Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Latest....


Oh WOW! It's been such a whirlwind of a few days. We arrived in Sumter, South Carolina late Friday evening and checked into temporary housing. I sent out a bulk email to let most everyone in my email address book know we made it here. We got up on Saturday and toured the area just driving around. Then we stopped by the commissary to pick up some food items. I wasn't feeling particularly well at that point and so we only bought a few items. By 6:30 I had a full case of what I THOUGHT was the flu or food poisoning. But, by 10:00 I knew I needed some medical attention. I won't get into too much detail here on my blog, but things were not normal even by "flu" standards. A nurse line advised me to call 911 or at least get a ride to the ER. If I had to do it over again, I would call 911. We did not know where exactly the hospital was AND it was storming like the dickens! Not even my GPS wanted to help. We had passed the hospital earlier in the day so we knew the general vicinity it was in so hubby headed that way and we followed the blue "H" signs there. We waited SO long to be seen. It seemed like forever. I was admitted to the hospital at 5:30 Sunday morning. A CAT scan and a Sigmoidoscopy (a smaller version of a colonoscopy) confirmed Ischemic Colitus. They even gave me a "pretty" picture of my colon. Ewwww!
So, in a hospital room is where I spent my first days in Sumter. I'm "home" now.... well back to Temporary Lodging.

My sweet 17 year old updated my blog for me. There was a little confusion since right after she posted, one of my scheduled posts popped up. {I have the "Wacky Holidays" set up ahead of time.}
I have a ton of emails to sift through, but wanted to let everyone know where I was and to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes!
This has got to be one of the hardest parts of the military life, not having friends or family around when something like this happens.
I am going to try and sift through some more emails before I call it a night. If you've emailed me and haven't heard from me, you may have gotten lost in my spam folder so email me again! (I usually clean out my spam at least twice a day so it's gotten out of control!)
Thanks so much!
~Angel

12 comments:

Sharon in NE said...

So good to hear from you Angel. When I saw the "twins day" post I figured that's what it was. (My, you're organized.) What a sweet daughter to let us know what was going on and what an ordeal you went through. Hope things have quieted down and you're getting your strength back. hugs!

Deborah said...

Hi Angel, I followed your daughters posts and I have been so concerned about you! I know how painful it is what you went through! I am just so glad to hear you are back at temporary housing for now. Please take excellent care of yourself and get load of rest and drink tons of water! I have been there and as you probably know I am hospitalized quite frequently for my conditions. Please know I prayed for you and felt your pain. Time to heal now sweetie! Blessings, Deb

Jan Scholl said...

Good grief. could that have been caused by sitting so long in a car or plane? I alway feel horrible after being a passenger for more than two hours. Hopefully this wont ever happen again. I read the Wiki and it says old people get this. You aren't old so must have been a freaky thing, so rest up and get better.

Kelley Holland said...

Angel, so glad to hear you are feeling a little better!! Does STRESS play a role in this illness at all?? Take it EASY now, you hear??

Peggy said...

Glad you are home! Please don't stress about things that are out of your control. Take it easy. Love u!

"Jany" said...

Take care and I do hope nothing else happens to you so you can find a real home for your family and be established and stamping again soon. Take care!

Anonymous said...

So glad you are home. Sorry to hear you had to spend your first days in Sumter in the hospital.
Take care of yourself.
God's Blessings
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear you are "home" and doing better. You sure gave everyone a scare. !! I hope you continue to feel better and are able to get settled in where you are until you find a home. Please continue to keep us posted.

Diane said...

Oh my,glad you are doing better!
Thinking about you ,wishing you well!!!

Michelle said...

Good to hear you doing better. What a crazy move you've had! Things will get better.

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

So happy to hear that you are doing better! You have been in our prayers! Warm fuzzy {{{{{Hugs}}}}} to you!
~Angie

Rose Ann said...

Oh Angel....I'm so sorry you were ill. I hope you are feeling much better! Hugs and prayers, sweet friend.