Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oh no, not again....

Well, here I am again--back at the Denver Bed and Breakfast.  Is it:
a.  because I can't get enough of the all-you-can-eat gourmet food?
b.  because I miss my friends who work while wearing lounge wear and accessorizing with stethoscopes?
c.  because I sleep so much better in a bed that sports side rails and nifty buttons?
d.  all of the above

Actually, another early morning bout of lung bleeding teamed with an increased shortness of breath and rib pain led to this admission last Thursday.  Thankfully the antibiotics are kicking in and I'm breathing much easier.  I'm also glad a ct scan figured out the source of my rib pain, a small pleural infusion with heavy plugging.  At least now I can stop financing my chiropractor's next Caribbean cruise.  

Yesterday I had a bit of excitement.  About 3  o'clock I decided to take my little self outside to bask in the record setting 80 degree sunshine.  Just before leaving my room, I noticed my cell phone hanging out on my bed and thought, "Self, you shouldn't leave your cell phone lying around in plain sight when you're not in your room."  So I quickly pushed said cell phone under the bunched up sheets at the foot of my bed and left before any medical person could put a stop to my intended field trip.

An hour and a half later I was happy to return to the confines of my nice cool room.  Imagine my surprise when I saw my bed all spiffy and hospital cornered when I walked in. After ascertaining there was no little blue cell phone anywhere to be seen, my stomach just dropped.  Long story short, the CNA decided to change my sheets "just to be nice" and didn't notice the cell phone.  She had offered to change them earlier that morning and I told her they were just fine.  So with a colorful word, off she flew to the laundry on a cell phone rescue mission.   I guess I did a good job of hiding it after all--but lesson learned.

After the beautiful day yesterday, today I watched as a winter storm began forming over the mountains.  It is now snowing and the forecasters say we could get up to 12 inches of snow by tomorrow.  This is life in Colorado.


  1. Oh Sherri, my heart aches for you and all the pain that you are enduring in your journey here. I love your outlook and wonderful example.

  2. Auntie I am so sorry you have been feeling so awful lately! We do love you very much and you are on my mind a lot. Incidentally, I was meaning to tell you I have been reading a bit on a supplement called Grapefruit Seed Extract, which is a pretty awesome antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic little thing that they think could also be effective against MERSA, as they haven't found anything that can become tolerant to it yet. It also is very helpful for the pesky candida yeasts that like to multiply after you get lots of antibiotics - I've been using it for that reason for a few days so far and it really works well. Anyhew, read up on it and see if it's something you would be interested in. I love you tons!!