Monday, February 27, 2012

Home Sweet Home and the Wait Begins

Thank you for all the good wishes, we can really use them these days in the pond.   It appears as tho' I am pretty sick and it only took them six days and [what felt like] a gazillion tests to give us a sort of, kind of diagnosis.

One of the tests has detected what the doctors suspect may be cancer, but it can't be biopsied [too small] so they will have to wait three months to do another MRI to finalize their diagnosis.  In the meantime I will be making weekly visits for other issues and I will have to be put on a transplant list.  I am also the happy recipient of my very own home health care nurse. That should be fun to explain to Spot, eh?

I am trying to look on the bright side for now - I am still alive and a lot more pain free than I have been in 4 months. Bonus! One day I will share the [now it's] funny story of them yet again over medicating me and the ensuing hilarity in the lobby of the hospital.  I am seriously considering getting a tattoo that says "Do not mix pain killers with sleep aids."  I was quite the show that night let me tell you.

In another episode of "It can only happen to Skippy"  the anti nausea medicine they prescribed to help me stomach another medicine I take causes me to throw up. If I wasn't so sick of being sick I'd laugh.  It is kind of funny tho', y'know?

I have always written this blog as a journey for us - me and my family - and I have always said it was an added bonus that I gained so many true, wonderful friends while documenting out mundane lives. I wasn't sure whether to share this trip with you all - but since it is happening and is doing a grand job of coloring our world I thought it was best to share the goods and the bads.

Hope y'all are having a great week - I promise to catch up in the next few days, but know I am always around in spirit, if not words.

24 comments:

colenic said...

love and hugs to you....positive thoughts to you and yours...tonight and always my friend

Shelly said...

Continuing to pray for you. I love your attitude- finding the humor everywhere. In the meantime, know we're all rooting for you and praying for you. Please keep us posted.

wonderchris said...

Glad you are home - but it sure sucks to be sick. Know that you've got a lot of people that are praying for you and keeping you in their best thoughts.

CWMartin said...

As always, our prayers with you.

Tracy said...

Home health care nurses can do so much for you. Take it as a blessing and another person to talk to during the day!

Marni said...

Dammit... I hate it that you are so sick. Wish I could be there to help you guys out. Hugs, love, and all that other mushy stuff.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

A big hug from me, Skippy. You're proof that a positive outlook - and finding things to laugh about - are the best medicine.

Phelan said...

You are in my thoughts. hugs

life in the mom lane said...

I am so glad you were able to come home and are on the mend! Being sick is never fun, but I'd rather be sick @ home than in the hospital!!!
Big hugs to you & your speedy recovery!!!

Jeannie said...

Well, thank heavens you have health care now - even if it seems to all go wrong. Yay for the transplant list! yay for home health care! Yay for catching what might be cancer super super early! (here's hoping it's not cancer at all)

Thanks for sharing - I was getting worried about you.

Confessions from the Hairdresser said...

I'm so glad that you're out! And especially glad that your spirits are still high and that you're seeing where the humor would be in your current situations. That just means that you're most of the way there :)

Rudee said...

I'm amazed by your resilience and positive attitude. I truly hope and pray all turns out well for you, Skippy.

ellen abbott said...

Well, knowing is half the battle right? they can't help you get better if they don't know what the problem is. I'm glad you are home now and feeling somewhat better. And what part of you would they be replacing? Many hugs and wishes for you to get well.

Julie said...

Not been on here (or anywhere really!!) for ages, so i'm a bit outta the loop.
Glad you're home and sorted with the meds and got homecare.
Just relax and enjoy!!

Eva Ason said...

Sending lot's of love and hugs to you my dear friend (((((SkippyMom))))) I admire your attitude. Please keep us updated. Have a good week my friend!
Big hugs

Eva

Sous Gal said...

GEEZUS thank gawd you're home! :)Thinking of you lots and all the time my friend, and for and of your amazing family :)

Crystal Pistol said...

I'm sorry you're having a hard time. I hope things start looking up for you and that you feel better.

Julianna said...

Was wondering where you were. But I haven't been around much lately either.

Glad you're feeling better.

(((HUGS)))

Tessa said...

Skippy my thoughts and prayers are with you. You are such a brave person, you just keep trucking along no matter what. I'm lost for words and I luv ya lots. Hang in there my friend, you'll be on the mend in no time at all.

Patty said...

So happy Skippy is home and back online. You have been sorely missed. I hope you start feeling better soon. AND feeling like eating! That would suck.

Yum Yucky said...

I have tears right now. I want you well and happiest. I will be praying for you every day. I love my SkippyMomma.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

:( that you are sick and have been in the hospital.

can't wait to hear about the "entertainment" in the hospital lobby.

on the bright side... the home health nurses are a good thing. i think ours has kept ron out of the hospital for the last three months. (sadly, his last visit it tomorrow.) glad you're in less pain! that is a plus.

Thisisme. said...

I so admire how you keep that sense of humour going, skippy! I know that it can't be easy at times. Glad you're home and in less pain at the moment. Long may that continue anyway. Thank the Lord for your health insurance !! Please keep us posted and know that we are all here rooting for you and sending lots of love and positive vibes your way. xx

lyndylou said...

OMG I am only just catching up and I am horrified that you have been feeling so utterly crap my friend. I hope that it isn't the big C, been there, done that and that you start to make some improvement soon.