Going to the hospital shouldn’t make you sick… Should it?!
Twenty four hours after my trip to the hospital for my surgical followup I am SICK! I’ve been hit with a some kind of bug that has knocked me on my ass. I can’t keep anything down other than small sips of water to stave off dehydration. It’s nasty. I spent six hours on the bathroom floor last night and almost as many today. I do not have a fever, otherwise I would call my doctor, just severe pain and burning in my abdomen and extreme nausea. I must have picked up something at the hospital as I haven’t been anywhere else. Tuesday’s outing was my “big day out”. Pretty sad that just going to a hospital is dangerous. It’s not the patients that I caught something from, it’s the people visiting. Even though you can’t go more than a few feet without seeing a hand sanitizer, but there are a lot of people who just don’t understand that their lackadaisical attitude can cause a lot of harm.
I was fortunate enough to not have had to endure chemo and radiation. My mother did when battling her breast cancer and it is a terrible ordeal. Your immune system is completely compromised and keeping germs at bay is imperative. I was certainly feeling rundown when I went to see my surgeon on Tuesday. It’s only been two weeks post op so I am struggling with energy levels and managing pain. Unfortunately with this new hiccup, I am unable to take my meds as I can’t keep anything down and each pill requires that I take it with food. So now I am not only dealing with projectile puking everytime I try to eat or drink, I am dealing with the pain that wretching causes in my chest and back. Have I mentioned that I’m sick of being SICK!? I mean seriously. If I wasn’t feeling so crappy I’d laugh. It really is farcical. What else can go wrong?
Oh shit…I hear the porcelain throne calling my name. Wish me luck.
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President of As You Like It Marketing & Communications Inc. Award winning speaker and author. Breast cancer fighter and blogger. I’m sharing my journey…the good, the bad and the ugly. Hoping to help anyone else that has been touched by breast cancer be it you or someone you know or love.
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