Friday, 18 November 2011

I'm Still Here....

Hi All

I'd just like to thank those of you who have sent me lovely cards.  As I've been ill for so long now most people just add whatever I'm diagnosed with to the list of health issues and forget that I feel really rough and ill sometimes.  I try not to let it show so most people aren't aware of it.  However it's really nice when people send me cards and it really makes my week and puts a big smile on my face, so thank you to those of you who took the time and care enough to send me a card, it's much appreciated.

Just thought I'd post a little about what has been happening with me lately.  I've been in the hospital most of the time, at least every day for the first two weeks!  Now it's down to a couple a week which is better.  I'm still getting pains in the leg (my very bad one and my bad one!)....and also in my arm too now. 

Why in the arm you ask?  Well when I went for a blood test, the phlebotomist hit a nerve in my arm.  Wow is that painful, it's like an electric shock which went down my arm and into my fingers.  She said it would go away in a short while and asked me to raise my arm.  She also said I should've drunk some water before coming, making it like it's my fault.  I think NOT!  It takes 2-3 hours for water to make a difference to veins, and this was a nerve she hit and not the vein!  Over a week later, and I'm still getting electric shocks.  I saw my GP and was told "There's nothing I can give you, it might last weeks, months, or could be permanent".  Lovely huh!

So now I keep getting shocks and it makes me drop whatever I'm holding and even the pooter is making it hurt more.  I've also got a nasty cold/cough which is probably making me feel worse, it's been here for over two weeks now and shows no signs of going away anytime soon.

Boy am I the luckiest person ever - good job I can still smile huh!


Gill said...

Hi Karen
Have been wondering how you are. Gosh what else can go wrong, your poor arm as well. Hopefully it will get better soon. And a cold as well you really are in the wars. I am glad that you can keep smiling.
Take care
Gill xx

Trina said...

Poor thing! I pray that something - arm, cold, anything - gets better for you soon!

Di said...

How lovely of folk to send you cards - hope you feel better soon! Di x

Anonymous said...

You poor little bugger.... this is so not fair.. No wonder I'm an athiest!
I think of you a lot even though I have no idea what you look like. We really should have made an effort and met up on my last trip to the UK. Next time????
There's not a lot I can say that I haven't already written in emails and comments. Just get better and I'm trying to send good vibes XO

Mrs A. said...

Hi Karen,
Hope this finds you feeling a little/lot/much better. Hitting the nerve in your arm is no joke. Hubby had that happen at the surgery when they did a blood test. The nurse (I hope she is a nurse cos I have only seen her on reception since) was built like a tank and we nick named her Butcher Bertha. Norm sends his love . Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Been browsing you blog today and working backwards . . . should've done it the other way round then I'd have known what was going on with your health!

Wishing you a speedy recovery xxx