Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It has been a long road

I know it has been quite a while since I have posted, not since mid October actually. I finally am able to make a quick post letting you all know that I am still around.

In Mid October, I woke up with what I thought was the flu. After 5 days, I was so sick and my back was in such extreme pain, which cause movement to be vertually impssible, that I was rushed to the hospital.

It ended up that I had endocarditis (a bacterial growth in a heart valve), a blood infection, acute renal failure and an absess in my lower spine.

After 6 weeks in the hospital, I was finally sent to rehab to regain my strength. It is amazing how much one will loose being sick and bed ridden for 7 weeks. I body/muscles had to learn to do everything all over again. I had even lost the ability to sit up for more that 10 minutes at a time, never mind walking.

I am finally home with physical therapy 3x a week helping me to regain my independance and am still on an antibiotic IV (sigh, my IV pump has become I constant companion).

The only other effect from the illnes seems to be that the middle finger on my left hand refuses to listen to my commands (of all fingers, lol) and sticks out when I try to do things. It tends to knock things over on me all the time, ha ha ha.

I am improving every day, in baby steps, but still require a walker. I am hoping to graduate to a cane in the next couple of weeks!

I miss my crafting so very much and am hoping to be able to get back to some of the simpler things soon.

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and that you have a wonderful NEW YEAR!