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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Well, I'm here in the hospital...in the bed where I will hopefully only spend the next week....But with me that is always highly unlikely. There are always complications. With this surgery ,there has been a complication even before we began.

I have hyponatremia...Low sodium levels in the blood...which is a life threatening situation that can lead to brain hemorrhages or coma or death. (oh wow, that sounds bad! haha) I have it chronically but at times it wanders into the acute numbers which it was when they drew blood at the pretesting. I felt sick as a dog yesterday with what I discovered were all symptoms of this problem....

So they decided to admit me two days before the surgery to try to boost those sodium levels....via IV's of concentrated sodium.

That is all what it is...I'm not distressed in any way by it...I'm used to being in the hospital ...unfortunately it is my home away from home...and I know most of the staff here...so get treated well, like a long lost daughter! lol...It doesn't hurt that my husband works here and that I used to work here....
I have my laptop,Kindle and cell phone, so as Vicki my Spark friend said.
I'm all wired and set.

Actually it's a nice change of scenery...after being homebound for so long, it is nice ot have a different set of walls to look at. But I know it will get old fast, and soon I'll be longing for my kitty cat to keep my lap warm....She was upset when she saw me leave with my bags today...She knows what that means. She always spends the first week that I am gone depressed and refusing to eat or play. :( Poor Mayo! Because I'm always home and because I"m the only one who will let her sleep on their beds...I'm her special "pet"....haha. I know where I stand!

Mayo HATES my laptop....For obvious reasons. She thinks that SHE has exclusive rights as my Lap-top....and will take her nose and plow it off of my lap...If she's determined to occupy my lap, there's no denying her...Bested by a 12 pound cat!!! I'm ashamed to admit it.
She likes my Kindle though...doesn't take up lapspace and allows for one-handed operation which keeps the other one free to pet her!

So my surgery is scheduled for Tuesday...Assuming they can get the sodium back to an acceptable range. Stay tuned for more updates as they devleop....

My daughter has a good solution for the Mayo/laptop problem...but I cna't pull it off
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  • no profile photo CD8603687
    Thinking about you and wishing you the best,sending you emoticon
    and prayers for your surgery. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana
    3518 days ago
    Praying for your surgeries and thinking of you in your time of need. the pic of your daughter is nice n your kitty is cute. emoticon
    3520 days ago
  • VXWALL1942
    There you lie, drip, drip, drip. Hope the sodium concentrate does the trick. Enjoy the 'lap of luxury' that a hospital can be. lol Do hope you manage to get some quality rest tonight. Talk to you tomorrow.

    3521 days ago
    Love the picture of your daughter and Mayo -- they are both beautiful.

    Hoping that all goes well for you and the surgery can proceed as scheduled.
    3521 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7658463
    Hugs. I hope all goes well.
    3521 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    Well your in the hospital now Cynthia......... Not much you can do..... so let them wait on your hand and foot..... kick back relax.... and try to stop worrying...... What will happen.... will happen no matter how nervous or worried you are........ Take time to do some things just for you.... to help get your mind off of things........ you do have your laptop... so that will keep you busy for awhile each day....... Everyone out here is praying and pulling for you..... emoticon
    3521 days ago
    This morning, at worship, you were on my heart and mind, and I was praying for you. You are in the right place to get fixed. My thoughts and prayer are constant for healing, recovery, and fixing.
    And I feel for your little lap cat who doesn't want to share your lap with a lap top. It must be something about the lack of a mouse, lol.
    Hugs hugs hugs, rest, and be well soon!!!
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    3521 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    So glad you are in Hospital where they can look after you!
    Half the battle is being able to rest and relax.
    Great you have your lap top with you!.
    We can get bulletins as to how your are .
    I am sure your beautiful little friend will miss you but she will love you all the more when you get home again! your sodium levels should also improve and by being there early. You have more chance of any other problems being discovered and addressed
    Take care my friend lovely to know you are relaxing and resting !
    Love and Hugs Susie emoticon
    3521 days ago
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