Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Very Thankful

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Right now, I am very thankful and feeling very blessed for all that I have. I recently had a very scary health problem that really put things into perspective and has made the small stuff in life seem in fact, small. I hadn't been feeling well for over two months now. It started off with acid reflux which I NEVER get. Went to doctor, got medication, thought it was the end. Six weeks later, acid reflux feels good, but everyday for two weeks, I was having chills, fever, sweats,dizziness or body aches. Not in that order and not all at the same time but everyday. Also felt very weak and had no energy. I had my bloodwork done for routine physical and my white blood count came back high, along with very high liver function. I was told it could be reaction from acid reflux medication, hep, viral infection, or something else. This happened two days before Thanksgiving.

I was really, really scared that something was extremely wrong with my liver even though my flu-like symptoms went away finally. I went yesterday and had my ultrasound and the tech said everything looked great! What a relief. I also had more bloodwork done yesterday and the Dr. said my white cells are normal and liver count is going back to normal. I am feeling so happy and very blessed and relieved. I realized how short life is and am going to live every moment to it's fullest. I am no longer putting off things I have always wanted to do. This has been a life changing experience for me and I would not wish it upon anyone. The Dr. thinks that I had an acute viral infection. He wants me to do bloodwork in a month just to make sure everything has completely gone back to normal. I don't know about you, but I am going to relax, be happy, and enjoy each and every wonderful day with my family that I love so very much.

In all of the chaos, I did manage to take a few pictures from Thanksgiving.






2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that everything is fine! Gracie is as cute as ever in that little bib. By the way, I tagged you...you need to go to my blog to see what it is all about.
Ginger

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Glad that you are feeling better. What a scare!

Gracie is so cute! Have a Merry Christmas!!