Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Vacation at the Hospital

Hi Y'all. It's Shelley, guest blogger. Steph can't come to the computer at the moment because she is IN THE HOSPITAL! It seems that she put off those steroids a bit too long, carried the dog a little too far, or just has a body that likes to screw with her. Her colitis is so flared that she was not able to make it to the bathroom the 12 or so times a day without passing out.

I'm trying not to be scared about the fact that colitis is a risk factor for colon cancer and as a colitis sufferer, Steph was SUPPOSED to be having annual colonoscopies (which she didn't). I'm trying not to worry too much about the fact that she passed out when getting her x-ray yesterday only to be caught by the giant x-ray tech who allegedly referred to her as "tiny".

I am pretty sure Steph would have preferred to go with me to Panama for her little impromptu break, basking in the warm waters of the Pacific, eating vegan gourmet, instead of using her bedside remote to request more ice chips and savor her clear-fluids diet from the comfort of her hospital room.

I would like to personally ask for loving support from each and every one of you. Comments galore. Until we know more, Steph will be tubed up with IV fluids and enjoying lots of broth and jello. Please share with her your experience, strength and hope during this time of challenge. I know she appreciates it!

Love, Shelley

Kids taking their blood pressure

Steph's self portrait (nice legs!)

kids helping Steph relax

Dogs sleeping as close to bed at home without actually being on bed.


1gkitty said...

Very nice! Hasn't she learned that we have to be specific when asking for a little vacation? I'm sure this is not what she had in mind!

amyliz65 said...

awww Steph. I am sorry your are not feeling well. It sure does suck when our body doesn't work right. I am praying for a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

I told Shelley it's ok if we don't go to Panama since I'm only too happy to chicken out, but I'd much rather have you get better! Sending you lots of California woo-woo healing love!!! Jill

Mere said...

stay strong mama, i will send ya some fighting strength cuz i dont really need when i am playing volleyball i am just a silly little teenager..well only for three more months! then i am 20 which makes you old! just kidding love you

Anonymous said...

Steph, so sorry to hear you are down & out. Hoping and praying for a quick recovery for you. Love from Schwenksville, PA!!!!