Susie , your weather sounds pretty lousy! Florida gets more than it's fair share of non-relenting heat, severe rain and lightning, but I really think Texas has it worse.
"NP"? I'm not familiar with that one.... or, it's chemo brain getting me again.
I am LOATHE to sound like a broken record, especially a record set on something negative, but it has happened again --- bad to worse. So after 3 1/2 weeks of pneumonia and not being able to see anyone or to go anywhere, and having to delay my Taxol treatments, I finally had a breakthrough day, where I was starting to feel not quite as decrepit and pathetic. One of my BFFs lives just down the street and her birthday was the next day so we decided to walk around the block so I could give her a card also. I warned her I'd need to go slowly. And boy did I! We strolled VERY slowly---me afraid I'd burst into a coughing fit, and my friend just feeling a bit out of shape. So although we only walked slowly for about
45 minutes, I still had to bend over and cough several times.
Here's where the story turns really ugly. After i got home I had a painful 45 minute fit, curled into a ball as I hacked and hacked my lungs up. The coughs were so violent I could feel them in my back. I even said to my husband, "man, it feels like my back is exploding from the inside"! So I spent the rest of the night my couch in a lot of back pain, and fighting the urge to cough. When I woke up Tuesday morning I was completely unable to move my legs--- now numb from the hips down. I had maybe 10%feeling in each leg, but other than that they were dead weight. The rest of that day my husband had to lift me off the couch and I'd hold desperately onto his arm as we'd shuffle toward the bathroom a few feet away. And those few feet were a STRUGGLE!! Along the way my legs would "give way", sometimes at the hip, other times buckling at the knees or ankles. We decide to see how a day of complete rest affected the problem, so I did nothing but the shuffling to the bathroom routine the entire day. And when it was NO BETTER at all on Wednesday we went to the ER at lunchtime. By dinner time they knew they had to switch me to a bigger hospital and be admitted. It's almost Sunday now and I'm still here, and NO
BETTER. I am having every test done that anyone has ever heard of.
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