Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Monday, September 22, 2008

Some Hospitals have Revolving Doors...

Or so it seems.

I spent the night last night in the local Hospital Hotel due to some swelling issues again. This time it was not severe and in no way life threatening like last time, but it was enough for concern. I came home on Friday with a thick pressure bandage around my neck which had to stay in place for 48 hours. It was quite loose by that time and husband cut it off at 5:00 PM. Around 7:00 I noticed a difference, especially with swallowing. There was new swelling and swallowing was actually quite hard. After a few phone calls to the necessary medical personnel we later found ourselves in the local ER. I was seen quickly and was given a CT scan to make sure there was nothing life threatening. It was decided I stay for the night. My primary doctor saw me this morning and agreed it was good that I came. He released me and I am home doing much better. I will see the surgeon on Wednesday morning. I guess it is much better to play it safe. If my surgery had been on my leg swelling would not be the issue it is when you have to consider breathing and swallowing. I just hope that door at the hospital gets fixed so it does not revolve so quickly.


Inkling said...

Aunt Anita, I'm sorry to hear that. But I'm glad you are back home. i guess it wouldn't be so bad if your hospital was set up like the Four Seasons. Wouldn't it be nice if they had a pool, cabana boys, valets, fancy food, Egyptian cotton sheets, and better interior decorating? But then you'd never want to leave. =) "Yes, I'll take another pina colada after you change my pressure bandage and massage my shoulders. Oh, and could I have another beach towel for my dip in the pool? Thank you so much." Ah, that would be the life. (Nobody ever said you had a reasonable or realistic redheaded niece.)

Penny said...

I am so glad you still have a great sense of humor about all this! It cannot be easy, but looking on the bright side is best. I hope things get better and you can relax and heal quickly. Duane and I will continue to pray for you and Steve. take care

Queen Mother said...

A cabana boy?
You better check her to see is there isn't something tight around her neck.

Hope you are feeling better and that your e-room trips are all over with.