So I saw the family doc yesterday. I was not well yesterday at all. I was nauseated when I went to bed, didn’t sleep well – waking every 15 minutes or so, and nauseated when I got up and throughout the day until at least 11 pm or so. You know how sometimes after you get sick you feel so much better? Well I was seriously thinking of making myself get sick, that’s how bad it was. I’ve been like that for days now.
So naturally I went to my doctor in that kind of condition – and had a fever while I was there too. Big surprise that she wrote a note keeping me off work for a while longer then eh? No dates on this one, just that I’m still ill and undergoing medical evaluation.
Now to see what the gastrointernologist has to say later this afternoon. His office never called this week to confirm the appointment, I sure hope it’s still on. Chris rearranged his work schedule so that he could go with me. Plus I’ve been waiting to see him since the day after my MRI in October so it’d better happen.
One of my nurse friends called me this afternoon, co-incidentally she happens to work in the Occ health office now (I have an appt there Friday), she was calling to let me know that another nurse friend of ours had been hospitalized again. She has chronic asthma and lung damage thanks to a chemical spill at one of her workplaces prior to her becoming a nurse. It looks like she’s going to end up hospitalized two or three times each year now if the past couple are any indication.
My friend is in the ICU. I was told that her breathing was so bad that she would likely end up intubated by the end of the evening. This happened to her last year – her breathing was so bad that they kept her sedated and intubated her. If I’m not feeling too bad myself I’m going to try to go over to the hospital this evening to see her. I didn’t want to go yesterday because as I said I was so nauseated, and had a fever. It’s probably the Crohns that’s causing all of that, but if I have an infection then going into the ICU to see her when her lungs in such bad shape is not a good idea.
It just goes to show that as bad as you think things are going for yourself sometimes, that other people often have it worse. Send some good thoughts for my friend please?