Can you feel the love and hugs coming from Florida??? As much as I can send is heading your way....I cannot even imagine what you've been through!! Like Yally said, what on earth can happen to you next? It is killing me not to be able to do something to help you...please know that we all love you and have you in our thoughts and prayers...
I'm with Yally...lets get that gallbladder out of there!!! I know you love JZ, what on earth is he saying about all of this??? Please keep us posted...we've all been so worried about you.
Hugs upon hugs,
Post Edited (erin.K) : 5/9/2008 10:32:22 PM (GMT-6)
How absolutely scary that was for you and yes I have seen the ICU psychosis and have taken care of patients that have gone through it. I have not heard of the Steroid Psychosis but I know people on steroids can have lots of problems with feeling jittery and not being able to sleep etc.
Well I am sure glad you survivied and that you are home. May this never happen to you again and thank you for sharing your experience with all. The nurse see your name as being admitted they may lock the doors...................LOL.
Talking about it is therapeutic and it is also an education for us so keep posting your experience. Hugs
Welcome to Home Sweet Home!!!
That had to be a terrible experience. Skitt is right, talking about it is therapeutic and it is also an education for us. In fact I just learned something new from reading about your experience.
The first time I was hospitalized for a partial obstruction, I too was given steriods through the I.V. I had been on steriods for years off and on and know it is an evil drug, but when I had it fed to me through the I.V. at the hospital, I now believe that I too suffered from steriod psychosis!
The nurse came in my room and walked up to my bed and said, "I'm sorry I didn't come sooner, but I got really busy". Then she started to inject something in my I.V. and I asked, "What is that?" She said, "You asked for something for pain." I said,"No I didn't" and she said, "Yes, you did" then I told her "I'm sorry, I have no recollection of that. I'm not in any pain." She said it was ok and then left the room.
A few minutes later she came back in my room and I was now sitting in my chair. She came up again and was trying to put something in my I.V. again! I asked her, "what are you giving me?" She said, "You called and said you wanted something for your pain." Again I told her that I had no memory what so ever of calling her and that I felt so terrible about not remembering any of this. She said, "That's okay" and left.
about 15 min later, my husband came to visit me. I was standing in the middle of the room talking with him and AGAIN the nurse comes in and starts walking towards me. I said, "OH NO! NOT AGAIN?!" And she said, "Yes you did" I explained to my husband what has been happening and the nurse verified everything to him and I told both of them I ABSOLUTELY HAVE NO MEMORY of constantly calling her for pain meds and that I was in no pain what so ever! She just laughed and said not to worry, that it was no problem.
She never explained this to me, maybe she had never heard of it either. I mentioned it to my GI and he didn't seem concerned either.
I also have Bi-polar and was off of all my psych meds. So maybe it was a combination of the two. But I totally understand where you are coming from. Thank goodness I didn't have it to the degree that you did, but I can relate in a way.
Thanks for sharing.