What a great outlook you have!!!
I hope if/when I have surgery I can stay positive.
looking forward to #2
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
So here the #2 reason:
HOSPITAL STAFF- Although it gets annoying sometimes with vital signs every 15 minutes, being able to press a button for someone to bring me apple juice, ice cream, a blanket or anything becomes very addictive. When I go back home I try to get my family to do it but they quickly remind me that I am home and not in the hospital. They love me but people taking care of me in the hospital is the closet I will every get to feeling like royalty or J.Lo.
tune in tomorrow for #3
First of all thanks for all the support..I wish I had found this site years ago...but now that I have I hope I can help someone else going thru the ups and downs
Now back to the countdown #4
THE ADJUSTABLE BEDS!!!!!!
As someone who has a lot of joint pain related to the disease sometimes finding a way to sleep can be hard..that is if I can sleep at all. But in the hospital I can raise my legs or head to the perfect position..LOVE IT!!!! I also take my own body pillow and queen size fleece blanket so it is just heaven. I brought a Woolrich brand blanket from target about 2 years ago and with my anemia it is my best friend. All the staff loves it. Sometimes when I go for test I pray that it is still there when I return. So far so good...maybe I should install a Lo-Jack on it just is case.
I can't afford to buy an adjustable bed for home so I just enjoy while I can during admits. Talk to you guys later.
New Pajamas- my mother is from the old school, so she won't let me be in the hospital with old pajamas. Due to my frequent admits I now have more pajamas then regular clothes. But its always nice to get new stuff.
Well wishes from family and friends-- we all lead hectic, busy lives but when I go in the hospital sometimes I speak to loved ones I haven't talked to in a while. Just reminds me that I am never alone in this crazy world. I was in the hospital for 21 days Jan/Feb 2007 and in just one day I got 22 phones calls, all from different people. The operator finally called my room to say I had broken a record, she was so impressed. Even more so because 90% of the calls were long distance.
Due to recuperating from the surgery this time all phones calls will go to my husbands cell instead. But I look forward to the messages.
BEAUTIFUL FRESH FLOWERS- I don't usually have flowers around the house 9hard enough to keep 3 kids, a husband and 1 dog alive), so I love the flower deliveries. They make the room smell good and I love passing them on to other patients on my way out.
I have been having the worse stomach pains lately. The percocets are not working. Hoping it is just anxiety about the surgery.
Ski Bum- happy to see you are recovering well. Thanks for the phone advise. My hospital does allow cell phones on the floor. In the past they were wary of new technology but now they say it is fine. Get better soon.