their abilities.

Looking forward so much to being at home tonight with John, Matilda & Myles tonight, (and our Burmese moggies Leo & Flynn)...I get very stressed and anxious away from them. I am so blessed to have John to care for me...he just gets on with things and has the house, kids, their activities and full time work sorted...he is a remarkable man who I am very blessed to have beside me. Thanks so much to my dance/cheer friends Nancy & Shelly, who have offered help in any way they can...as well as everyone who has left messages here, sent texts or phoned...your friendship means a great deal...xoxoxo

6 comments:

CJCACC's Mom said...

((((Kerrie)))), Luv ya sweetheart!

antikva said...

I hope you're doing well now!

Sandi said...

Kerry- Be careful. My Ex father-in-law spent three weeks in a coma in ICU after his electrolytes got out of whack. Sending prayer for you Mama!!

xiao said...

Romantic pink is a tender pretty girl can best embody the links of london color; the stars also began to become links of london followers of and romanticpink, aroused a sweet and romantic links of london agitation. See below nine groups links of london pink star.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Hope you are on the mend.
I was just passing through to see what you were up to x

Watercolor said...

How are you doing??? They get this figured out???