So far the typing isn’t going so well; we’ll see how the writing goes. It’s been a couple of months since I’ve been on here with anything to share. Not that life hasn’t had its ups and downs as of late. I’ve just been lazy and busy. It sounds counterproductive, but when I get busy, I get lazy. I start hoarding energy where I can, hoping that will help me make it through the times I really need to be on top of things. You know, spoons and everything. It seems to work pretty well.
I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately. I’m not sure why, except for when my husband rolls over in bed and covers half of my body with his, but I just toss and turn all night, most nights. It’s frustrating to say the least. I got some cannabis capsules to try to help with this insomnia, but they only work some nights. And often I’m afraid of rolling onto my back to sleep, because I know I’ll snore more. Yes, I snore, since I was a kid. Darling, isn’t it? And with having gained 30 pounds this year, that doesn’t help. Sometimes there is just less anxiety sleeping on the couch- I only have to worry about myself. That does make me feel far away from my husband, though, so I try not to do that too often.
The week before Christmas I ended up in the hospital with intractable vomiting, including vomiting up blood. It was horrible. The diarrhea had started earlier in the day, and it didn’t stop. Thankfully the ER staff got me back to the treatment area fast and got the vomiting under control within a couple of hours. I was admitted since there was a large fuzzy area on my CT (indicating inflammation) and they didn’t know what was wrong with me. I had a fever, too, which is a rare occurrence for me. So they started giving me IV antibiotics, nausea medication, fluids, and finally pain medicine. I didn’t sleep all night with everything going on. Even when I got to a room (no roommate, yea!) things didn’t quiet down. I ended up getting extremely drowsy the next day around 5pm. I don’t remember the last time I stayed up all night.
At any rate, the doctors tested me for a wide array of viruses and bacterial infections and so on. Was it a Crohn’s flare? The CT indicated that that was a possibility, but the GI doctor later debunked that theory (though he could have been wrong, no one knows). I was tested for the flu and that came back negative. I only had to stay for 2 nights, and the second night they put me up in such a nice room, it was like a hotel. Except for the beeping medical equipment, people drawing my blood every few hours, and nursing staff coming in my room every hour or two to get vital signs and administer more medicine. I was so dehydrated and weak, it was definitely the right decision to go to the ER. It took a few days for my stomach to get back to normal and even longer to get some energy back. It was a trying ordeal. Hopefully I won’t get sick again this winter.
Oh, wow, I’m falling asleep as I write this. My eyelids are heavy, so it’s time to say good night. Maybe I can at least proof-read this before publishing. Ha! We shall see.