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Monday, March 5, 2012

How I Landed in Hospital

This new post is the beginning of a series that will take us back several months.  

I arrived home from the hospital on Thursday afternoon.  The story of the six nights I spent there is long and and complicated, but I’ll try to write it down in a manner that makes some sense.
If you are a regular follower, you know that I have been struggling with short term memory loss and ataxia. (Picture a slightly drunk person walking across he room).  On the evening of February 24, I stood up from the side of my bed and tried to take a step.  My feet felt as though they were stuck in cement, and I could not lift either one.  I fell forward and landed on the floor in a crumpled puddle.
I tried to stand up, but my legs would not move.  It was then, while lying on the floor, that I burst into terrified tears.  Fortunately, my cell phone was on the end of my bed, and I dragged myself across the floor and was able to brush it onto the floor.
I called my friend Nancy, only to discover that she was out of town.  She advised me to stay where I was and that she would call a private ambulance.  The EMTs were incredible and picked me up onto the stretcher, started my IV, and drove me to hospital.

When my fine motor skills return and my memory is better and my keyboard is once again my friend, I’ll be back. I want tp  stzfghis with youso you will know. 

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I’m rxhaustes ad want to est for  WHILE
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The last two paragraphs show what my typing looks like if unedited. It has taken me the better part of an hour to get these words written down.
I want to tell the whole story and will begin at the beginning--as I am able.


Dazee Dreamer said...

omg, you poor thing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

cj I thought about you the other day and was hoping you were doing well. Not so much huh? Glad you are home and so happy you are on the healing path. Sending you good thoughts and warm hugs!

KeLLy aNN said...

You are in my Happy Thoughts and Good Vibrations! Cheering you on!

Viki said...

Oh no, hope your better soon.

Katie Gates said...

Thinking of you, cj, and sending love.

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww... Take care of you.

criticalcrass said...

i'm so sorry that this has happened. i'm praying for better days!

Laoch of Chicago said...


BECKY said...

Take care of yourself!

Martha Mawson said...

I am thinking of you and have been since you first alerted us to your not being well (or, as they say over here, being poorly). I pray you will continue to get better and know that you have lots of friends who love you.

injaynesworld said...

Keeping you in my thoughts, my friend. Big hugs...

Judie said...

CJ, this is horrible! I want to know just what your diagnosis is! I can sympathize with you about the typing. If you have been reading my posts lately, you know that I am having difficulty typing as well! My right hand has a mind of its own due to a brachial plexus lesion. Typing is very laborious.

Please write another post and update us!!

Oh, and by the way, I am not a robot, but I find it extremely difficult to read those words below!!!!

Well, I missed the words the first time and now I have to try again!!!