What a Difference ONE Year Makes
It's difficult to believe that a year ago, I was in the hospital fighting for my life. On July 27, 2011, I was very sick. I was dehydrated, my lips were blue and my pressure was dangerously low. I insisted all I need was some Sprite and Cheerios and I would be fine. My husband, Rich wanted to call for an ambulance. I kept saying no. It wasn't until I passed out and fell that I said yes. I was rushed to the emergency room. I remember arriving and having about 15 people ~ nurses, doctors, technicians and who knows who else ~ surrounding me.
I was in the hospital a total of 17 weeks. I was finally discharged 2 days before Thansgiving 2011. It's been 8 months. I'm much stronger now and I'm able to work (and blog) again. My life has definitely changed. I still have limitations and I have to remember that. I want to be able to do the things I could do before my illness. I'm sure with time, I'll be even stronger and life will return to a "new normal".
I'm meeting with my surgeon later this week. I'm hoping for one more surgery that will help me to reach that "new normal". For now, I'm just happy to be here.