I cannot belieeeeeeeve all these good wishes.
I knew I might get some and hoped that my own strength and love for Eric, Sasha & Saba would get me through, but this just rocks!
So before I explain anything, I would just like to acknoweldge Ccococats' good prayers and sister's tumor that was begnin, as that particular thread was on my mind the past couple of days and I am so very glad it turned out well for her.
I will say that Eric's update was quite true, nothing like a hot night with an MRI and EKG machines breathing at you to make a girl feel super sexy, yo!
I met with the doctors this morning and much of the day has been with family, so sorry for the delay. I did not want everyone to worry this much! In a nutshell: I do not have a brain tumor (and did not feel I ever did!) and I'm not a Narcileptic nor do I have Multiple Sclerosis, etc. What they found was a HUGE allergic reaction to the combination of Tylenol Sinus Nighttime (sleep aid) and then massive amounts of Sudafed that I had in my system. Around Christmas I changed from Tylenol Sinus Day formula to Sudafed, but kept taking the Nighttime Sinus with sleep aid at night. There is an obscure ingredient that wasn't compatible with my blood type (AB+ somewhat rare) and what I was doing. The vertigo and blackout epsiodes took place in the morning and afternoon, rarely at night after most of the sleep aid had time to wear off. I took the sleep aid because I had such terrible sinus headaches, not being stuffy- just pressure, that I couldn't fall asleep and stay asleep. After giving so much blood that I now have to eat steak for the next month, it cropped up on a blood scan only because I told them I switched medicines. They had asked me "what medications or over-the-counter products do you use?" but they did not ask me if I had switched
lately, and it just got overlooked. So it was that simple. SHEEESH! I feel so guilty! Nothing like putting up a huge thread and then having it be so simple. The doctors (man, brain surgeons are handsome dudes!) did say that it was a serious threat to my equilibrium and any time anybody blackouts while driving, it is very serious.
So I turned in my jammies but they could not have my puppy dalmation slippers! I will say that hospital green is just not my color. Lord! But they had some very tasty jell-o.
So I would like to take just a sec and thank Kellye, Chris, Sam, Hissy -Eric did stellar with Saba
, Emma's friend-how did you know? I have an electronic Yahtzee
, Diane, Lorie, Bobbie, Pat - what a great e-Card and thank you for your phone
, Jalapeno and all her kitties, D'elle and Beau, Stefanie, Sandra, Stacy, Robin, GratefulBear -how are things?
Tina, Cat down in the Bayou
, Mom of Franz, Fran -are your dafodils up with this heat wave?
, Sheryl, Heidi, Ashley, Kelly, Daniele, Nancy
, Jenny, Susan - the entire UK helps!
, Roundy, Rockcat, Cindy, and Susie --bless you, you were a huge inspiration
Candie, Rita, TuxedoKitties, Sarah, Laurie -such a great comfort
, Steve - I asked the CAT Scan operator if "CAT" meant he could wear some fur or something to make it more fun
, Rigel --Tu sabes que yo leo mejor que yo escribo, y quiero te sabe que pienso que usted es una persona muy grande en Mexico y muy speciale.
, and Hope
, Stephanie --thank you so much for your TXTs and gloriousv/mail
, Gail -it felt like a week not just 48 hrs, yes; and Yosemite, Sandy -thanks for good thoughts for Eric
, and Fwan and Tricia in Germany!
, and Denise -hon thank you so very much. I hope you feel better with some good remedy soon too!
, and Heidi, OzzyKitty, and Tia -thank you for such hyper thoughts
, and my SS pal Beryl, and Lisalee, Beth, and Glowbug (Saba's rescue caretaker)
, and Joanne, and Barb in Iowa -yeah! I'll take the entire state
, and Kelly who really is in WVA
YES MA'AM!!!!! THANK YOU!!!
It's really good to be home and sleep!!
The best gift was to come home and see Saba kiss Sasha back for the very first time, and then wake up with them on either side of me, the first time they've ever been on the bed at the same time, less than 2 ft apart. That was worth the wait.
Love ya guys!