Perhaps more rest is in order. Believe me, I would never push Holly to take on too much. I let her decide what she feels up to doing. The GI is the one that actually encougaged her to do as much physically as she could.
A lot of what's going on this time is very new to us. When first diagnosed, she had no Hospital stay or infection/abscess. When she started the Prednisone, she seemed to get stronger by the day then. Maybe I can't remember just how long it took. It seemed immediate, but in hind sight maybe it took a few weeks.
Wow, Gail, you really took it easy on me there. Hopefully, I'm getting better at not letting my anxiety show through in my posts.
You always seem to make so much sense, and I think you're quite likely correct. Thanks so much for taking the time again.
Thanks very much for that imput. I'm sure there will be more blood work done in Feb. when she goes back for the SBFT. I think you and "Nanners" are right about that. I will ask about b12 and D.
She has been taking iron since first diagnosed. She was very anemic, and it took almost a year to get her iron stores up. She hasn't taken any since her Hospital stay, but I wouldn't be suprised if she's anemic again. I will be asking the Doctor about that as well.
Thanks for responding. She might be overdoing it abit. She plans on just crashing this weekend so maybe that will recharge her a little.
After reading your signature, I'm really surprised to see how much you've gone through in less than a year. 2 resections already seems uncommon. "Many abscesses" sounds like a nightmare.
Don't sell your Mom short, we all deal with this as parents differently, but likely the concern and fears deep down are the same.
You certainly have endured tremendous adversity. You have a such a positive outlook considering what you've been through. I hope you have a good network of friends and other family members that are standing by you. It's so difficult for someone your age to make their way in the world even in ideal situations.
If I could be so bold to give you some fatherly advise. The best way to gain the most independence, so that you can drive, work in the best conditions, not have to worry about income etc. Is to put every ounce of energy you can muster into an education. If you can somehow sacrifice the next few years, it will pay massive dividends for the rest of your life.
I know it's easy to say, considering that I don't know every detail about your current situation. But even still I would strongly advise you do everything you can to persue this.
You're obviously a caring person, to be on this forum trying to help others, (like me). Perhaps you should check out a career in Social services, or Health sciences.
I hope things get better for you. I certainly will pray for your success. Sorry to get so long.
She's following a low residue diet pretty much, and she's constantly hungry, and eating alot. Typical Prednisone side effect I guess.
She is immensely tired though. She went back to school this week, then was at the arena 4 nights as well. It's hard to keep her away from that. I think she should slow down abit. This weekend she has nothing planned, so I'm hoping the rest will benefit her somewhat.
Hope things are good with you, Thanks for checking in.
Guess I jumped the gun on that fatherly advise. I'm so glad to hear that you're persuing that. It will pay huge dividends in the long run. Good luck.