Monday, February 23, 2009

The State of the Health Address...

I started this blog more of a personal on-line journal and a way for my family to keep up with Harrison. However, during the process, I have made so many wonderful friends and I know some of you check in here to see how my health is so here is a quick health update for those who have been so kind to inquire.

If you were confused by my last few posts where in one I thought I had turned the corner and was able to avoid going into the hospital and then in the next I had just been discharged and was still struggling, you are not the only one...I WAS CONFUSED TOO!! It started as a mild cold which progressed into a lot of congestion and was persistent despite all the "stuff" I was doing to get over it on my own. Since it had been so long since my last tune-up my Doctor thought it was best I start on I.V.'s but I was able to do them at home and was thrilled. I started feeling better and my lungs were clearing up. I thought I had turned the corner when all of the sudden I spiked some high fevers and started having severe body aches, shivers, etc. etc. I was afraid I had caught the flu or that I was reacting to the antibiotics so my Doctor told me to go to the E.R. BUMMER!

I was admitted at Thornton hospital and they changed up all my antibiotics and ruled out the flu and sent me home a few days later to finish up my I.V.'s. I was so happy to be able to be out for Harrison's birthday but I was still really struggling and seemed to even be getting weaker. I was running home I.V.'s four hours a day and doing lots of other treatments and pretty much sleeping the rest of the time. I was getting so discouraged because after all the I.V.'s AND a hospital stay, I was expecting to feel much better. Finally after three weeks of I.V.'s I told my Doctor I was DONE and made them pull my I.V. right there at clinic!! I just felt my body had been through the ringer and was overloaded with such strong drugs and needed a break! (I also needed a long bath WITHOUT a bag on my arm!) So, my Doctor reluctantly agreed after my pleas for him to trust me and let me pull it!

Now I am feeling stronger every day! I am flushing my system with USANA and am on the best probiotics and systemic enzymes and am definitely on the right track! Thank you so much for all your prayers and healing thoughts. At this point, I should not be surprised at the way your love and support buoys me and affects my progress but it seriously makes such a difference and I am so grateful everyday for that blessing!

5 comments:

The family said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all the way! Love you Sharlie!

OceanDesert said...

I SO hear you on the bath without a "baggie!!!" ha!

SO glad you're feeling better and as always doing a great job listening to yourself and body!!

Love and hugs!

Dawny said...

Sharlie thank you so much for being willing to share the most personal and sometimes painful parts of your life and journey with us. It is so comforting to be able to see updates and know you're doing okay. I hope every day gets better for you. As always, I love you and I continue to pray for you. You are so strong!!

Courtney said...

I'm glad that you are finally turning a good corner, Sharlie. I hope you continue to get better. :o)

Jamie said...

My Mother in Law told me all about you and I lost your blog address...so I am so glad you found mine! It's really great you were able to have your son! I am glad I have the opportunity to make a new friend....I'll definitely keep in touch. Hey- are you on facebook??