Friday, March 5, 2010

My experience with Venofer

Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

My time at the hospital went really smoothly today. IV's and I have a rotten history together, my veins don't take too kindly to them, and usually put up a fight big enough to scare off a nurse or two. Thankfully today they were too tired and painlessly gave over to the first nurse that tried. Joe took off work and went with me, so it was kinda nice to sit and talk without feeling guilty. He tried to keep me entertained, which is always cute whether I laugh at his jokes or not. I love you George!

I felt fine as the Venofer dripped, even until a couple hours after I'd left the hospital. Later I started feeling nauseous, had a terrible headache, became sore all over and felt weak. I came home laid on the couch and became very chilled and started shaking. I was able to sleep for a couple hours and woke up feeling a little better, but still sick.

I'm up late now because my stomach decided it has had enough of this stuff. It might be has already been a long night of me in the bathroom. I Googled the iron and found out all these symptoms are normal but only a small percentage of people experience these flu like symptoms. {Insert chuckle here.} I don't mind being so sick, as long as the iron does what it's supposed to do and I feel better in a few days.

On a happier note, the day was not without some sunshine. Literally, the sun did shine. Plus, I came home to a house that had been broke into yet again. This time by my mother, she cleaned my kitchen table and chairs, anyone with kids knows that's a blessing. She mopped my floors and did the dishes among other lovely things. My sister financially backed the purchase of a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the kids to give me. And I had a mystery box of small gifts on the front porch. More on the tomorrow, but such a nice surprise, all of it. I am so blessed to have such caring family, I can't say enough how much they mean to me.
Jenna deserves a honorable mention, she peed on the potty 3 times today and kept her diaper dry most of the day. I'm still leery, but thrilled at the same time.
I think I might be able to get some rest now, so good-night friends.


leah leah said...

Miranda- You are in my thoughts and prayers, daily! Keep strong, my dear friend!!!! <3 {hugs}

adopt said...

Praying you will be back on your feet soon and to a place of perfect health! God is big enough! Your Mom and sister are awesome!

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Yay for iron (hopefully!) and YAY for Jenna! What a good girl! :)

{Kimber} said...

thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!!