Have you see Jen?
Jen, we have looked high and low for you? Where did you go girlfriend? Did you leave country? Did you get lost on the Blue Ridge Parkway? Did you go into hiding? Did you change your identity?
:::Jen running::: “I’m here… I’m here… I’m here…”
I wish I could say that I was on this awesome adventure, but that isn’t just the case. I was actually hooked up to an IV here in the mountains at our local hospital for 7 long days. It was a scary time for sure and one that I didn’t see coming.
When I went into the ER a week and half ago now on that Friday, I had no idea that they would admit me for 7 days. I knew something was terribly wrong though with the pain I was experiencing and my stomach swelled up like a pregnant lady. My hubby was really worried as my legs were swelling really huge as well and with tears in his eyes, he did not leave my side until the DR came with a fast diagnosis. All the ER DR needed to do was take one look at me and say, I think this is your pancreas. After a quick job of giving blood, the ER DR was by my bedside to say that I was under a pancreatitis attack. My pancreas enzymes were over tripled than the number they were suppose to be.
The big question was though what was causing it? I don’t drink… I don’t smoke… and I already had my gallbladder out. After numerous tests and calling in specialists, they never figured out what caused it. All they could do was to keep me off of food for 6 days and on an IV drip to get my pancreas back to normal.
I’m not going to lie you all, I was scared. Very scared. I was in so much pain those first 4 days, that I did lots of crying. Wondering if I was going to live? Scared that I was going to be taken from my girls as their mother at a very young age? I will tell you now that if it wasn’t for my trust in the Good Lord and knowing my guardian angel Grandma was looking after me, I don’t know how I would have made it through those days.
Seeing my girls so sad that their mommy was in so much pain and couldn’t get out of the hospital bed or seeing L just cling to my bed each night she had to leave, it was killing me on the inside. Taking my heart and stomping it all over the ground. Seeing my hubby cry at my bedside, I never ever want to go through that again!
I am home now, trying to get back into a normal routine. The pain comes and goes but today has been a MUCH better today with hardly no pain at all. I am on the mend, I finally can say :).
I have to thank so many of you all for the wonderful tweets, video blog posts (I had to spend my birthday and Mother’s day in the hospital), beautiful facebook posts (most days people couldn’t even see updates on me due to all the wonderful prayers and wishes wrote), phone calls, visits, gift cards to take care of hubby and girls food, all the help with the girls and Prayers! It all got me through those 7 days that were my darkest point.
God healed me and for that, I am so thankful. God is good!
I am a fighter and so happy to be given the chance to heal and be back to write this blog post! Life is amazing for sure 🙂