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Solitude to chaos = Anxiety

After 6 days of almost complete solitude, I am having difficulty adjusting to all the various noises, children’s voices (loud and always speaking at once while banging on something) and sounds my house makes that I had somehow forgotten about. The solitude in combination with this wretched headache (which has really reared its head at different times throughout the day especially right now) has me now hiding out in my oh so lovely bathroom. No it’s not really that bad, it’s just nice and dark and my
mom brought the heater up and put it in here today and the heat feels really good. Bedtime with the boys is more than I can handle right now. For a week now I have only heard one voice speaking at a time. I haven’t really even watched TV. So when my head is really hurting and it is bedtime I am sooooo thankful that my mom stepped in to help finish the process:). I think I am about ready for bed!!

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Home again, Home again

I’m going home!!! Luckily my mom and Bob are there to take help take care of me and my boys.

Utterly exhausted. It turns out that only walking back and forth to the bathroom for 6 days leaves you quite weak. I made 2 trips to the bedroom and 1 to the kitchen and I am short of breath feel like I need a nap. Only I just woke up from a 3 hour nap an hour ago. Guess I am going to have to ease into home life a little slower. They told me that for every hour of bed rest it would take two hours to recover. Head is feeling ok still but I can tell meds are wearing off and I can’t take another until tomorrow night. I’m good with that because it is the means by which I will prevent another rebound headache. Everything is so bright at home though so until the sun sets I will be sporting lovely sunglasses:). It’s pretty fashionable anyway. No change on the unexplained blue fang marks so that’s good. Overall glad to be home and it is soooo great to see the kids and snuggle with my Gideon.

feb 20th

Thank you to those of you who have provided meals to our family this week. What a blessing our church family and our friends and family have been. By the way who made the taco lasagna. It is awesome!!

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Mystery of the Day

Mystery of the day. I woke up with these mysterious puncture wounds on the back of my arm with blue ink that won’t come off with an alcohol swab. And they hurt. I have not noticed them before and I have been in the hospital for the past 6 days now. No idea. The nurse says it looks like I got tazed (no idea how to spell) or like fang markings??? What the hell!!!!!! She said the wounds look 15-18 hours old like maybe I wad scratching myself. I am wearing a blue shirt but it is the wrong color. I really feel like I need the help of Mulder and Skully or shaggy and Scooby or something. Anyone have any ideas? Oh and the head is feeling a bit better today and I am hoping to go home today that is unless they discover I was taken for
alien experiments in the middle of the night.

Feb 26th 1

Responses on FB

Kelly Sheets Long Too weird.

Edward J Bradford Vampires with blue teeth.
Marybeth French You are a mystery..I am baffled??!! 
Apryl Mizener Yoder They look like a staff infection….

Joy DeSimpelaere That’s really odd, has the doctor checked them out?
Edward J Bradford It looks like these are attempts at an IV…but that’s really odd placement

Heather Loose Johnson I’m telling you I was abducted

Jamey Burger   Lost time?

Heather Loose Johnson I’ve been in the hospital for 6 days who knows

Rachel Crowley If you had cuts on there before and they left the blood pressure cuff on for whatever reason, most of them are blue. If they were new cuffs, the color could bleed through. Not in IV start, hole too big and he is right, not a spot they go. Not really angry enough for a staph infection, but maybe, doesn’t explain the blue though. Good luck smile emoticon
Stephanie Jordan What in the world…
 Christy Young Kelly are you sleeping on a needle?! what the hell??!
 Heather Loose Johnson Another pic. Blue is likely from my shirt and I likely scratched it in my sleep. But mystery is more fun 
Heather Loose Johnson's photo.
Christy Young Kelly Are the medications making you itchy?

 Heather Loose Johnson I got the IV out and the tape off. I think it irritated my skin a bit.
Michelle Hanson Litke Wow they are perfectly round too
Sandi Davidson glad to hear there is a little improvement. Hope it continues.
Susan Krawczak Johnson There was a full moon last night….
Julie C. Wiles How weird!
Terra Sadek way too creepy Heather..

Michelle Hanson Litke Maybe a nurse was secretly stabbing u

Julie C. Wiles How far apart are the pokes?

Julie C. Wiles Vampire bat?
Heather Loose Johnson Now that’s more like it

Katie Marl You are still there?
Heather Loose Johnson Home now smile emoticon

Katie Marl Oh good!

Stephanie McLaughlin I would go with the characters on “Bones” They are pretty smart too
Debbie Smith-Wright Wow Heather I think you were taken by Aliens! Hopefully they did something to you to help your head aches. Glad to hear you are coming home soon. I bet your sick of being there by now. And I’m sure the family misses you too.

Cassie Harder Rittenhouse Weird!

Merry Dunne Blades I second that – Very Weird !

Heather Loose Johnson Yep weird.

Whitney Skeaze wth??
Heather Loose Johnson Update on the craziness. Going to put antibiotic cream per moms instructions today. What next. Really!!! What next??

Heather Loose Johnson's photo.
Heather Loose Johnson Any nurses in the area want to make a house call. I am not going back to the hospital!!

Staci Gordon Jackson Yikes!

Shanon Smith I think you need an urgent care visit as that doesn’t look any better that’s for sure

Heather Loose Johnson Not going anywhere:). Ha! If puss starts coming out I will go in.
Sandy Cushman Howell I think when you were sleeping they let med students practice their shot giving skills.

Heather Loose Johnson With a ginormous needle. It looks like the puncture wound from a cat bite. Maybe a blue cat? But now the blue is turning black. Oh well I am all bandaged up

Joy Gooch Ketchum Shock therapy maybe!

Whitney Skeaze Definitely aliens.

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No more IV…Yay!!!

I got my IV out!! Yay!!!! Ok so I am thankful for little things. It was in my right arm so it made everything a little more difficult. I am feeling quite a bit better today but the headache remains ever stubborn. The new meds have given me slight reprieve and for that I am truly thankful. But the best medicine of all was the paczki from Roma Bakery. I was just as surprised as you that my Dr would order such a thing but thankfully my friend Stephanie Jordan got the memo. Hoping to continue on this road to recovery.

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Paczki

I wonder if I could order a paczki from hospital room service?

Responses from FB

Stephanie Jordan Are you up for visitors?
Rebeccah Burns I’m pretty good at smuggling things into hospitals . .. . probably could talk Kevin Shoemaker into being
convinced that is part of my job for today!
Heather Loose Johnson Yes today I am feeling much better.
Heather Loose Johnson Lol. Too funny. Not sure I should actually eat one since the only activity I have had since Friday is walking to the bathroom:)
Stephanie Jordan If someone were to pick you up one, what flavor would you like
Rebeccah Burns I approve of your hypothetical question, Stephanie Jordan!
Stephanie Jordan So are you smuggling her one or should I Rebeccah Burns
Vicki Kuhlman Johnson I love this thread
Heather Loose Johnson The anticipation is killing me . Haha!!!
Stephanie Jordan Got her a strawberry on
Heather Loose Johnson And it was fabulous!! Just what the Dr ordered I think
Rebeccah Burns You must have the BEST, SMARTEST dr around

Feb 17th

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And “The Plan’s” Begin: The Plan v 1.0 – Sparrow Hospitalist

The last 24 hours have been horrendous…no pain meds at all, only the magnesium.  Oh and in the midst of this horrendous pain, they decided to do the MRI.  MRI + Massive Pain = severe anxiety and no MRI.  As I sat waiting for my turn in the MRI I began have a panic attack because I knew there was no way I could possibly make it through…my nurse finally came down and pumped me full of morphine.  It was as if I could feel all of my worries and pain melting away.  I made it through the MRI and brought me back to my room.

A neurologist finally came in and laid out a plan to treat the rebound headache.  And so it begins. They have given me the first round of medicine, Topomax, to treat this, what should I call it, shitty headache. I’ve been told that the side effects could be interesting. For example my nurse who had also taken this medicine told me it made her stupid. She would order food at a fast food restaurant, go to pick it up and wonder who ordered it for her or she would get up to go to the bathroom and couldn’t find the bathroom in a one bedroom apt. so this should be an interesting next couple of days.

They tell me it could take 2 to 3 days for this medicine to work, if it works, and if it doesn’t work they try something else. so it looks like I will be in here for a little while yet. On a positive note and even though I feel bad, I am really happy that my mom and Bob are coming home. When I was going into the MRI and was in so much pain all I could think was ” I want my mom” and now I get my mom. Up until today Dan had been so sick he couldn’t come up to the hospital.  I was so glad that he was feeling well enough to come visit today and bring me a few things from home. I am so thankful for such a supportive family and so many supportive friends I love you all and thank you for all you’ve done including all the prayers. I’ll try to update again tomorrow.

feb 16th meme