Monday, April 6, 2009

The Last Place You'd Expect...

I was reminded of how blessed I am in the last place you'd ever expect...the emergency room. Now, this post is not for you to feel sorry for me by any means, at the moment I am getting a lot better. I am still weak and in pain, but I am leaps and bounds better than I was on Saturday.

Let me give you a little background info. 3 weeks ago I had strep throat and so I took A LOT of anti-biotic. They always make me feel a little icky, but they did the trick and I started to get better for a day or two. The next thing you know I have a horrible chest cold and I am coughing up crap right before "American Fork Idol" was supposed to open. Since I was supposed to do Opening Night my doctor put me on Steroids. I HATE Steroids. They always make me feel very unlike myself, but I needed my voice back ASAP so I took them anyway. But the combination of the anti-biotic and the steroids did a number on my belly and so my Crohn's Disease started acting up. For the last 3 weeks it has been one thing after the other (after I had quite a long bout of healthiness, might I add...) and then I went to a new chiropractor last week and he adjusted me too roughly, so I started getting headaches...

So Saturday morning I woke up at 5:00 AM, ran to the bathroom and threw up. My head was pounding out of control. I was in Migraine mode. It was the worst headache I've ever had, so I called for Jesse, told him to grab a bucket, and that we needed to go to the Emergency Room. So we got in the car, called Meg so she could meet us there, and off we went. Luckily I did not need to use the bucket (the thought of puking in a bucket just seems horrible to me, I've never done it before and I hope I never have to). We went to Jordan Valley Hospital and luckily there wasn't anyone else in the waiting room so I was helped fairly quickly. Meg got there and they took me back to my room.

As they were taking me down the hall and I looked into a few of the rooms, I saw many people who were all alone. And at that moment I felt a surge of peace because here I was with the two most important people in my life.

I don't know how people go thru life without a twin and a husband. Why was I so blessed? I have no idea, but I'm glad I did whatever I did to earn this right. Because I wouldn't have it any other way. They took turns answering the doctor's questions and they took turns helping comfort me.

The doctor ordered a head CT just to make sure everything looked normal and it did, so they got me comfortable, gave me some prescriptions and sent me home.

Like I said before, I am feeling so much better now, I just needed to say how grateful I am to have Meg and Jesse. I am so very blessed, and I recognize and appreciate how very blessed I am. And now I am planning on it all being up-hill from here and having a healthy Spring and Summer :)

(This is the only picture I have of the 3 of us on my computer at work, so it will have to do...)


The Grant Family said... poor thing! Hope you get better soon. (((((hugs)))))

Perschon Family said...

Oh Chels! I'm SO SORRY! I know you didn't ask for sympathy but seriously...I hope you have a better week! You deserve it! Let me know if you need ANYTHING! I'm SO glad you have Meg and Jesse and I'm so glad you were able to find something to be grateful for after all of that! I probably wouldn't have been as positive! You amaze me!

Niel and Brittany Lund Family said...

How sweet...not that you were so sick but the twin/husband stuff. I can't imagine you without either of these two. You are very lucky to have them, as you know.

galbraithfam said...

I am soooo sorry! I don't even know what to say! You have been through it girl.....really! And yet you can still stay soooo positive! You are amazing! I really hope that you are feeling better. But seriously, call me if you need anything!!! That's what friends AND neighbors are for. I feel like it has been forever since I've REALLY talked to you. When you get some time seriously call me. I'd love to see you!